Date(s) - 03/10/2018 - 03/11/2018
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spain Park High School (Birmingham)
4700 Jaguar Dr - Hoover, AL 35242

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Writing and Illustrating for Kids Conference – wik’18

Date(s) – 3/10/2018 – 3/11/2018
12:00 am

Spain Park High School (Birmingham)
4700 Jaguar Dr – Hoover, AL 35242



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Join us for wik'18 Saturday, March 10, 2018

Optional Intensives or Illustrators' Day Sunday, March 11, 2018


Spain Park High School in Birmingham Alabama! 

wik'18 Brochure

Schedule of Sessions

Optional Conference Activities and Guidelines


Members: $155.00

Non-Members: $185.00

$25.00 off – Early Bird Registration opens for SCBWI members December 15, 2017, for nonmembers December 20, 2017

$25.00 penalty for late registration after March 5! Walk-up registration March 10 for Small Theater breakout sessions only

Sunday Intensives:

Morning Only: $50

Morning and Afternoon: $75.00

Sunday Illustrators' Day with Conference: $75.00

Sunday Illustrators' Day Only: $95.00

Face to Face and Written Only Critiques $50.00

Agent One-on-One Consultations $55.00

Lunches $8.50


Questions? Please email Southern-Breeze@SCBWI.org for more information.




wik'18 includes something for everyone, writers, illustrators, beginners, published and not-yet-published – you  choose from 32 breakout sessions with industry professionals!

Note: space in each breakout session is limited. Register early to ensure the sessions you want are available.


Featured Speakers

Linda Sue Park – Newbery Award Winning Author


Pat Cummings – Corretta Scott King Award winning author/illustrator and instructor at Pratt Institute

Nicki Carmack – Creative Director, Peachtree Publishers



And more! (more faculty will be added as they are confirmed)

See our Faculty listing and our Conference Brochure for details



SCBWI Members, you must log in before beginning your registration. This is the only way the member "ticket" will appear beneath your personal information on the registration form (which should be automatically filled in after you have logged in to the SCBWI website).

Non-members and Students, please fill in the personal information form. After your personal information is entered, click on the circle beside the appropriate "ticket" (Non-Member, Student) before clicking the CONTINUE button at the bottom of the page. Students please bring your student ID card to registration for verification.

To Register you must select the appropriate "ticket" – no registration can be completed without selecting a ticket. Click on the box or circle to the left of the ticket you want to select.



All wik'18 events and activities other than the Friday Dessert Party will be held at Spain Park



For Hotel reservations: Click Here


Optional Activities (additional fees may apply):

Formal Critiques (manuscript or portfolio): SCBWI Members $55, Nonmembers $65

Written Only Manuscript Critiques: SCBWI Members $55, Nonmembers $65

One-on-One sessions with agent: SCBWI Members $65, Nonmembers $75

Marketing Consultations: $45

Lunches from Urban Cookhouse Saturday and Sunday: $8.50 each

Informal Critique sessions:No additional charge!!!

Dessert Party on Friday with faculty: No additional charge!!!

Opportunity to submit to faculty after the conference: No additional charge!!!


NO REFUND FOR CANCELLATIONS: Because space is limited, no refunds are provided, but if attendance must be cancelled due to illness or other similar circumstances, fees may be credited toward a future conference or workshop. Contact the Regional Advisor at Southern-Breeze@scbwi.org for further information.


Can't afford it? An RA scholarship is available for first time attendees. For more information, contact the Regional Advisor, Claudia Pearson, at Southern-Breeze@scbwi.org.


Agreement for protection of Intellectual Property: By signing up for this event, you acknowledge that audio taping, videotaping and/or transmitting or aiding in any of the foregoing of any part of the Conference (including, but not limited to, presentations, individual sessions, and networking events) is prohibited. Additionally, the material in all handouts and presentations is copyrighted and may not be reprinted, blogged, written, orally transmitted, and/or reproduced without written permission of the copyright holder only.