Dear Lori and Alice,
Hello Everyone from
the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Missouri team,
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Missouri Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI)
Fall Conference to be held
September 6 & 7
Lindenwood University, St. Charles
ST. CHARLES, MISSOURI – The Missouri Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators’ annual fall conference will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, and Sunday, September 7, at Lindenwood University’s Spellmann Center, 209 S. Kingshighway, St. Charles, 63301. The theme is “Seeds of Success.”
Scheduled speakers and panelists include local Young Adult author Heather Brewer, art director Giuseppe Castellano, editor Deborah Halverson, agents Nancy Gallt and Jodell Sadler, and authors Nancy Pollette and Steve Sheinkin. Sheinkin recently received a Boston Globe-Horn Book award for nonfiction at BookExpoAmerica. Curriculum specialist Debbie Gonzales also will discuss Common Core Standards and incorporating them into school visits.
The cost of Saturday’s full-day conference is $150 for SCBWI members and $175 for non-members. Three-hour intensive workshops with speakers on Sunday are only $45. For more info see http://missouri.scbwi.org/2014-conference-info-bios-breakouts-schedule/ the last day to register is August 20, 2014.
The Flash Fiction contest is going very well. We have 35 participants. Entries are coming in and members are voting for their favorites. It is not too late to join in on the last 2 weeks of this 5-week challenge.
Next, please note we are not meeting on July 4th weekend…rather we are meeting Sunday, July 13th for Critique sessions. Bring your poems and short manuscripts of 3000 words or less. Be sure to carry five copies for your group.
Even more wonderful to announce, Professor Aliki Barnstone has agreed to give us one more try! She will be our August 3rd—SPEAKER!!!!!
Aliki Barnstone, celebrated poet and Creative Writing instructor at MU will give us a hands-on approach to generating text and imagery on the power of “place.” For poet and prose alike, we all need to enhance our ability to capture place, space, or a sense of displacement. No matter what the weather, we hope to see you there in mass to start off the year 2014 with your whole-hearted participation.
Aren’t you excited to join us? Put CCMWG on your schedule, on the calendar, on your IPhone reminders.