SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Mid-Atlantic Fall Conference: Children’s Publishing in 2019

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/25/2019 - 10/26/2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

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Mid-Atlantic SCBWI 2019 Conference At-A-Glance_UPDATED_10_11_2019

 Click on link above to download event flyer. Please read carefully before registering. 

CONFERENCE FACULTY (See detailed bios in At-A-Glance document)

Keynote Speaker: Laurie Halse Anderson

Editors: Nicole Fiorica (S&S), Wendy Loggia (Delacorte/Random House), Amanda Shih (Scholastic)

Agents/Publisher: Elizabeth Bennett (Transatlantic Agency), Tanusri Prasanna (Foundry Literary + Media), Dhonielle Clayton (Cake Literary), Chelsea Eberly (Greenhouse Literary)  

Associate Art Director: Hana Nakamura (Appleseed/Amulet)

Authors/Illustrators/Librarians: Kristine Asselin, Tracy Barrett, Ellen R. Braaf, Zara Gonzalez Hoang, Karen Kane, Susan Kusel, Megan Wagner Lloyd, Dionna Mann, Lisa Papademetriou, Valerie Patterson, Erica S. Perl, Barbara Carroll Roberts, Jessie Sima, Steven Smith, Erin Teagan, Joan Waites

 

CONFERENCE FEES

$205 for SCBWI members; $255 for nonmembers on or before October 1.
$235 for SCBWI members; $285 for nonmembers after October 1.
 
$50 Optional Individual Consultation with Conference Faculty (SCBWI members only)
$70 SCBWI member rate for each optional intensive
$95 nonmember rate for each optional intensive
(SCBWI student members automatically receive a 10% tuition discount)
 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2019

(We welcome your input.  To submit questions for the agents’ and editors’ panel or any of the breakout panels/speakers, go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9XZ28WL )

 

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 Tracy Barrett: The Ten Commandments of World-Building

9:30 Break/Book Sales

 

9:45 Agent and Publisher’s Panel featuring Dhonielle Clayton (Cake Literary), Elizabeth Bennett  (Transatlantic Agency), Tanusri Prasanna (Foundry Media), Chelsea Eberly (Greenhouse Literary) (Moderator: Valerie Patterson)

 

10:45 Morning Breakout Sessions:

A. Dhonielle Clayton (Cake Literary), Storytellers: The Truthkeepers

B. Illustrator Session with Hana Anouk Nakamura (Appleseed & Abrams) (Moderator: Joan Waites), Making Picture Books Is A Team Sport

 

11:45 Lunch Break (Preordered boxed lunches provided)

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

 

1:00 Crystal Kite Presentation to Maria Gianferrari

1:15  Keynote Address: Laurie Halse Anderson

2:15 Break/Book Sales

 

2:30 Breakout Sessions:

A.    Kristine Asselin (The Query Godmother), Writing Your Best Query: Tips From the Road

B.    Susan Kusel, How Does Your Book Get Into Bookstores and Libraries?

C.   On Success featuring author Barbara Carroll Roberts, author and illustrator Megan Wagner Lloyd, and indie published author Steven K Smith (Moderator: Dionna Mann)

D.   Illustrator’s Session: Zara Gonzalez & Jessie Sima, Visual Worldbuilding, Creating Characters and Environments That Exist Beyond the Manuscript

3:30 Editors’ and Art Director Panel featuring Wendy Loggia (Delacorte), Nicole Fiorica (Margaret K. McElderry Books), Amanda Shih (Scholastic), Hana Anouk Nakamura (Appleseed & Abrams) (Moderator: Ellen R. Braaf)

 

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

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2019 (Optional Intensives and Sessions)

8:00am Registration Desk Opens

9:00am – 5:00pm Optional Intensives

You may choose a maximum of two intensives—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. Lisa Papademetriou: THE PRE-PLOT PLAN: THE PAIN-FREE GUIDE TO DISCOVERING YOUR NOVEL’S STRUCTURE

B   Karen Kane: THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK (NOT REALLY!): MANAGING FEEDBACK TO WRITE YOUR BEST STORY

C.  Nicole Fiorica: BUILD YOUR DARLINGS: WRITING COMPELLING CHARACTERS

D. Chelsea Eberly:  WRITING THAT TRICKY SECOND BOOK AND FINDING YOUR VOICE

 

PM Sessions (2:00pm – 5:00pm)

E. Wendy Loggia: FIERCE FIRST CHAPTERS

F. Steven Smith:  INDIE PUBLISHING UNWRAPPED

G.  Zara González Hoang & Jessie Sima: PICTURE BOOKS: CULTIVATING COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE LINES

H.  Erica Perl: SCHOOL VISITS! EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW (BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK)

 

5:15 – 6:30pm PAL Roundtable (Moderated by Leah Henderson)

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

8:00 – 9:30pm Dessert Social and PAL Book Signing  (Hosted by Sue Fliess)

 
 
 
 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION

Once your registration is complete, your 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) > find event name (should be at/near the top of the list) and click on “View Registration Confirmation.”

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