Posted by: Kathy Temean | April 26, 2011

Conference Update

For those of you who are interested in the layout and times, below is the schedule for the June 3-5th conference. One-on-one critiques will be scattered through out the conference. E-mails were sent yesterday giving you the addresses to use when mailing in your critiques. Please mail ASAP! Deadline is April 27th!

time          what           who
12:00pm Registration  
INTENSIVES Writing Craft Stephen Barbara
12:30-4:30 Characterization Kole, Abbott, Grosso, Mikulski
  Voice & Plotting Adler/Rens
  Revision Intensive Underdown
  Picture Book Bardhan-Quallen
  Humor Intensive Vernick/Rhuday-Perkovich
  Illustrator Intensive A PattiAnn Harris 
  Illustrator Intensive B Martha Rago
3:30-4:30 Registration  
4:30-5:00 Meeting Editors/Agents/Authors
4:00-5:00 Meeting First Timers
5:10 – 5:25  One-on-One Critiques editors and agents
5:30 – 5:45   One-on-One Critiques editors and agents
5:50 – 6:05 One-on-One Critiques editors and agents
6:10 – 6:25 One-on-One Critiques editors and agents
7:00 Registration  
7:30 – 9:30 Mix and Mingle Editors/agents/overnighters
9:30 – 11:00 Film Library of the Early Mind
8:00 – 9:00 Registration & Breakfast Art Exhibit set-up
8:40 – 9:00 Announcements Regional Advisor
9:00 – 10:00 Keynote Grace lin
10:10-10:55 Agents Panel Agents
WS 1 Thinking Outside the Book PattiAnn Harris 
  Historical Fiction  Carolyn Yoder
  From Acquisitions to Bookshelf  KristinRens & Audrey Vernick
  That’s Just Wacky  Steve Meltzer
  Writing for School & Trade Eileen Robinson
  First Page  Sessions with various editors
11:05-11:50 Submissions A Harold Underdown
WS 2 Contracts Edward Necarsulmer
  Symbiotic Relationship Between Author and Editor  Alvina & Grace
  How to Use a Scene  Stephen Barbara
  Manuscript to Published Illustrated Book  Martha Rago
  Sirenz – Author/agent/editor Char/Nat/Flux/Sandra Dijastra
  Finding the Funny Parts  Vernick & Rhuday
  First Page  Sessions with various editors
12:00-1:20 Lunch  
1:30-2:15 Marketing Sudipta
WS 3 Picture Book Art in Today’s Market  Leeza Hernandez
  Picture Book Share  Picture Book Author Panel
  Industry Basics Anita Nolan
  Rhyme and Rhythm  Tiffany Strelitz Haber and Irene Breznak 
  YA’s Little Sister Vernick & Rhuday
  Skeletons in the Closet Abbott, Grozzo, Mikulski
  First Page  Sessions with various editors
2:25-3:10 Pacing Part A1  Eileen Robinson 2:25 – 3:25
WS 4 Voice  Eve Adler
  That’s Just Wacky Steve Meltzer
  Query Letters  Mary Kole
  Finding the Funny Parts Vernick & Rhuday
  Child Development Kenndy-Moore
  Pop-up PB Tim Young
  Picture Book Pacing  Sudipta
2:15 – 3:20 Agent Pitches   all agents 
3:25 – 4:25 Bookfair everyone
4:30-5:15 Pacing  Eileen Robinson 4:30 – 5:30
WS 5 PB Rules  Nancy & Alison
  Business Side of School Visits Sudipta Bardhan
  PB – Historical  Ann Malaspina
  Skeletons in the Closet Abbott, Grozzo, Mikulski
  Child Development Kennedy- Moore
  15 Things A  Charlotte Bennardo
  YA’s Little Sister Vernick & Rhuday
  Making a Book Trailer Kathy Temean
  Craft of Book Making Lisa Falkenstern 4:30 – 6:30
5:45 – 7:00 Attendee Dinner  
7:10 – 8:45 Film Library of the Early Mind
7:30 – 9:30 Faculty Dinner  
8:45 – 11:00 Peer Group Critiques  
8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast Art Exhibit set-up
9:00-10:00 Marketing Report David Caruba
10:15-11:00 Pacing  Eileen Robinson
WS 6 Contracts Edward Necarsulmer
  Nonfiction  Carolyn Yoder
  Poetry  Felicia Chernesky
  Steampunk 101 Natalie Zaman
  Creative Branding for Illustrators Leeza Hernandez
  First Page I Sessions with various editors
11:10– 11:55  Pacing  Eileen Robinson
WS 7 How to Use a Scene Stephen Barbara
  Submissions Harold Underdown
  15 Things Charlotte Bennardo
  Poetry Felicia Chernesky
  Beginnings Anita Nolan
  Picture Book Share Picture Book Author Panel
  Picture Book Pacing Sudipta Bardhan
  Agent Pitches  all agents
12:05–12:50  Voice  Eve Adler
WS 8 Agents Panel  Agents
  Query Letters  Mary Kole
  Synopsis Anita Nolan
  Marketing B Sudipta Bardhan
  PB Rules B Nancy Viau & Alison Formento
  Co-Authoring Natalie Zaman and Charlotte Bennardo
  Using Collage and Mixed Media Techniques  Barbara Eveleth
  From Acquisitions to Bookshelf Kristin Daly & Audrey Vernick
1:00-2:15 Lunch  
2:30-3:30 Inspirational Keynote Holly McGhee
3:30-4:00 Auction  


Talk tomorrow,



  1. This is gonna be some great conference!!!


  2. I sure enjoy reading your blog, but sometimes it just makes me jealous of those who live in New Jersey while I’m sitting here in California! I’ll feel differently in January. 😉


    • Rosi,

      We actually have people from all over the country come to our conference, even some fellow Californians. I will be flying to your state for the National Conference in August. Are you near LA?



  3. I’m glad you are screening the movie two nights. Don’t think I’d stay awake for the Friday night screening. lol

    The Conference is jam packed. Can’t wait!


  4. Can’t wait!


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