Posted by: Kathy Temean | March 29, 2010

Sunday’s Mentoring Workshop

Sunday 48 members met with 5 editors and 1 agent in Princeton for the NJSCBWI Mentoring Workshop.  Everyone received a one-on-one critique of their manuscripts and everyone met with a pre-assigned critique group.  Before and after lunch we held first page readings and heard the editor’s first impressions of our writing.  The day came to an end with the faculty answering all our burning questions. It was nice to see the new faces that joined us and we even had seven men (something we love).  It seems like more men are writing for children and this is a good thing. 

Nick Eliopulos, editor at Random House announced he will be joining Scholastic as editor in their trade division, which is really nice to have someone from Scholastic.  I took pictures, unfortunately, Nick’s photo didn’t turn out. If you want to see what Nick looks like, I posted his picture on February 6th after the NYC conference.

A good time was had by all.  If you write or illustrate and haven’t joined us, yet.  You should think about our annual conference on June 4th and 5th.  Each year it gets better and better.

Kathy


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  1. Hi Kathy,
    Sounds like a productive day.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    • Henya,
      It was. Maybe someday you will be able to join us.

      Kathy

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  2. Hi Kathy,
    This was my first mentoring session and it was extremely helpful and productive. Tina Wexler’s critique was spot on and my peers were great.
    Thanks for all your and Laurie’s hard work.
    Mary Zisk

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    • Mary,

      We loved having you. I wish I had more time to talk with you, but it seems I always have so much to do to keep things on track. Remember to submit some artwork for Sprouts.

      Kathy

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  3. Kathy, Thanks for the great photos. It reminds me of the great time had and the positive feedback received at the event. You really do a fantastic job at these workshops. Thanks for going the extra mile.
    Darlene

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    • Darlene,

      I thought your picture turned out really good. I’m glad you had less trouble getting home than getting there.

      Kathy

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  4. Kathy, I love seeing these pics, and I think you did a fine job! I’ve met Catherine Onder (for a critique), so knew what she looked like, but not the others. It’s always so nice to be able to put a face to the names we see in all the research we do.
    Donna
    P.S. can’t wait for the conference!

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    • Donna,

      Wasn’t today a perfect Easter weather? I took my laptop outside and did my work from there. Hope you got outside, too.

      Kathy

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