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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

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