Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators





Friday, October 26, 2018

4:00-6:00 Optional Peer Critique Group                                                         Library


7:00 Introductions

Welcome and Speaker Introductions, Michele Hathaway Tuton, RA           Conference Room

7:15-7:25 General Remarks, Welcome, and Conference Etiquette, Shirley Duke, ARA

7:25 – 7:55 Author Panel and New Books, Moderator, Shirley Duke

7:55-8:05 Conference Questions and Answers, Michele Hathaway Tuton

8:05-9:00 Social Time, Meet and Greet Faculty, Silent Auction                    Gathering Space






Saturday, October 27, 2018

8:30 a.m. Registration and Check-in, Silent Auction

Conference Book Store in lobby throughout day

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

9:15 a.m. Keynote by Sara Sargent

10:00 a.m. Transition

10:15 a.m.  Break-out Session #1

Rookie Submission Mistakes (and how to avoid them, Patricia Nelson       Conference Room

A Writer’s Manifesto: Who You Are, What You Value, and Why It Matters, Caroline Starr Rose

Gathering Space

Critiques, Patrick Collins                                                                     Small office by Dining Room

11:00 a.m. Transition


11:15 a.m. Faculty Panel:  Frequently Asked Questions: Patrick Collins, Patricia Nelson, Caroline Starr Rose, Sara Sargent                                                                Conference Room


12:15 p.m. Lunch Provided by Bosque Center                                          Dining Room


1:15 p.m. Break-out Session #2 (Silent Auction closes)


YA/MG Voice, Patricia Nelson                                                                       Gathering Space

Live Line Editing, Sara Sargent                                                                      Conference Room

Illustrator Workshop with Patrick Collins, 1st hour                                                      Board Room

Critiques, Caroline Starr Rose                                                            Library at Gathering Space

2:00 p.m. Transition and Cookie Break                                                      Gathering Space

2:15 p.m. Break-out Session #3

Not Your Grandmother’s Poetry, Sara Sargent                                             Conference Room

Nonfiction writing, Chris Eboch and Shirley Duke                                         Gathering Space

Illustrator Workshop with Patrick Collins, continued 2nd hour                        Board Room


3:00 p.m. Transition

3:10 p.m. Keynote by Caroline Starr Rose                                                 Conference Room


3:55 p.m. Closing Remarks, Autograph Party and Silent Auction:         Pay and pick up.

Conference Room

4:30 p.m. Conference Ends


*Please note that we can accept only cash or a check for the Silent Auction.  Thank you.