Registration now open for “Spring Into Action” Conference!

Please join us for our MD/DE/WV regional conference “Spring Into Action” to be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 8:50 AM to 5:15 PM at The Bishop Claggett Retreat Center in Buckeystown, Maryland.  Doors will open at 8:00 AM for check-in and a continental breakfast.

Click here to download a registration form: 2011MarchConfRegistrationForm

Click here to download a schedule for the day: 2011MarchSchedule

Click here for a list of our faculty:2011MarchFacultyBios

Click here for a list of the session blurbs:2011MarchSession Blurbs

Lodging: We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn of Frederick, 7226 Corporate Court, Frederick, MD (240-566-1500) for the nights of March 11 and/or 12, 2011. Mention SCBWI to get the discounted rate of $89 per night or click here to reserve online.  Book by February 11th to receive the reduced rate!

Click here for directions to the Bishop Claggett Retreat Center, 3035 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown, MD 21717.  Follow signs to Monocacy Hall once you are on the grounds.

Manuscript and Portfolio Critiques

Limited critiques are available, so reserve yours early! Participants must register and pay for the conference before being assigned a review.  Critiquers include selected faculty and published regional members experienced with critiquing.  We’ll do our best to match your work to the expertise of the reviewer on a first come, first served basis.  Second critiques will be assigned only after all first critique requests are filled and if received by the deadline of February 12, 2011.

To have a manuscript critiqued:

  1. Register for the conference and include an extra $50 (per critique) in your registration payment.
  2. Email up to 15 double-spaced pages of one manuscript (including age group, genre, a one-paragraph summary, and your phone number) to Naomi Milliner at
  3. Snail mail a printed copy to Naomi Milliner, P.O. Box 253, Olney, MD 20832.

To request an art portfolio critique, include the $45 dollar fee with your conference registration.  Send Susan Detwiler an email <> to notify her.  DO NOT send original artwork in the mail.

Please note that the deadline is Saturday, February 12, 2011! Prior to the conference, you will be assigned a 15-minute time to meet with the critiquer.  Questions: Contact Naomi at

Hope to see you at the conference on Saturday, March 12, 2011!

About ediehemingway

I am an author of children's middle grade novels and the Regional Advisor for the MD/DE/WV SCBWI chapter.
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