SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Intensives

Optional Writer and Illustrator Post-Conference Intensives 

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Additional Fee: $95 (includes boxed lunch and beverage) for Roundtables, Craft, and Illustrator Intensive. Only $50 for Kate Testerman’s Coffee Chat (includes boxed lunch, beverage, and coffee).

Pre-registration required, limited space

NOTE: If you’ve already registered and would like to add on an intensive, please contact the registrar, Lindsay Eland at registrar.rmc.scbwi@gmail.org

SCBWI Members Only (it’s not too late to join!)

Intensive sessions provide an opportunity to work on individual projects in a smaller setting under the guidance of a faculty professional. They are reserved for SCBWI members only and on a first-to-register, first-filled basis. You must be registered for one or both days of the conference in order to register for an intensive.

Intensive registration includes a boxed lunch and beverage! Marriott catering staff will distribute boxed lunches in exchange for your registration ticket immediately following the close of the conference on Sunday. Box lunches are only for those registered for a post-conference intensive. Sorry, there is no price adjustment available if you forgo the boxed lunch.

 

Pre-register for one of the following:

Novelist Coffee Chat – Kate Testerman ($50)

During the Sunday afternoon optional intensives, Kate is sitting down with small groups of authors to chat about whatever you want! This is a fantastic opportunity to get face time with a literary agent without the stress of needing to pitch your story, and a chance to have already formed a connection with Kate before you might want to follow up after the conference with your polished query letter. Note: There are two offerings of this session. You may choose either 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m., or 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Pricing for one session is $50 and includes boxed lunch (to be enjoyed before the session) and coffee (served when you meet with Kate).

 

Novel Writing Craft Intensive – Elana K. Arnold

Revision: A Many-Legged Beast: Join me as I explore a range of techniques and practices for revising a manuscript of any length, from picture book through full-length novel. You will leave this intensive with practical tools that you can use again and again with each project.

 

Novel Roundtable Intensive

Live Feedback – Molly O’Neill

Pre-register for this roundtable for chapter book, middle grade, and young adult novelists, and hear how an agent responds to the first FIVE pages of your work in progress. Space is limited to 15 writers. You’ll meet in an intimate setting and receive live, on-the-spot feedback on the first five pages of your work (yes, it must be pages one through five from the beginning; please see detailed instructions for formatting). Not only do you benefit by receiving direct feedback from an agent on your work-in-progress, but you also grow by hearing constructive comments on everyone else’s work, too.

NOTE: All participants should bring 16 STAPLED copies of the first five pages of work-in-progress manuscript. Format 12 pt. Font, Times New Roman, double spaced, one-inch margins.

 

 

Novel Roundtable Intensive

Live Feedback – Tiffany Liao

Pre-register for this roundtable for chapter book, middle grade, and young adult novelists, and hear how an editor responds to the first FIVE pages of your work in progress. Space is limited to 15 writers. You’ll meet in an intimate setting and receive live, on-the-spot feedback on the first five pages of your work (yes, it must be pages one through five from the beginning; please see detailed instructions for formatting). Not only do you benefit by receiving direct feedback from an editor on your work-in-progress, but you also grow by hearing constructive comments on everyone else’s work, too.

NOTE: All participants should bring 16 STAPLED copies of the first five pages of work-in-progress manuscript. Format 12 pt. Font, Times New Roman, double spaced, one-inch margins.

 

 

Picture Book Roundtable Intensive

Live Feedback – Meredith Mundy        

Pre-register for this special roundtable gathering and hear how an editor thinks. Space is limited to 15 writers each. You’ll meet in an intimate setting and receive live, on-the-spot feedback on the first five pages of your picture book manuscript (please see detailed instructions). Not only do you benefit by receiving direct feedback on your work-in-progress, but you also grow by hearing reactions and comments on everyone else’s work, too.

NOTE: All participants should bring 16 STAPLED copies of a work-in-progress picture book manuscript. Format 12 pt. Font, Times New Roman, double spaced, one-inch margins.

 

Illustrator Intensive: Creating Your Own Business Plan – Ebony Glenn

A creative business plan is the Illustrator’s roadmap to plan for success, measuring progress, and managing goals. In this workshop, we will discuss the importance of having a plan as well as how to create one for your illustration business. You will be developing a business plan outline with everything you need to finish it and implement your goals post-conference. We will also create a vision board for you to visualize your plan and help bring your aspirations to life. Bring supplies to share (magazine clippings, scissors, glue, etc.)!