Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2019 Fall Event Schedule

Friday, November 15:

6:30-7 Registration and Welcome

7pm–SCBWI Meet and Greet Kidlit Fun and Games, with light appetizers. This event is free and open to members and non-members.

Saturday, November 16:

8:30-9 Registration and continental breakfast

9:00-9:15 Welcome and announcements

9:15-9:55 Keynote with Crescent Dragonwagon

Morning Sessions:

Choice of a two-hour Intensive, or two one-hour sessions

10-11:55 Self-Publishing Intensive with Darcy Pattison

Session A (10:00-10:55):

“Developing Your Own Style” with Takako Fisher (Illustrators/Author-Illustrators) OR

“Generating and Evaluating New Book Ideas” with Monica Clark-Robinson (Illustrators and Writers)

Session B (11:00-11:55):

“Developing Your Portfolio and Brand” with Tanja Wooten (Illustrators/Author-Illustrators)  OR

“Perfecting Your Work–Lessons from a Professional Copyeditor” with Heather Steadham (Authors/Author-Illustrators)

LUNCH 12:00-1:00

Afternoon Sessions:

Choice of a two-hour intensive, or two one-hour sessions

1:00-2:55 Intensive with Crescent Dragonwagon, “Fearless Writing” (Authors and Illustrators)

Session C (1:00-1:55):

“Rejection: How to Get Through It and Keep Working” Live Webinar and Q and A with Literary Agent Saba Sulaiman (Authors and Illustrators)

Session D (2:00-2:55)

“How to Get an Agent (and work with one after you get them!)” with Monica Clark-Robinson (Authors and Illustrators)  OR

“Arkansas Indie Publishing” with Erin Wood from Et Alia Press

3:00-4 Faculty and PAL Q and A panel

4-4:30 First Pages Awards, Portfolio Awards, Illustration Banner/Logo Award

4:30-5 Wrap-up and Closing

Sunday, November 17th

8:30-9 Continental Breakfast

9-11:00 Roundtable Critiques