Thursday, August 22, 2013

Fabulous Fall Preview

--> Ready for another great fall of SCBWI Western Washington programming? Mark your calendars now for delights that’ll take the wistfulness from the maple leaves starting to turn red all around us: 

Octabulous October

Agent visit Oct. 17-18

On Thursday, October 17, agent Jill Grinberg visits Seattle to deliver a keynote tentatively titled, “Query Building: Give an Agent a Snapshot of You and Your Story” that evening on from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., with time for sharing your Good News beforehand and Q&A afterward. She’ll stick around the next day, Friday, October 18, to deliver a two-hour workshop on “The Dynamics of Character” and also provide 10-minute consultations on queries or synopses, with submissions sent in advance, to a limited number of lucky members who choose to register for these extra options.

Art Show Open House Sunday, Oct. 27

Watch art happen and buy signed books from your favorite local illustrators at the Washington State Convention Center this afternoon as we formally kick off SCBWI Western Washington’s first-ever major public art display. Details are being finalized now, so plan to attend and look for details soon — including information about and congratulations for all the artists whose work has been accepted into this juried show! 

Nifty November

Inside Story Sunday, Nov. 3

On Sunday, November 3, excited Western Washington authors and illustrators will share their newest books with teachers, librarians, booksellers, readers — and you. Our Fall Inside Story will be held at 4 p.m. at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park.

Weekend on the Water, Nov. 8-10

Our annual weekend retreat returns this fall with former Philomel editor extraordinaire Patricia Lee Gauch and acclaimed author Linda Urban. This beloved event, which will take place at the Inn at Port Ludlow, will open for applications very soon. Keep an eye on your inbox and this blog!

Delightful December

Details are still being finalized, but we’ll celebrate the holidays and a great 2013 at a winter open house on an early December evening at the Washington State Convention Center. This event will celebrate the work of dozens of our illustrator and author/illustrator members, whose work will be on display to the Center all autumn.  (See October for more information.)

And more: 

KLDNs and Sketch Meet-Ups and…

Of course, we’ll keep scheduling informal gatherings, too, from our popular Kid Lit Drink Nights to our new series of Sketch Meet-Ups — and who knows, maybe something for NaNoWriMo in November. You know which spaces to watch for news. (This one and our Facebook page, for starters.)

A reminder about event registrations and fees

Don’t forget that one change for this fall is that we will not be selling discounted “passports” to our whole season’s events at once, though we will still be asking you to register and pay a discounted rate in advance, when possible, for the October 17 presentation by agent Jill Grinberg. SCBWI members will be able to register and pay in advance for $8. (Watch for an email from us about registration.) All tickets sold at the door, space permitting, will be $10 for SCBWI members and $12 for nonmembers.

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