This year, SCBWI WWA is pleased to offer Passport Series scholarships to those who might otherwise find it difficult to afford our meetings and webinars. Apply to enjoy a full year of amazing programming free of charge!
To apply for a Passport Series scholarship, please send us a 250-word cover letter explaining why you’d like to be considered for a scholarship, and a 250-word pitch for your work-in-progress (illustrators may provide up to 5 PDF samples). Email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30, 2018.
Winners will be notified in time to participate in our Editor Extravaganza October 13 with Tiffany Liao.
Passport programming this year will include the following monthly meetings and webinars:
● September 17, 2018, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Webinar:Author/agentLauren Spiellerwith “Dazzling First Pages.” (All attendees must register to participate. Watch email and social media for announcements.)
● October 13, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to noon, Seattle Central Library, Microsoft Auditorium:Mirrors, Windows & Doors: Writing & Thinking Cross-CulturallywithTiffany Liao, Editor at Henry Holt Books for Young Readers.
● October 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Webinar:A Conversation withMartha Brockenbrough,The Writingof Unpresidented: A Biography of Donald Trump,hosted by Lisa L. Owens. (All attendees must register to participate. Watch email and social media for announcements.)
● November 10, 2018, 10 a.m to noon, Eastside Location TBD.Come to this monthly meeting where we will use the time to make announcements, break the ice, and share our first pages in small breakout groups with others who write in our age group. Enjoy this first-ever Passport offering -- with tasty snacks, music, and writing buddies!
● November 14, 2018, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Webinar:Just the Facts: On Researching Your Nonfiction Children’s Bookwith Lisa L. Owens, hosted byJoni Sensel.(All attendees must register to participate. Watch email and social media for announcements.)
● December 8, 2018, 10 a.m. to noon, Seattle Pacific University:POV & Emotion: Writing Reluctant First-Person NarratorswithRob Land.And don’t miss our ever-popular holiday cookie contest and book exchange!
● January 12, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to noon, Seattle Pacific University:Nuts and Bolts of Self-Publishing with Amazon KDP (indie publishing)withJessie Hughes, Kamel Depuis-Perez and Beth Bacon.
● February 9, 2019, 10 a.m to noon, Monthly Meeting Presentation at Seattle Pacific University:Come to this monthly meeting where we will use the time to make announcements, break the ice, and share query letters in small breakout groups. Enjoy this new Passport offering -- with tasty snacks, music, and writing buddies!
● February 2019, Webinar:A Creativity Webinarmoderated byJoni Sensel. SCBWI WWA’s creativity liaison, Joni Sensel, will moderate a webinar about a topic related to creativity, your imagination, and how to harness them to improve your work, your life, or both. Watch your inbox and our Facebook page for the date and time of this not-to-be-missed webinar!(All attendees must register to participate. Watch email and social media for announcements.) ● February 23, 2019, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m, Western Washington University (Bellingham):Social with SCBWI-WWA. Mingle with fellow SCBWI members at a no-host dinner after theChildren's Literature Conference. (Watch your inbox and social media for details!)
● March 9, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m, Seattle Pacific University:Mini-Panel, Meet the AgentswithLinda Camacho & Quressa Robinson. (Monthly Meeting is separate from Agent Day; registration required to participate in full Agent Day agenda).
● April 13, 2019, 10 a.m. to noon, Bellevue College:Worldbuilding: How to Create Solid Worlds That Feel RealwithAlma Alexander.
● May 11, 2019, 10 a.m. to noon, Seattle Pacific University:Join us for our final meeting of the year as we take a video stroll through two illustrator studios. After the video, both illustrators will answer questions from the audience about their work. (Illustrators to be announced in the new year.)