Monday, November 22, 2010

Mark Your Calendars!

A great year of programs is ahead. Mark your calendars or check back here for updates. Also refer to the local SCBWI BV website. For your convenience, there's a nifty calendar in the sidebar; it lists upcoming local, regional, and international SCBWI events and other local events that may be of some interest to  members and subscribers.

For complete schedule and changes:

January 26, 2011 Who Am I Writing For?                                             
Jacqueline Gramann
Who are the people and ages of children that have a stake in children's publishing?

February 23, 2011        Dream On                                                                    
Andy Sherrod
We will look at five examples of clumsy writing which disrupt the fictive dream, and how to avoid them.

March 30, 2011   Creative Approaches to Finding Your Story’s Heart     
Molly Blaisdell
Some lessons from artists, musicians, philosophers, mathematicians, dancers, and thespians to create stories that breathe with life.

April 27, 2011              Do I Have A Plot?                                                        
Debra Booth
Is your manuscript a story? Do you have an act 1, 2, and 3? We will discuss how to create a story arc in a manuscript.

May 25, 2011                Opportunities to Advance Craft                                  
Q&A about MFA programs, SCBWI conferences, Highlights Foundation workshops, and others.

June 29, 2011               Writing Fiction from Life                                            
Kathy Whitehead
Writing Fiction from Life will take a look at how to use real life experiences in creating story.

July 27, 2011               Query and Cover Letters                                             
Sherry Garland
We will learn about the tricky tasks of writing winning query and cover letters.

August 31, 2011            How to Format a Manuscript                                      
Liz Mertz
What is standard formatting for manuscripts and why is it important?

September 28, 2011     Sending and Keeping Track of Manuscripts                  Roundtable
Everyone needs to come with ideas about how to keep track of manuscript submissions.

October 26, 2011         Critique Group Advantages                                          
How are our critique groups going? We will share ideas and handouts.

Schmoozes 2011

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