Monday, August 18, 2014

Mark your calendars and get ready!

Hey, everyone, mark your calendars:

It's almost time. . . to REGISTER for our monthly programming passport!

It's going to be a busy fall––with the Great Critique, Illustrators' Retreat, and the Weekend on the Water Writers' Retreat. But wait, there's more!

Our season of regular monthly programming will get underway on the third Thursday of each month beginning October 16, with an agent kickoff meeting featuring literary agent Brianne Johnson of Writers House. Brianne’s Thursday keynote presentation will be followed by one-on-one consultations and a master class on Friday, October 17.

Available to SCBWI International members and non-members alike, this first monthly event will be back on the SPU campus in Demaray Hall 150 along with our beloved Keep It Simple art spotlight for local illustrators, plus light snacks and beverages. A brief business meeting including all the good news you’ve been saving up over the summer will be followed by our headline event with Brianne. The cost for this meeting is included in the SCBWI monthly programming passport; there are additional fees to participate in the one-on-one consultations and/or the master class.  

(Those of you who are participating in the Great Critique will have just enough time to revise your work for review by Brianne.)

Passport Registration will open on September 5, 2014. 

Each of the Friday agent events has limited space and tend to sell out quickly, so be sure to act fast.
  • Passport fee for SCBWI members: $40
  • SCBWI membership (go to $80 annually, plus a one-time $15 registration fee (first year only). Priceless!
  • Passport fee for non-members: $80 

In addition to October’s keynote, your Passport will cover the cost of entry to all of the following events:

November 20
Nonfiction is the New Black: A panel discussion with local nonfiction writers

Marketing for Introverts with author Lois Brandt

December 18
10 Things I Wish I’d Known 10 Years Ago The Secrets to Surviving Life in Publishing:
an evening with author Martha Brockenbrough
Annual cookie contest and book exchange

January 15
How to Draw Bunnies (and Other Things) in Photoshop with author/illustrator Kevan Atteberry
Nail Your New Year's Resolutions: Productivity Tips and Tricks for Creative Types with author Laurie Thompson

February 19
Movie night! (film TBD)

March 19
Shhhhh! The Librarian Panel: a panel discussion about what’s hot in the stacks and how to get your work there
From Critiquing to Collaborating with authors Jennifer Bradbury and Stephanie Guerra

No meeting in April; instead plan to attend our 24th Annual Conference on April 17 - 19, 2015

May 21

Drawn to Whimsy: illustrator videos and Q&A featuring author/illustrator Wendy Wahman and illustrator Richard Jesse Watson
How to Create the Perfect Crime for Kids: mystery writing with author Dori Hillestad Butler

(Tickets will be available at the door for individual passport events: $9 for members and $15 for non-members.)


Anonymous said...

there are additional fees to participate in the one-on-one consultations and/or the master class.
??? More infotmation about this please!
thank you!!!!

Joni said...

Fees, times, and other details will be provided in the registration materials when passports actually become available in early September. Thanks!

Flying Selki said...

HI! I still can't figure out where to sign up!

EmilyBR said...

Hi, Flying Selki!

The passport is open for registration on FRIDAY, SEPT 5th! Check the blog for the link to register, and looking forward to a great season of programs ahead!

--Emily Russin
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