SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI North Texas 2018 Fall Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule Critique Round Table | Class Descriptions 

Faculty Bios | Illustrator Portfolio Showcase | First Pages Contest | Silent Auction

Hotel Accommodations | Registration 

Dates:

Friday September 21, 2018 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday September 22, 2018 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Friday evening:

6:00      Critique Round Table check-in

6:15      Introductions & Instructions

6:20      Critiques

7:50      Critiques end

8:00      Closing Remarks

 

Saturday:

8:30      Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00      Welcome & Announcements

9:15      Keynote Address – Humor in Children’s Literature

by author Marvin Terban

10:15    Break

10:30   Break-out sessions & Intensive

Two-hour Intensive: advanced registration required

10:30-12:30 Taylor Kean – World Building & Voice (MG/YA)

 

One-hour Break-out Sessions:

10:30 – 11:30 Choose one of the following

Josh Funk – Rhyme and Rhythm (PB)

Kathleen Ortiz – Learning to Speak the Language (ALL)

Alayne Kay Christian – Top Ten Reasons for Rejection (ALL)

 

11:30 – 12:30 Choose one of the following

Marvin Terban – English for Authors in the 21st Century (ALL)

Kathy Landwehr – Editor/Client Relationship (ALL)

 

12:30     Lunch on your own

1:30       Pro-tip Panel, Give-a-ways

2:00       Break-out sessions & Intensive

Two-hour Intensive: advanced registration required

2:00 – 4:00 Pat Cummings – Children’s Book Illustration (ILLUSTRATOR)

 

One-hour Break-out Sessions:

2:00 – 3:00 Choose one

Donna Janell Bowman – The Nitty-Gritty of Queries, Cover Letters, & Synopsis (ALL)

Sally Lee – Breaking into the Educational Market (ALL)

Rosie Pova – Marketing Strategies for Published Authors (PRO)

 

3:00 – 4:00 Choose one

Celia Lee – Scholastic Acquisitions Process (ALL)

Jan Peck – How to Give and Receive a Great Critique (ALL)

 

4:00      Snack Break, Member News, Give-a-ways

4:15       Professional Panel/Q&A

4:45      Closing Remarks, Portfolio and First Pages Winner Announcements

5:00      Book Signing and Portfolio Showcase pickup

 

*schedule subject to change