Posted by: Kathy Temean | October 7, 2012

Writers’ Day and Illustrators’ Day, Plus Free Craft Day

Registration for the NJSCBWI Craft Weekend is now open! It is going to be an awesome, jammed-packed event that will help enhance your writing and illustrating careers! Leeza was able to get the job done and keep last years pricing – $225.  With editors and agents giving presentations, it is like a mimi-conference!

Saturday is FREE!  Stay ovenight at the beautiful Sheraton Hotel in Parisppany, NJ with the Special NJSCBWI rate of just $99.  Book Now!

Click here to reserve online or call (888) 627-8148 and use code NJSCBWI.

*Special room rate valid to Oct. 11, 2012 and is subject to availability.

After the Free Craft Day Workshops, you can sign up to have dinner with the faculty for $65 and participate in the FREE Peer Group Critique Session taking place after dinner on Saturday night.  It’s a great way to meet other writers and get feedback.  If you are not up to reading other peoples work in your group, then stay and join other like minded people at the bar.  Either way, you will enjoy yourself.

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

TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT, CLICK HERE.

NOTE: Pre-registration is required for all events, even the free ones, so read your choices carefully and be sure to check those boxes.

Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 12 p.m. to Sunday, November 11, 5:00 p.m.

The Sheraton. 199 Smith Road. Parsippany, NJ 07054

NOV. 10: FREE EVENT from 11:30 am. to 5:00 p.m.

GUEST EDITORS:

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

Sara Sargent (Balzer and Bray) and

Jenne Abramowitz (Scholastic).

Catherine Onder (Disney/Hyperion) Sunday only 

GUEST AGENTS:

Ted Malawer (Upstart Crow Literary)

and Rachel Orr  (Prospect Agency).

GUEST ART DIRECTORS:

Joann Hill (Disney/Hyperion)

Jenny Kelly (Dial BFYR).

For a list of Faculty Bios, click here.

NOV. 10: NJ SCBWI EDITOR/AGENT DINNER $65/$85 Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy dinner with our guest editors and agents.

NOV. 11: NJ SCBWI WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS DAY $225/$245
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. Breakfast and lunch also included!

Saturday Workshops:

Editor/Agent Panel: Industry updates

First Session Workshops

A: Tension with Sara Sargent, Balzer & Bray

B: Series Fiction with Jenne Abramowitz, Scholastic

Second Session Workshops

A: Develop an Effective Marketing Plan That Works for You – Whether You Are Published or Unpublished with Kathy Temean

B: Start Your own Critique Group with Sheri Oshins

Third Session Workshops

A: Agents: PB to YA, Queries and More! w/Rachel Orr, Prospect Agency & Ted Malawer, Upstart Crow Agency

Workshop B: Picture Books with Ame Dyckman

Here is Sunday’s schedule:

WRITERS TRACK

8 am Arrive/Register

8:55 – 9:10 RA Welcome

9:10 – 10:10 Editor/Agent Panel: Industry Buzz, moderated by RA

10:20-11:50 First Page Session

A: Sara Sargent/Ted Malawer

B: Jenne Abramowitz/Paula Sadler

C: Catherine Onder/Rachel Orr

12:00-1:00 LUNCH

1:10-2:10 Workshop

1A: The In-betweeners-Chapter Books with Jenne Abramowitz Workshop

1B: Voices Carry with Rachel Orr

One-on-One Critiques/Portfolio Reviews

2:20-3:20 Workshop

2A: Editor Q&A with Paula Sadler Workshop

2B: Picture Books TBD Workshop

2C: Photoshop Tips with Kathy Temean

One-on-One Critiques/Portfolio Reviews

3:30-4:30 Workshop

3A: World Building with Sara Sargent Workshop

3B: Social Media with Tara Lazar Workshop

3C: Self-Promotion for Illustrators with Leeza Hernandez

One-on-One Critiques/Portfolio Reviews

4:40-5pm RA Thank Yous/Close

ILLUSTRATORS TRACK

8 am Arrive/Register
8:55 – 9:10 RA Welcome
9:10-10:10 Editor/Agent Panel: Industry Buzz, moderated by RA

10:10-11:50 Illustrator Intensive

12:00-1:00 LUNCH

1:10-2:10
Illustrator Intensive (Continued)

2:20-4:30 Workshops and Portfolio
reviews as above

4:30-5pm RA Thank Yous/Close

Questions? Contact
RA Leeza Hernandez at: RANewJerseySCBWI@gmail.com”

 DON’T FORGET: Pre-registration is required for all events, even the free ones.

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Responses

  1. I would love to go to this, but I don’t own a car and the NJ bus doesn’t run on Saturdays to Parsippany!
    Hope you have a great day. 🙂

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