One Writer’s Journey

August 24, 2015

Mo SCBWI conference

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MissouriIf you are interested in writing or illustrating for children and live in the St. Louis area, consider attending “Soaring to New Heights: Missouri SCBWI Fall Conference.”  Friday, September 25, is devoted to critique meetings but those slots have already filled.  There are approximately 20 slots still open for Saturday, Sept. 26, which includes the various workshops and speaker sessions.  Here is the Saturday schedule.

Saturday, September 26 (Lindenwood University, Rooms to be announced)

8-8:30 Registration and breakfast snacks /Newbie Orientation led by Sue Bradford Edwards (Subtle, aren’t I?  This is my session.)

8:30-8:45 Opening Remarks 

8:45-9:30 EB Lewis keynote “Writing with Pictures”

9:30-9:45 Break

9:45-10:45  Breakouts (you choose one)

1.  Author/Illustrator EB Lewis for all Illustrators (picture book writers, too!)  “The Hook of the Book” PART ONE 

(PLEASE NOTE: This session will run ALL day- through both breakouts and the intensive. You may choose to attend all or only a part of it.)

2.  Agent Brianne Johnson: “Character-driven Picture Books

3.  Editor Connie Hsu:   The Road Less Traveled: Choosing Diversity.”

10:45 Break

11:00-12:00 Breakouts  (you choose one)

1.  Author/Illustrator EB Lewis: For all Illustrators (picture book writers, too!) “The Hook of the Book” PART TWO

(Please note: You do not have to attend part one to attend part two.)

2.   Agent Kirsten Hall: “PB: How to Market and Pitch Them

3.  Editor Kate Sullivan: “Guide to MG/YA Genre Fiction

12:00-12:45 Lunch 

12:45-1:00 Announce 2016 Mentee Winner & 2016 Mentor Jennifer Brown, PAL Recognition Slideshow

1:15-4:15- Intensives (you choose one)

1.  Illustrators (picture book writers, too!): “The Hook of the Book” Part THREE E.B. Lewis

(Please note: You can attend this intensive with E.B. Lewis, even if you did not attend part one and part two.)

2.  Picture Book Intensive for Authors led by Peggy Archer, Kirsten Hall & Connie Hsu

3.  Middle Grade & Young Adult Authors led by Jennifer Brown, Brianne Johnson, & Kate Sullivan

4:15-4:30 Break

4:30-5:15 Authors: First Five Lines with Hall, Hsu, Johnson & Sullivan in Main Conference Room.      Illustrators: Postcard Evaluations with EB Lewis

This is always a fun day and I’m looking forward to the variety of things I’m sure to learn.  If you are interested, you can find more information here.



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