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Monday, February 8, 2010

Lost Generation

Monday, February 1, 2010

SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) Hawaii Annual Conference

Saturday, February 27, 2010, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Ala Moana Hotel, Garden Room

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, you’ll benefit from this banner program. Polish your skills and hone your talents as you plunge into the world of children’s books!

Featured speakers:


Nancy Siscoe

Kathi Appelt

James Rumford

Margaret South
Tammy Yee
Tammy Yee
Scott Goto
Scott Goto
  • Nancy Siscoe: Associate Publishing Director and Executive Editor, Knopf & Crown Books for Young Readers
  • Kathi Appelt: multi-award-winning author of both picture books and novels
  • James Rumford: multi-award winning picture book author/illustrator
  • Tammy Yee: author/illustrator of numerous picture books
  • Scott Goto: illustrator of several picture books, and now an author/illustrator

Sessions:
For all:
  • general session with Nancy Siscoe, executive editor at Knopf on character development in both text and illustration.
  • after-lunch panel with representatives from Mutual Publishing, Island Heritage, and Bess Press who will talk about what kinds of manuscripts they are looking for and how to submit to them.
  • optional manuscript and portfolio critiques.

For writers:
  • hands-on session with Newbury honoree Kathi Appelt on “Endowed Objects–What’s in your Character’s ‘Magic Box?’”
  • first-pages session
  • session on “The Art of Story” with Margaret South, who wowed us all at last year’s conference.

For illustrators:
  • hands-on session with James Rumford, “Now That’s Another Story: the Art of the Picture Book”
  • presentation with Tammy Yee on “The (Happy) Marriage of Illustration and Technology”
  • presentation with Scott Goto “Working from References and Other Tricks of the Trade”

And, for conference attendees,
Kathi Appelt Fiction Workshop: Friday, February 26, 2010
On the day before the annual conference, author and teacher Kathi Appelt (THE UNDERNEATH) will lead an all-day, limited-attendance fiction workshop at a location to be determined.

For more information, visit SCBWI-Hawaii's Website or contact Lynne at lwikoff@lava.net

8th Annual Big Sur Writing Workshop for Adult Fiction, Young Adult and Middle-Grade Fiction

Writing Workshop for Adult Fiction, Young Adult and Middle Grade Fiction, March 12-14, 2010.

A weekend packed with experts in publishing to help writers polish their manuscripts.

Special Saturday evening program with New York Times bestselling thriller author, Barry Eisler!

Congratulation to Vanitha Sankaran who attended the Big Sur Writer's Workshop in 2008. Her book, Watermark: A Novel of the Middle Ages, will be coming out from Avon this April.


Testimonies from the last workshop:
"This is the first conference I have walked away thinking this was worth every penny. I actually feel like I have something of value, and I am a better writer for going."

"The critique groups were amazing. The editors, agents, and authors were very approachable, and their comments/edits were invaluable. The writers in both critique groups shared fresh/unique perspectives, with an uninhibited ear/eye for what was and was not working. I stayed up nearly all night on both nights to create a revised first chapter that's both immediate and evocative...
...kick your butt in a good way workshop. It was inspiring."

"The best part was the intensity. The editors/agents are so down to earth & accessible. I like that serious writers were here to discuss work. It raised the standards for people!"

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2010 Biennial Writers' Conference: Write Where You Are

When:
Friday, April 9, 7:30-9:30 pm
Saturday, April 10, 8-5 pm
Where:
Punahou School
1601 Punahou Street
Honolulu

Workshops that inspire discussions that stimulate...a conference for all writers and aspiring writers.

Keynote Address and Special Workshop by Lisa Yee, award-winning young adult author.

See flyer below.



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