This year, our monthly professional series moves to the second Tuesday of the month. Meetings will be in the same room as last year--Demaray Hall Room 150, on the Seattle Pacific University campus. They start at 7 p.m. sharp and we encourage people to show up early for socializing, snacking and shopping at the book store.
Starting in August, you can sign up for a year of regional programming and other benefits. It's $35 if you're also a member of SCBWI, and $40 if you're not. Either way, you're getting a great deal.
Here's who will speak at each meeting (and don't worry, all of these will be on the calendar on the left-hand side of this page):
September 8, 2009
Elana Roth, literary agent, Caren Johnson Literary Agency
October 13, 2009
Mini-session: YOU CAN HAS GRAMMAR? A WRITER’S GUIDE TO HOW AND WHEN GRAMMAR MAKES A DIFFERENCE with Martha Brockenbrough.
Main session: Setting Yourself Up for the Happy Accident with Greg Pincus, social media expert
Program 1: OUT OF THE CHUTE — BOOK PROMOTION TIPS FOR COWPOKES AND THE REST OF US with Suzanne Morgan Williams
Program 2: MUSE ON THE RUN, FINDING THE 25TH HOUR TO WRITE with Terri Farley.
December 8, 2009
Program 1: THE ABCS OF CRAFTING A CAREER IN YA, with Lisa Schroeder, Liz Gallagher, and Jen Bradbury.
Program 2: Singing in the Rain: One Seattle Writer Talks About How to Tune Your Voice with Jolie Stekly
January 12, 2009
The Great Critique
February 9, 2010
Mini-Session: CULTURAL AUTHENTICITY IN FICTION with Margaret Nevinski.
Main Session: 10 YEARS IN THE BIZ: A PRACTICALLY PERFECT PERSPECTIVE ON PUBLISHING with Erik Brooks
March 9, 2010
Program 1: PLOTTING THE PICTURE BOOK, STEPPING INTO YOUR STORY with Clare Meeker
Program 2: EMBELLISHING THE PICTUREBOOK MANUSCRIPT: AN ILLUSTRATOR'S STORY with Karen Schmidt
(No PSM in April — conference instead on April 10-11)
May 11, 2010
Mini-Session: HELP! I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO CALL THIS! — HOW TO FIND THE PERFECT TITLE with Lenae Nofzinger
Main session: In Dreams Begin Responsibilities with Karen Cushman