SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

From Dreaming to Doing — March 2017 Conference

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/18/2017 - 03/19/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location
Bishop Claggett Center
3035 Buckeystown Pike - Buckeystown, MD 21710

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artwork by Deborah Schaumberg

 

MD/DE/WV CONFERENCE 2017: “FROM DREAMING TO DOING”
MARCH 18-19, 2017
Claggett Center in Buckeystown, MD

***DUE TO OVERWHELMING RESPONSE, THE CONFERENCE IS SOLD OUT AND REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST.***

OUR NEW BOOK VENDOR THIS YEAR IS CURIOUS IGUANA, 12 NORTH MARKET STREET, FREDERICK, MD. Check them out online: http://curiousiguana.com/

Presenters:

  • Keynote Speaker: Bruce Coville
  • Editors and Art Directors: Chad Beckerman (Abrams), Liz Kossnar (Simon and Schuster), Alyssa Nassner (Abrams), Leila Sales (Viking Penguin Random House)
  • Agents: Thao Le (Sandra Dijkstra & Associates), Andrea Morrison (Writers House), Jessica Sinsheimer (Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency)
  • Authors and Illustrators: Veronica Bartles, Calef Brown, Julie Dietzel-Glair, Mary Fan, Erin Hagar, Patricia Hruby Powell, Katy Kelly, Minh Le, Laura Shovan, Susan Stockdale

Featuring:

  • Friday evening social activities
  • Saturday keynote and breakout sessions
  • Sunday morning intensive workshops

Presentations on a variety of topics, including

  • Writing inclusively
  • Introverts and extroverts in publishing
  • Working with small presses and large presses
  • Seamlessly incorporating research into your writing
  • Developing a story from beginning to end
  • Finding your visual style
  • Nonfiction techniques for science, social science, and biographies
  • Everything you need to know about queries and submissions

Complete conference schedule

Presenter Biographies

To register, fill out the online form below and pay with PayPal (preferred). If you are unable to pay with PayPal, please go ahead and fill out the online form, then send a check made out to MD/DE/WV SCBWI along with the cover sheet (2017MarMailInRegistrationForm) to

MD/DE/WV SCBWI 
c/o Mike Karg
9130 Liberty Village Way
Union Bridge, MD 21791

Costs for March 2017 conference:

     Registration: Member, $130
          Non-member, $160
     Sunday intensive: Member, $65
          Non-member, $75
     Lodging: Friday single, $95
          Friday double, per person, $80
          Saturday single, $110
          Saturday double, per person, $95
YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP FOR A DOUBLE. WE WILL NOT ASSIGN YOU A ROOMMATE WITHOUT CONTACTING YOU FIRST AND GIVING YOU A CHANCE TO CANCEL THE ROOM.
Note: Staying only Friday night, belongings must be removed from room by 10 AM on Saturday.
         Staying only Saturday night, room not available until 2 PM on Saturday. Remove belongings by 10 AM Sunday.
         Staying all weeken, rooms available at 4 PM Friday. Remove belongings by 10 AM Sunday.
          Alternatively: Frederick Hilton Garden Inn is approximately 5 miles away. Call (240) 566-1500 for reservations.
 
FORMAL MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUES ARE NOW CLOSED! 

        YOUR SLOT FOR A CRITIQUE IS NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL YOU COMPLETE ALL THREE STEPS INVOLVED IN THIS REGISTRATION PROCESS. WE HAVE TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE SCHEDULES OF OUR CRITIQUERS AS WELL AS YOUR NEEDS AND DESIRES AND THOSE OF OTHER ATTENDEES.

PLEASE CONTACT REBECCA EVANS (mddewv-ic@scbwi.org) TO ASK ABOUT PORTFOLIO REVIEWS.

Drop-in Query Critiques and First Page Critiques (10 minutes each) will be also available at the conference for $10.00, paid directly to critiquer.

 

 

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