Posted by: Kathy Temean | June 8, 2011

Update on Summer Networking Dinners

If you would like to secure a spot for one of our New York Dinners, please follow the directions at the end of this post.  There are still spots available. Check back:  May add new agents and editors.

July 5th – Cafe Centro in their private dining room.  Includes glass of wine, salad, dessert, and choice of entrée.  Price:  $150 Time: 6:30 pm

Steve Meltzer –  Associate Publisher/ Executive Managing Editor, Dial, Dutton, & Celebra

Eve Adler – Editor, Grosset & Dunlap

Tina Wexler – Agent – ICM  | International Creative Management

Shauna Fay – Assistant Editor, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, Penguin Young Readers Group

Holly McGhee – Agent and Owner – Pippin Properties

Nick Eliopulos – Editor – Scholastic

Christina Hogrebe – Agent – Jane Rotrosen Agency

July 6th – Churrascaria Platforma Private Room – includes amazing salad bar, unlimited beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, pork, fish, shrimp, pasta, sushi.  Dessert comes with the meal, also one alcoholic beverage, unlimited bottled water and soda.  I guarantee you will not leave hungry.  Price: $170 Time: 6:00 pm

Elena Mechlin – Agent – Pippin Properties

Alvina Ling – Executive Editor – Little, Brown, and Co.

Stephen Barbara – Agent – Foundry Literary & Media

Sarah Barley – Associate Editor – HarperCollins BFYR

Leila Sales – Assistant Editor – Viking Books

Claudia Gabel – Senior Editor – Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins

Ariel Colletti – Assistant Editor – Simon & Schuster

Liza Fleissig – Agent – Liza Royce Literary Agency

July 19th – Cafe Centro  in their private dining room.  Includes glass of wine, salad, dessert, and choice of entrée. $150  Time: 6:30 pm

John Cusick – Agent – Scott Treimel NY, Literary Agency

Linda Pratt – Agent – Wernick & Pratt Agency

Catherine Onder – Senior Editor – Disney/Hyperion

Rebecca Frazer – Editor – Jabberwocky/ Sourcebooks

Alexandra Cooper – Senior Editor – Simon & Schuster

Caitlyn Doulhy – Editorial Director – Atheneum Books for Young Readers

July 20th A.J. Maxwells Private dining room.  Dinner includes, salad, entrée, dessert, one alcoholic drink, soda, coffee, tea. Price: $150  Time: 6:00 pm

Eileen Robinson – Editorial Consultant – F1rst Pages

Mary Kole – Agent – Andrea Brown Literary Agency

Scott Treimel – Owner and Agent – Scott Treimel Literary Agency

Marietta Zacker – Agent – Nancy Gallt Literary Agency

Zack Clark – Assistant editor – Scholastic

Lisa Yoskowitz – Editor – Disney/Hyperion

Erin Clarke – Senior Editor – Random House

August 23rd – Cafe Centro  in their private dining room.  Includes glass of wine, salad, dessert, and choice of entrée. Price: $150  Time: 6:00 pm

Stephen Fraser – Agent – Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency

Connie Hsu – Editor – Little, Brown, & Co.

Regina Griffin – Executive Editor – EgmontUSA

Karen Chaplin – Editor – HarperCollins

Namrata Tripathi – Executive Editor – Atheneum BFYR

Molly Jaffa – Agent – Folio Literary

Carlie Webber – Agent – Jane Rotrosen Agency

August 24th – Trattoria Depo Teatro Private room – Salad,  Entrée, Sides, Dessert, unlimited soft drink, an alcoholic beverage. Price: $145  Time: 6:00 pm

Meredith Mundy – Senior Editor – Sterling Publishing Co.

Kate Sullivan – Associate Editor – Little, Brown, and Co.

Tamra Tuller – Senior Editor – Philomel

Sara Sargent – Associate Editor – Balzer and Bray

Sean McCarthy – Agent – Sheldon Folgelman Literary Agency

Christa Heschke – Agent – McIntosh & Otis

Ginger Harris – Agent – Liza Royce Literary Agency

September 8th – Witherspoon Grill – 57 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ  – Salad, entrée, dessert, drink and soda, tea and coffee.  Price: $140 Time:  7:00 pm

Margery Cuyler – Publisher – Marshall Cavendish

Carolyn Yoder – Senior Editor – Calkins Creek

Lisa Cheng – Editor – Running Kids Press

Liza Fleissig – Agent – Liza Royce Literary Agency

The number of spots available for each dinner is based on two members for every editor/agent attending the dinner.  So if there are 7 editors/agents, there would be 14 available spots.

Okay, so how do you register? Email and let her know you want a spot.  Then you need to immediately send in your money for the dinner to:

NJSCBWI – Summer Networking Dinners
PO BOX 660
Ringoes, NJ  08551

or PayPal it using

The New Jersey SCBWI is not responsible for editor/agents getting sick, changing dates, and or dropping out.  We will do everything we can to keep the ratio the same in the event that this happens.  Please note: No refunds for dinners, since they have to be paid in advanced and guaranteed.

Talk tomorrow,


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