Posted by: Kathy Temean | September 25, 2012

Free Craft Day and Writer and Illustrator Day Announcement

This September illustration was sent in by Doris Ettlinger. Doris has been illustrating for the children’s market for the last 20 years. Her most recent clients are Sleeping Bear Press, Albert Whitman & Co., and American Girl. Besides illustrating, Doris teaches watercolor to beginners and professionals at her studio near Hampton, NJ.
www.dorisettlinger.com   www.facebook.com/dorisettlingerstudio

Leeza Hernandez, who took over for me as Regional Advisor of the NJSCBWI, has put together her first events for the fall.  Please try to come out and support her.  Future events depend on the success of these events.  Thanks!

SAVE THE DATE!
Here are some basic details for the upcoming FALL events, so mark your calendar. Registration will be open in less than a week. Here’s the low down …

NOTE: Pre-registration is required for all events, even the free ones. I will send out emails and details when registration is open.

OCT 23: FREE EVENT

NaNoWriMo and Networking 101

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Somerset Co. Library, 1 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

NJ SCBWI has joined up with Samantha Gale at the Somerset County Library in Bridgewater, NJ, to offer a free mix ‘n’ mingle evening. This event will highlight the SCBWI organization and offer networking tips ‘n’ tricks for newcomers as well as established members. From conferences and workshops to social media, find ways to network no matter what your comfort zone. Samantha will also talk briefly about NaNoWriMo and preparing for this year’s writing marathon.

NOV. 10-11, 2012 NJ SCBWI ANNUAL FALL WRITERS & ILLUSTRATORS WEEKEND

Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 12 p.m. to Sunday, November 11, 5:00 p.m.
The Sheraton. 199 Smith Road. Parsippany, NJ 07054

Enjoy a weekend with peers, editors, agents and art directors for workshops, critiques, faculty dinner and more! For a breakdown of the weekend’s offerings, see below.

NOV. 10: FREE EVENT

NJ SCBWI Craft Afternoon
Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Sheraton. 199 Smith Road. Parsippany, NJ 07054

Join us for an afternoon with some of the industry’s leading editors and agents, and learn new ways to hone your craft as a writer and/or illustrator. Guest editors: Paula Sadler, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin); Sara Sargent (Balzer and Bray) and Jenne Abramowitz (Scholastic). Guest agents: Ted Malawer (Upstart Crow Literary) and Rachel Orr (Prospect Agency).

NOV. 10: NJ SCBWI EDITOR/AGENT DINNER

Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Sheraton. 199 Smith Road. Parsippany, NJ 07054
Enjoy dinner with our guest editors and agents.

NOV. 11: NJ SCBWI WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS DAY

Saturday, November 11, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Check in at 8 a.m.)
The Sheraton. 199 Smith Road. Parsippany, NJ 07054
Spend the day with editors, agents and art directors to help strengthen your writing and illustration skills, and move forward in your publishing careers. The day will include an illustrator intensive, editor/agent panel, first-page sessions, genre-specific presentations, and one-on-one critiques and portfolio reviews. Breakfast and lunch also included!

GUEST EDITORS:

Catherine Onder (Disney/Hyperion);

Paula Sadler, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin);

Sara Sargent (Balzer and Bray) and

Jenne Abramowitz (Scholastic).

GUEST AGENTS: Ted Malawer (Upstart Crow Literary)

Rachel Orr (Prospect Agency).

GUEST ART DIRECTORS:

Joann Hill (Disney/Hyperion)

Jenny Kelly (Dial BFYR).

DON’T FORGET: Pre-registration is required for all events, even the free ones. Details when registration is open coming soon, so get your manuscripts ready and sharpen those pencils!

I know the prices are not listed, as soon as I find that out what they are from Leeza I will let you know.  Hope to see you there.

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Responses

  1. I already confirmed Saturday with the hubby! I am really looking forward to meeting some of you great NJ writers.

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  2. Excited to see NJ SCBWI tribe again!

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  3. Yes, I was curious about the prices, too. It’s just Craft Day that’s typically free, right? Then you pay for dinner and the stuff on Sunday? That’s how I remember it, but I’m not trusting MY memory! lol

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  4. They all sound great. Looking forward to more info later!
    By the way, did you receive my sept. Illustration submission? I only ask because last time, it seemed to take several tried to get through! Thanks so much!

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