Posted by: Kathy Temean | April 3, 2011

New Jersey SCBWI Conference Schedule

Many of you have been asking about what the schedule will look like at this years New Jersey SCBWI Conference being held June 3-5th at the Wyndham Hotel and Conference Center in Princeton, NJ.  Laurie and I have worked hard to get this schedule set up.  After many grueling hours of trying to plug in the registered people into the schedule, it became quite clear that we would need your help by asking you to make your choices from the schedule below.  It is being e-mailed to you today.  We need it e-mailed back by April 9th and it will be up on http://www.newjerseyscbwi.com/110604_registration_form.pdf for new registrants.  Keep a look out for it. 

Here is the schedule:

Friday June 3rd -  Saturday June 4th – Sunday June 5th

a.     _____    Would you like an agent pitch session (Y/N)?

b.     _____    ­ If you sign up for a first page session and it’s full, should we assign you another (Y/N)?             

Note: if you answer NO, we may not be able to assign you to a first page session              

WORKSHOP CHOICES:

Number your first (1) and second (2) choices  for each session.

Session 1 (SATURDAY)

  1. _____    Agent Panel
  2. _____    Thinking Outside the Book – Patti Ann Harris
  3. _____    Historical Fiction – Carolyn Yoder
  4. _____    From Acquisitions to Bookshelf: The Inside Story on Picture Books – Kristin Daly and Audrey Vernick
  5. _____    Now That’s Just Wacky: The Art of Humor in Picture Book Writing – Steve Meltzer
  6. _____    Writing for Trade, School/Library, Book Clubs, Book Fairs, and Special Sales – Eileen Robinson
  7. _____    First Page Session (Note: Only Sign Up For One First Page Session. See More Information Above)­

Session 2 (SATURDAY)

  1. _____    Submissions – Harold Underdown                  
  2. _____    Overview of Book Contracts – Edward Necarslumer
  3. _____    Symbiotic Relationship Between Author and Editor – Grace Lin and Alvina Ling
  4. _____    How to Use a Scene – Scott Treimel
  5. _____    From Manuscript to Published Illustrated Book – Martha Rago
  6. _____    Three Sirens Talk About the Side Road to Success – Natalie Fischer, Natalie Zaman, Charlotte Bennardo
  7. _____    Finding the Funny Parts – Audrey Vernick and Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
  8. _____    First Page Session (Note: Only Sign Up For One First Page Session. See More Information Above)­

Session 3 (SATURDAY)

  1. _____    Minding Your Own Business: Marketing Yourself and Your Books – Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
  2. _____    Picture Book Art in Today’s Market – Leeza Hernandez
  3. _____    Picture Book Share and Compare: Six Steps to Success – Picture Book Author Panel
  4. _____    Industry Basics – Anita Nolan
  5. _____    Rhyme and Rhythm – Tiffany Strelitz Haber and Irene Breznak
  6. _____    YA’s Little Sister (Upper MG) – Audrey Vernick and Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
  7. _____    Skeletons in the Closet – Developing Characters – MG/YA Author Panel
  8. _____    First Page Session (Note: Only Sign Up For One First Page Session. See More Information Above)­

Session 4 (SATURDAY)

  1. _____    Pacing Your First Pages – *A* (Part 1) – Eileen Robinson (Note:  You must sign up for part 2 in SESSION 6)
  2. _____    Talking Voice – Eve Adler
  3. _____    Now That’s Just Wacky: The Art of Humor in Picture Book Writing – Steve Meltzer
  4. _____    Query Letters – Mary Kole
  5. _____    Finding the Funny Parts – Audrey Vernick and Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
  6. _____    Child Development for Children’s Book Writers – Eileen Kennedy-Moore
  7. _____    Crafting a Pop-up Book – Tim Young
  8. _____    Perfect Picture Book Pacing – Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Session 5 (SATURDAY)

  1. _____    Pacing Your First Pages – *B* (Part 1) – Eileen Robinson (Note:  You must sign up for part 2 in SESSION 7)
  2. _____    Picture Book Rules and Why You Should Break Them – Nancy Viau, Alison Formento
  3. _____    The Business Side of School Visits – Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
  4. _____    Historical Picture Books – Ann Malaspina
  5. _____    Skeletons in the Closet – Developing Characters – MG/YA Author Panel
  6. _____    Child Development for Children’s Book Writers – Eileen Kennedy-Moore
  7. _____    Banging Your Head Against the Wall; 15 Things I Learned the Hard Way – Charlotte Bennardo
  8. _____    YA’s Little Sister (Upper MG) – Audrey Vernick and Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
  9. _____    Making a Book Trailer – Kathy Temean
  10. _____    The Craft of Book Making (extended time workshop) – Lisa Falkenstern

Session 6 (SUNDAY)

  1. _____    Pacing Your First Pages – *A* (Part 2) – Eileen Robinson (Note:  You must sign up for part 1 in SESSION 4)
  2. _____    Overview of Book Contracts – Edward Necarslumer
  3. _____    Writing Good Nonfiction – Carolyn Yoder
  4. _____    Summoning the Muse: Let Poetry Add Precision and Punch to Your Prose – Felicia Chernesky
  5. _____    Historical Picture Books – Ann Malaspina
  6. _____    Steampunk 101 – Natalie Zaman
  7. _____    Creative Branding for Illustrators – Leeza Hernandez  
  8. _____    First Page Session (Note: Only Sign Up For One First Page Session. See More Information Above)­

Session 7 (SUNDAY)

  1. _____    Pacing Your First Pages – *B* (Part 2) – Eileen Robinson (Note:  You must sign up for part 1 in SESSION 5)
  2. _____    How to Use a Scene – Scott Treimel
  3. _____    Submissions – Harold Underdown
  4. _____    Historical Fiction – Carolyn Yoder
  5. _____    Banging Your Head Against the Wall; 15 Things I Learned the Hard Way – Charlotte Bennardo
  6. _____    Summoning the Muse: Let Poetry Add Precision and Punch to Your Prose – Felicia Chernesky
  7. _____    Beginnings – Anita Nolan
  8. _____    Picture Book Share and Compare: Six Steps to Success – Picture Book Author Panel
  9. _____    Perfect Picture Book Pacing – Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Session 8 (SUNDAY)

  1. _____    Talking Voice – Eve Adler
  2. _____    Agent Panel
  3. _____    Query Letters – Mary Kole
  4. _____    In-depth Look at Synopsis – Anita Nolan
  5. _____    Minding Your Own Business: Marketing Yourself and Your Books – Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
  6. _____    Picture Book Rules and Why You Should Break Them – Nancy Viau, Alison Formento
  7. _____    Co-authoring a Book – Natalie Zaman and Charlotte Bennardo
  8. _____    Using Collage and Mixed Media Techniques in Book Illustration – Barb Eveleth
  9. _____    From Acquisitions to Bookshelf: The Inside Story on Picture Books – Kristin Daly and Audrey Vernick

This will be emailed to you, if you are already registered.  Please e-mail Donna Marie by APRIL 12th. Donna Marie at DisneyMuse@aol.com

Lots of other information coming out this week.  More opportunities, etc.  Hope to see you there.

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Responses

  1. Sent!
    The sessions look great! I can’t wait.

    I imagine you’re swamped . . . hope all else is well.


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