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Mid-Atlantic Fall Conference: Children’s Publishing in 2018

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/19/2018 - 10/20/2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location
Holiday Inn Washington Dulles
45425 Holiday Drive - Dulles, VA 20166

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ANNUAL FALL CONFERENCE:  CHILDREN’S PUBLISHING IN 2018 

(Registration opens September 1, 2018) 

 

Conference At-a-Glance_Information Sheet_2018

(Click on link above to download PDF. Please read carefully before registering.)

 

The conference will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Tuition includes a light continental breakfast and boxed lunch. A limited number of optional, individual critiques/portfolio reviews with faculty members will be scheduled throughout the day. (An additional fee/preregistration required for these one-on-one, 15-minute meetings/reviews.)

On Friday, October 19, 2018, attendees registered for this event may sign up for optional craft-focused workshops. (Additional fees apply.)  Evening activities for registered attendees: Peer Critiques; PAL Member Dessert Social.  (Both are free.  Preregistration required.) 

Location: Holiday Inn Washington Dulles; 45425 Holiday Drive; Dulles, VA 20166

Lodging: Please contact the hotel directly. Book your room before October 1 to receive the SCBWI conference discounted rate of $86/night (plus 13% tax).

CONFERENCE FACULTY

Keynote: Pat Cummings, author/illustrator of over thirty-five books for young readers.  She also edited the award-winning series, Talking With Artists, which profiles prominent children’s book illustrators. She teaches at Parsons and Pratt, and her children’s book illustration class has a growing number of notable illustrator/authors among its graduates.  Pat serves on the SCBWI Board of Advisors as well as the boards of the Authors Guild, the Authors League Fund, The Authors Guild Foundation, and the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

Featured Speaker: Bonnie Bader (SCBWI Board of Advisors/author/former Associate Publisher, Frederick Warne/Editor-in-Chief, Penguin Young Readers/Early Readers)  

Editors/Publishers: Elise Howard (Editor/ Publisher, Algonquin Young Readers), Kwame Alexander (Editor/Publisher, Versify/HMH), Rachael Stein (Editor, Sterling Children’s Publishing), Mekisha Telfer (Associate Editor, Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan)

Agents/Artists Representatives: Natalie Lakosil (Bradford Literary Agency), Cari Lamba (Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency), Sarah Landis (Sterling Lord Literistic), Shadra Strickland (Painted Words)

Authors/Illustrators: Ellen R. Braaf, Ginjer Clarke, Winifred Conkling, L. M. Elliott, Lezlie Evans, Vashti Harrison, Mary Rand Hess, Jacqueline Jules, Debbie Levy, Valerie Patterson, Mary Quattlebaum, Jonathan Roth, Ann Marie Stephens, Erin Teagan, Joan Waites

 (Faculty is subject to change without notice. )

Costs: Early Registration (by October 1): SCBWI members $195, nonmembers $225; Registration (after October 1): SCBWI members $215, nonmembers $245. Conference extras available to registered attendees only:  Craft-focused intensive workshops on Friday: SCBWI members $70/workshop, nonmembers $95/workshop.  Individual consultations with conference faculty (available only to SCBWI members registered for the conference) $45. (Deadline September 15.) There are no additional charges for the Art Display, Peer Critiques, PAL Dessert Social, or PAL Roundtable. However, preregistration is required.  ALL CONFERENCE FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

 Contacts: Erin Teagan and Val Patterson, Conference Co-chairs (scbwi.conference@gmail.com)

 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018

(We welcome your input.  When registration opens, attendees will be able to submit questions for the agents’, editors’, picture book, novel, and nonfiction panels through a link provided in the Conference At-a-Glance document.) 

7:30 Registration Desk Opens

7:45 Continental Breakfast/Book Sales/Art Display Drop-off

7:50 Conference Orientation for First-time Attendees hosted by Angele McQuade (20 minutes)

8:30 Welcome/Introductions

8:45 Elise Howard: Begin in the Middle: Crafting Opening Scenes to Intrigue and Engage Readers (and editors and agents).

9:30 Break/Book Sales

9:45 Literary Agents’ Panel featuring Natalie Lakosil (Bradford Literary Agency), Cari Lamba (Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency), Sarah Landis (Sterling Lord Literistic), Shadra Strickland (Painted Words).  (Moderator: Valerie Patterson)

10:45 Morning Breakout Sessions:

a.      Bonnie Bader, Traveling through the World of Publishing

b.      Illustrator Session: Staying Competitive in Today’s Illustration Market/Q&A with Shadra Strickland (Painted Words) (Moderator: Joan Waites)

11:45 Lunch Break (Preordered boxed lunches provided)

11:45 Illustrators’ Networking Lunch (Preordered boxed lunches provided)

1:15   Keynote Address:  Pat Cummings, 9 EPIPHANIES: Lessons, insights and bumps in the road…a crib sheet to smooth your career path.

2:15 Break/Book Sales
2:30  Afternoon Breakout Sessions:

a.      Novel Panel: Kwame Alexander, L.M. Elliott, Mary Rand Hess, Jonathan Roth (Moderator: Erin Teagan)

b.      Picture Book Panel: Vashti Harrison, Jacqueline Jules, Ann Marie Stephens (Moderator: Lezlie Evans)

c.       Nonfiction Panel: Ginjer Clarke, Winifred Conkling, Debbie Levy  (Moderator: Mary Quattlebaum)

3:30 Editors’ Panel with First-Last Pages session*** featuring Kwame Alexander (Versify), Elise Howard (Algonquin), Rachael Stein (Sterling), Mekisha Telfer (Roaring Brook Press)  (Moderator: Ellen R. Braaf  (***To participate, please see details in the First-Last Pages Guidelines in the Conference At-a-Glance document)    

4:45 Wrap up/Evaluations/Book Sales/Faculty Book Signing

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018 (Optional Workshops/Sessions) Please see detailed workshop descriptions in the Conference At-a-Glance documentYou may choose a maximum of two workshops—one in the morning session, one in the afternoon session. Please note that lunch is not provided. O’Malley’s Pub in the Holiday Inn is open for lunch. In addition, there are several local eateries within a five-mile radius of the hotel.

AM Sessions (9:00am – 12:00pm)

A. Pat Cummings: THE PLOT THINS: GETTING BRUTAL, GETTING PUBLISHED…HOW HARSH SELF-EDITING CAN TURN UNSOLD PROJECTS INTO MARKETABLE STORIES   

B   Bonnie Bader: START! 

C.  Mekisha Telfer:  UNDER PRESSURE: RAISING THE STAKES IN YOUR MANUSCRIPT 

 

PM Sessions (2:00pm – 5:00pm)

D.  Jacqueline Jules: CREATING MEMORABLE CHARACTERS

E. Debbie Levy:  MATTERS OF FACT: WRITING (AND PITCHING) NONFICTION THAT SOARS

F.  Elise Howard: FINDING YOUR VOICE: EXERCISES AND TECHNIQUES FOR GIVING LIFE AND VOICE TO YOUR CHARACTERS AND YOUR AUTHORSHIP

G.  Vashti Harrison: ILLUSTRATOR INTENSIVE: DIGITAL ART TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FROM DRAWING TO SOCIAL MEDIA

5:15 – 6:30pm PAL Roundtable (Moderated by Lezlie Evans)

5:00 – 7:30pm Peer Critiques (Coordinated by Terry Jennings)

8:00 – 9:30pm PAL Social (Hosted by Lezlie Evans)

 

REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION 

After you register for the conference, a registration confirmation– detailing all your choices/sessions—will be available online. Log into the SCBWI site as a member. Go to “My Home” > “Event History” (see left-side menu) > “Mid-Atlantic Fall Conference: Children’s Publishing in 2018” > click on “View Registration Confirmation.”

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                      Additional Activities Requiring Registration:

                            Optional Intensive Workshops: Friday AM

                                  Optional Intensive Workshops: Friday PM

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                                          The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is dedicated to providing a safe and harassment-free environment for all of its members and will take any and all necessary steps to address and prevent harassment at events associated with SCBWI. Harassment under this policy may include verbal comments, written comments, displayed images, or behaviors such as intimidation, stalking, body policing, unwelcome photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention or advances, and bullying or coercion.

                                           

                                          The SCBWI Member Anti-Harassment Policy applies to all situations of harassment or intimidation at any SCBWI Event. An “SCBWI Event” is any event, meeting or activity that is authorized by an SCBWI Regional Manager to be sponsored by, or affiliated with, SCBWI. SCBWI events may include, if properly authorized by an SCBWI Regional Manager, the Annual Summer Conference in Los Angeles, the Annual Winter Conference in New York, regional conferences, meetings and meet-ups. This SCBWI Member Anti-Harassment Policy also applies to “SCBWI On-Line Interactions,” which include communications and content posted on, or directed towards, SCBWI’s Social Media accounts or sent through any of the communication tools available on SCBWI’s website, www.scbwi.org. SCBWI’s Social Media accounts under this policy include the official SCBWI accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and LinkedIn.

                                           

                                           

                                          Code of Conduct

                                          All participants in SCBWI Events and SCBWI On-Line Interactions, including faculty, staff, and attendees, are required to comply with the following anti-harassment code of conduct. The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits harassment, including but not limited to the following behaviors:

                                          • intimidation, stalking, or following.
                                          • Sustained disruption of talks or other events.
                                          • Inappropriate physical contact.
                                          • Unwelcome sexual attention.
                                          • Abusive verbal comments.
                                          • Quid pro quo– sexual harassment that occurs when one in an authority position requests sex or a sexual relationship in exchange for professional consideration or favors.
                                          • Harassment does not include respectful disagreement or reasonable and respectful critique made in good faith. SCBWI continues to welcome and appreciate presentation of appropriate controversial ideas, free speech, and creative artistic expression. SCBWI encourages members to hold one another accountable to the Code of Conduct as stated in this part of the Policy and to take the perspectives of others seriously when a disagreement arises.

                                           

                                          Reporting Procedures

                                          Any person who believes there has been a violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy can report the offense in one or all of the following ways:

                                          • Certain SCBWI Events, including the Annual Summer Conference in Los Angeles and the Annual Winter Conference in New York, will designate one or more Safety Team Members who will be available during the conference to provide a safe space for members to report an incident. The Safety Team Member will report directly to the conference director or regional advisor in charge.
                                          • A complainant may submit a complaint under this policy to the Director of Community Marketing and Engagement, the Director of Illustration and Artist Programs and/or your Regional Manager.
                                          • SCBWI has a dedicated email address for reporting any potential incident of harassment under this policy. Anyone who chooses to report an incident can find the Anti-Harassment Report Form on the SCBWI website (About > Anti-Harassment) or use the following link: https://www.scbwi.org/anti-harassment-report-form/. Reports should include the substance of the complaint, date, and whenever possible, a list of witnesses or a reference to the relevant URLs, if the offense occurred through an SCWBI On-Line Interaction.

                                           

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                                          If appropriate, SCBWI may report the incident to local authorities.

                                           

                                          Non-Retaliation

                                          The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits retaliation against a member of the SCBWI community for reporting harassment, intimidation or discrimination, or for participating in an investigation relating to any complaint made under this policy. The sanctions for retaliation are the same sanctions available to address any other violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy.

                                           

                                          Sanctions

                                          SCBWI takes all allegations of harassment seriously. Complaints will be investigated by SCWBI if they fall within the scope of SCWBI’s Anti-Harassment Policy. Depending on the results of the investigation, SCWBI will determine whether a sanction is appropriate.

                                           

                                          Sanctions for faculty, speakers, staff or board members may include any of the following:

                                           

                                          • warning the party involved that the particular behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;
                                          • immediate removal from a particular event;
                                          • denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a temporary or permanent basis;
                                          • withholding of a contracted honorarium;
                                          • prohibition from future speaking engagements;
                                          • prohibition from future faculty appointments;
                                          • expulsion from SCBWI; and/or
                                          • removal from the Board of Advisors or Board of Directors, when appropriate.

                                           

                                          Sanctions for attendees, members, and guests can include any of the following:

                                          • warning the party involved that specified behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;
                                          • immediate removal from a particular event, without refund;
                                          • denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a permanent or temporary basis;
                                          • termination of SCBWI membership, without refund; and/or
                                          • prohibition of future SCBWI membership.

                                           

                                          If the conduct at issue involves one of SCBWI’s employees, SCBWI will handle utilize whatever corrective action is appropriate based on the result of the investigation and subject to SCBWI employment policies and practices.

                                           

                                          Confidentiality

                                          SCBWI will make every reasonable effort to conduct all investigations into allegations of harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in a manner that will protect the confidentiality of all parties and witnesses. Notwithstanding the above, confidentiality is not absolute, and those with a legitimate business reason to know and be informed of the allegations will be so informed. Parties to the complaint should treat the matter under investigation with discretion and respect the reputation of all parties involved.

                                           

                                             

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