Posted by: Kathy Temean | July 9, 2011

NOVEMBER 5TH and 6TH Writer’s and Illustrator’s Event

SATURDAY & SUNDAY LOCATION:

PRINCETON HYATT REGENCY – Princeton, NJ

SATURDAY EVENT:  NOVEMBER 5th – CRAFT DAY

TIME: 

12:30 pm – 5:45 pm

COST:  FREE For SCBWI Members

SPACE IS LIMITED

Click here for REGISTRATION FORM

NOVEL TRACK:  Two, 2 hour, Sessions

12:45 -2:45 – Workshop with Author Anita Nolan

3:00 – 5:00 – Workshop with Scholastic Editor, Cheryl Klein

PICTURE BOOK TRACK:  Two, 2 hour, Sessions

12:45 -2:45 – Workshop with Author Ame Dyckman

3:00 – 5:00 – Workshop with Source Books/ Jabberwocky Editor Rebecca Frazer

ILLUSTRATOR TRACK:  Two, 2 hour, Sessions

12:45 -2:45 – Workshop with illustrator Adam Gustavson – oil painting

3:00 – 5:00 – Workshop with Author/Illustrator, Leeza Hernandez

FACULTY BOOKSIGNING: 5 pm

DINNER WITH FACULTY: 

DINNER SPEAKER:  LITERARY AGENT STEPHEN FRASER from The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency 

COST:  $45 – includes food

ANYONE WHO WANTS TO RESERVE A ROOM WILL RECEIVE HYATT DISCOUNT FOR ROOM

SUNDAY EVENT: 

NJ SCBWI – ONE DAY MENTORING WORKSHOP

DATE:  NOVEMBER 6TH

COST: 

SCBWI price: $225 

Non-SCBWI price: $260

Includes food.

GENERAL REGISTRATION FORM

FACULTY: 

CHERYL KLEIN – SENIOR EDITOR, AUTHOR A.LEVINE/SCHOLASTIC

REBECCA FRAZER – EDITOR, SOURCE BOOKS/JABBERWOCKY

ALEXANDRA COOPER – SENIOR EDITOR, SIMON & SCHUSTER

STEPHEN FRASER – LITERARY AGENT, THE JENNIFER DeCHIARA LITERARY AGENCY

ACTIVITIES:  ONE-ON-ONE CRITIQUES, GROUP CRITIQUES, FIRST-PAGE SESSIONS, Q&A

ILLUSTRATORS’ DAY

November 6th

COST:  SCBWI Members: $225  –  Non-SCBWI Members: $260 – Includes food.

GENERAL REGISTRATION FORM

FACULTY:

CHAD BECKERMAN – ART DIRECTOR, ABRAMS BOOKS

TERESA KIETLINSKI – AGENT, PROSPECT AGENCY – Illustrator Focus.

ADAMS GUSTAVSON – PUBLISHED ILLUSTRATOR – 20 picture books.  https://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2011/07/02/illustrator-saturday-adam-gustavson/

ACTIVITIES:

Pre-workshop illustrating assignment – Feedback and then arrive with finished piece.

Group discussion with your group, art director or agent.

Portfolio review – Afternoon Workshops – Assignment Exhibit for agents, art director and editors from Mentoring Workshop.

SPECIAL GUEST ADAM GUSTAVSON AVAILABLE FOR ILLUSTRATING CONSULTATIONS FOR AN ADDITIONAL COST:  $75

Please check back next week for Illustrator Saturday.  There were some problems that kept me from being able to present this weeks illustrator scheduled.

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Responses

  1. Hi Kathy,

    Again, the NJ chapter is without compare for its nonstop programming!

    My question: What is Craft Day? I understand “Free”–of course. But I don’t understand what craft day is, what happens during it, what people need to bringto it, if anything, or be prepared to do there, and so on.

    Thanks.

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    • Susan,

      It is providing members two “How to” craft workshops (first workshop followed up the second). I do not have the exact titles right now. But they will be focused on strengthening your writing or illustrating. The picture book and novel writing workshops probably will include writing exercises. They will be geared for experienced writers, but offer new writers a chance to discover the things they will need to consider as they develop their skills.

      Attenteeds may be asked to bring pieces of their work to use during the workshop, but I do not have the specific details at this time. Anyone signing up for a specific track will receive an e-mail letting them know what to bring. I also will keep everyone posted on this blog.

      I plan to use your post this week – very cute and interesting. Sorry I didn’t get back, but I have been sick. Took antibiotics, but two days after stopping the meds, it came back worse. I’m on another antiboitic, but that doesn’t seem to be working. I guess it is back to the doctor’s tomorrow.

      Kathy

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  2. omg looks like more amazing stuff to do! NJSCBWI is the best—no, Kathy, YOU are the best!

    I had a great time at the dinner the other night, check your mailbox in a few days, your REAL mailbox 😉

    Best,
    Mimi

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    • Mimi,

      It was fun and great seeing you again. I think some good connections were made. I missed seeing the Jimmy Hendrix Poster you gave to Steve. I think there is a Jimmy Hendrix book planned to come out. Was he involved in that?

      Kathy

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  3. I have the same question as Susan. I’m anxious to hear more about Craft Day and what it involves. I see there are 2 2hour sessions. When we register, does that include both sessions?

    Thanks.

    Carol

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  4. Carol,

    I just left Susan a comment. Yes, it is one workshop, followed by the second. You can sign up right now. I wouldn’t wait, because space is limited. The Registrstion Form is included in the post.

    If you want to stay for dinner with the eidtors and hear our dinner speaker, agent Stephen Fraser, then you will have to sgin up for that and pay the $45 we have to pay for your dinner.

    Please let me know if there are still things you don’t understand, after reading what I wrote to Susan.

    Kathy

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  5. Hi Kathy,
    I’m new to NJSCBWI and I have a question about the mentoring workshop. First, do I send my entire manuscript? Second, how do the one-on-one crits work – will I be paired up with one of the four (Klein, Frazer, Cooper, or Fraser)? I guess since it’s a mentoring workshop, that means I’ll be able to ask questions specific to my manuscript, correct? Sorry to ask so many questions, but this format is just very different from the other conferences I’ve attended (but probably in a good way).
    Thanks in advance,
    ~Marlo B.

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    • Marlo,

      Did you see my post this past week on the details of all our events? I wrote that up for you, because it talks about the one day mentoring workshops. Yes, you will be paired up with one of the four faculty. You will have 20 minutes to discuss your first 30 pages and synopsis. Critiques are sent out 35 days before the date, so the editors/agents have time to do the critiques. If you register, you will receive information in October on all the details. Take a look at what I wrote up. I am sure it will answer more questions for you. Are you planning on coming out for the free craft day on Nov. 5th?

      Kathy

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      • Hi Kathy,
        Thanks for your post. Yes, I’m hoping to make the craft day on Nov 5th.
        ~Marlo

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  6. Marlo,

    Great! Just make sure you register for the free craft day, too. Some people don’t think they have to register, since it is free,

    See you soon,

    Kathy

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