Tuesday, March 9, 2010

SCBWI Spring Thing 2010

Putting on my SCBWI Regional Advisor hat for a moment to say that

Registration is now open for:

SCBWI Canada East 2010 Spring Thing
Kempenfelt Conference Centre, www.kempenfelt.com
Barrie, Ontario

April 23, 24, 25, 2010

Experience the weekend or join us for the day!


Michael Stearns, Agent, Upstart Crow Literary, www.upstartcrowliterary.com
Ugly But Necessary: Publishing Contracts ˜ Former editorial director-turned-literary-agent-and-agency head Michael Stearns walks you through the standard provisions in a publishing contract and talks about what each one does and why each matters. Will be as exhilarating and bruising an experience as it sounds.
Make Things Happen: How To Kick-Start Your Limp Plot

Alan Jones, Art Director, HarperCollins Canada, www.harpercollins.ca
The Evolution of Children's Book Covers: Design Trends and Publisher Expectations ˜A two-part workshop for illustrators.
Part I: You'll be assigned some homework to try your own hand at a cover. Bring your sketch materials to the conference.
Part II: You've sketched out your cover idea, now bring it back the next day for group discussion.

RJ Anderson, Fantasy and Science Fiction Author of Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter, short listed for CLA Children's Book of the Year, www.rj-anderson.com
Revision: The Magic Key to Successful Writing ˜ Learn how to really re-envision and rewrite a manuscript. RJ Anderson attributes her ability to do this as the key to her own success.
It's A Web World ˜ Panel with other published SCBWI members on making sense of why writers and illustrators are being told to blog, Skype, get on Twitter, Facebook and the like, plus how to decide if you should be there too.

Ontario Arts Council grant officers ˜ Grant programs for Ontario writers and illustrators and how to apply for them

* opportunity for one-on-one critiques
* take away a video of the start of your school presentation
* networking and fun and more

Download the complete conference information package and registration form (a PDF file) from www.scbwicanada.org/east

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