SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Intensives

Optional Writer and Illustrator Post-Conference Intensives 

Sunday, September 13, 2020, 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Additional Fee: $40 for Roundtables, Craft, and Illustrator Intensives

Pre-registration required, limited space

NOTE: If you’ve already registered and would like to add on an intensive, please contact Jerilyn Patterson at rmc-ra@scbwi.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.

Pre-register for one of the following:

 

Novel Writing Craft Intensive

The First 50 – Melanie Crowder

Limited to 20 attendees.

Bring the first 50 pages of your novel in progress so we can dig in! In this 1.5-hour intensive, we’ll be using our manuscripts to practice different revision strategies and techniques, giving you skills and insights into how to stretch that revision over the entire novel. Come prepared with the first 50 pages printed out and ready for markup, highlighters, colored pencils or other color-coding mechanisms, as well as tons of enthusiasm for taking your novel to the next level!

 

Illustrator Craft Intensive

Story Idea Jumpstart – Pat Cummings

Limited to 20 attendees.

In this 1.5-hour intensive, illustrators will have the unique opportunity to workshop with a master writer and illustrator to develop a spark of an idea into a fleshed-out book concept. Bring your sketchbook and favorite writing and drawing materials. You will leave with thumbnail drawings, ready to be turned into a submission-ready dummy book.

 

Novel Roundtable Intensive

Live Feedback – Aneeka Kalia

Limited to 8 writers.

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. 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 be prepared to submit the first FIVE pages of their work-in-progress manuscript to be shared with your faculty member as well as other session attendees. Format 12 pt. Font, Times New Roman, double spaced, one-inch margins.

 

Picture Book Roundtable Intensive

Live Feedback – Megan Ilnitzki

Limited to 8 writers.

Pre-register for this special roundtable gathering and hear how an editor thinks. 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 be prepared to submit the first FIVE pages of their work-in-progress picture book manuscript to be shared with your faculty member as well as other session attendees. Format 12 pt. Font, Times New Roman, double spaced, one-inch margins.