SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Conference Schedule

Time

Friday, April 27th

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Opening Chapter Get-Together and Portfolio Showcase

The theme for this year’s party is glitter and gold.

Saturday, April 28th

8:00 am – 8:45 am

Registration

9:00 am – 9:45 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

+ Get the Creative Juices Flowing

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Catherine Austen

Revision

(Advanced)

Room: Autumn

Aubrey Poole

Creating a Series

Room: Spring

Katherine Battersby

Getting to the Heart of Your Picture Book

Room: Summer
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Maria Vicente

Worldbuilding for Novel Writers

(Intermediate or Advanced)

Room: Autumn

Laura Godwin

Picture Book Structure Workshop for Writers

(Beginners)

Room: Spring

Elly MacKay

Picturing a Book

Room: Summer

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch (and Book Sale)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Maria Vicente

Literary Branding

(Advanced)

Room: Autumn

Aubrey Poole

Swipe Right

Room: Spring

Elisabeth Parisi

Illustrator Workshop: A Book by its Cover

Room: Summer

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Laura Godwin

Picture Book Characters

(Intermediate or Advanced)

Room: Autumn

Aubrey Poole

Swipe Right (continued) — exercises

Room: Spring

Elisabeth Parisi

Illustrator Workshop: A Book by its Cover

Room: Summer

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

One-On-One Manuscript Critiques

Book Sale

One-On-One Portfolio Critiques

Sunday, April 29th

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Award Presentations

10:00 am – 10:45 am

First Pages, Pitches and Postcards

Laura Godwin, Maria Vicente, Elisabeth Parisi, and Aubrey Poole

11:00 am – 11:45 pm

Q&A Session

Laura Godwin, Maria Vicente, Elisabeth Parisi, and Aubrey Poole

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Closing Remarks and Silent Auction Results

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Optional Critique Circles and Sketch Crawl