Okay, so now the weather has turned cold. The holidays are but a happy memory. It’s back to work for many, and we all know that writing and illustrating for children can be a solitary, almost lonely, occupation.
But have no fear, Team SCBWI is here–
Registration is now open for our region’s 2016 big event!
Team SCBWI in MD/DE/WV will be held Saturday, March 19, 2016 and Sunday, March 20, 2016 at the Claggett Center in Buckeystown, MD 21710.
The two-day conference features keynote speaker Betsy Bird: librarian, reviewer, and author, who has served on the Newbery selection committee, and there is an exciting list of faculty for the conference. It includes three agents, two editors, an art director and numerous writers; our own Sweet Sixteens, who have had recent success (2016, get it?) and will critique your query letters on the spot at the Query Letter Booth.
Now that lodging (which includes meals) is available right on the Claggett campus at the beautiful Christiane Inn, there are evening activities to take advantage of, featuring games and refreshments! It is lots of fun, and our members can get to know each other and the faculty a bit better. It starts Friday night.
And don’t forget —there are manuscript critiques and portfolio reviews available! You can sign up to have a 15 minute long, one-on-one discussion of your work with one of the distinguished faculty members. For detailed instructions regarding manuscript critiques and portfolio reviews, click here.
For registration and information about the conference including lodging, costs, etc., see the event home page.