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Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Conference


Online at https://southern-breeze.scbwi.org/events/wik18/

“Something for Everyone” 

Writers, illustrators, beginners, published and not-yet-published – YOU CHOOSEfrom 32 breakout sessions with industry professionals and there are multiple intensive options this year too!

 

Friday, March 9, 2018 3:30-5:30 pm Let’s Have Dessert First!   BOOK SIGNING & Faculty Reception

Homewood Public Library, 1721 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 8:30-5:30  wik’18

Spain Park High School, Jaguar Drive, Hoover, AL

Sunday, March 11, 2019, 8:30-4:30 Intensives and Optional Activities  Spain Park High School

Illustrators’ Day

Writers’ Intensives

Agent One-on-One sessions

 

Featured Speakers and Intensive Teachers

Linda Sue Park – Newbery Award Winning Author

Pat Cummings – Corretta Scott King Award winner and instructor at Pratt Institute

Deborah Halverson – Author of WRITING YOUNG ADULT FICTION FOR DUMMIES

Nicki Carmack – Creative Director, Peachtree Publishers

Deborah Shine – Editor, Star Bright Books

John Cusick – Agent, Folio, Jr. 

Erica Silverman – Agent, Stimola Literary

Matt Ringler – Editor, Scholastic

Janice Hardy – Author and founder of Fiction University

Kami Kinard – Author

Rebecca Petruck – Author

Heather Montgomery – Author

Jodi Wheeler Toppen, Author

 

Additional One-on-One Faculty (Sunday Sessions)

Kristy Hunter – Agent, Knight Agency

Claire Easton – Agent, Painted Words

 

REGIONAL ALL-STARS

Irene Latham, Author

Jim Baggett, Research Librarian

Cathy Hall, Author

Jaimie Engle, Author

Debbie Dadey, Author

Christina Farley, Author

Earlier Event: March 9
SCBWI Book Signing & Reception
Later Event: March 17
Writeshop with Jade Stewart