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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

So You Want to Write or Illustrate Children's Books and Magazines

Illustration by Roberta Collier-Morales

SCBWI Colorado and Wyoming (Rocky Mountain Region) will host the annual Letters and Lines Conference

Conference for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

WHEN:  Sept 20-21, 2014.

Where:   Marriott Denver West
1717 Denver West Blvd - Golden, CO

Who:  This conference for those interested in children's book publishing serves both BEGINNER and EXPERT. Whether you simply dream of writing or illustrating, or you're actively pursuing a career, this conference is for you. It will help you make connections, learn from classes, and get you positioned for next-steps. Here you'll meet editors, agents, award-winning authors and illustrators ; you’ll actually connect on a personal level because the RMC SCBWI offers an intimate conference experience. Stop mulling over “wouldn’t it be great…” and launch your aspirations into action today! Learn or Pitch or Connect or Polish--it's up to you. There is something for everyone. Beginners feel included and find this conference a nice way to break-into the industry, while experts find sessions and get ideas to help polish their pieces.

If you’re actively writing or illustrating (or both!), there is also an opportunity for you to participate in a critique-connect session with peers…perhaps you’ll find your future critiquing group, or perhaps you’ll get a fresh perspective. Feeling shy…no problem, you’re also welcome to sit in and see how critiques with peers works.    

This year’s faculty features three editors, two literary agents, and several award-winning authors and illustrators.

Confirmed featured faculty:
Salina Yoon, Author/Illustrator
Terrie Wolf, AKA Literary
Tricia Lawrence, Erin Murphy Literary
Carter Hasegawa, Candlewick Press
Lanie Davis, Alloy Entertainment
Sarah Miller, Sleeping Bear Press
And others! For full faculty listing and bios please click here: FACULTY

SAMPLING: Below please take a glimpse at some of the many sessions available during this year’s conference. For the full schedule please click here: SCHEDULE:

A brief glimpse is listed below:
·       Creating the Buzz-Worthy Novel-Donna Cooner
·       Children’s Publishing 101-Lindsay Eland
·       From Pages to PR: What a Literary Publicist Offers-Jen Hailligan
·       Crafting Picture Books for Illustrators-Salina Yoon…also Illustrating a concept picture book with Salina Yoon
·       Writing for the Children’s Magazine Market-Cheryl Reifsnyder
·       Creating Picture Book Hooks and Endings- Sarah Miller
·       Narrative Non-fiction-creating the award winner-Carter Hasegawa
·       The Magic of Motivation-Jeannie Mobley
·       First pages
·       And more!!!

HOW TO ENROLL: *Update* you can register on September 20th at 7:45 am or on September 21 at 8:15 am at the Marriott Denver West, 1717 Denver West Boulevard, Golden CO 80401
Cash or credit cards only, please.

For details about the event visit our web page: https://rmc.scbwi.org/events/2014-letters-lines/


Saturday and Sunday Registration: $290 non member or $240 SCBWI Member Price*
Saturday ONLY Registration: $235 non-member or $185*SCBWI Member Price 
Sunday ONLY Registration: $175 non-member or $125*SCBWI Member Price *

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