Events for KidLit Writers

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JUNE 2021

1-18 WRITING THE RAINBOW
3-Week Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

1 ANATOMY OF A NOVEL
6-Month Progam: www.highlightsfoundation.org

2 CRAFTING THE CHAPTER BOOK
6-Week Class: www.thewritingbarn.com

3 #PITMAD PITCH PARTY
Twitter: https://pitchwars.org/pitmad/

3 CREATING A CAST OF CHARACTERS IN YOUR MG NOVEL
Webinar: www.scbwi.org

3 HOW TO WRITE A PICTURE BOOK BIOGRAPHY with Jess Keating
Webinar: https://wwa.scbwi.org/

4 DEEP DIVE INTO CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATION
2-Week Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

5 CRAFTING A NARRATIVE NONFICTION PICTURE BOOK with Barb Rosenstock
Webinar: www.thewritingbarn.com

5 FIVE STEPS FOR CRAFTING A COMPELLING NONFICTION OR FICTION BOOK PROPOSAL
Webinar: https://arizona.scbwi.org/

5 PICTURE BOOK REVISION RETREAT
3-Week Virtual Retreat: https://ohionorth.scbwi.org/

5 ART & ACTIVISM: A CONVERSATION WITH AIDA SALAZAR
Webinar: https://sfnortheastbay.scbwi.org/

5 FIVE STEPS IN CREATING A COMPELLING BOOK PROPOSAL
Webinar: https://arizona.scbwi.org/

5 JUNE PITCH FEST
Online Event: https://philadelphiastories.org/june-2021-pitch-fest/

6 SUPPORT YOURSELF AND YOUR CAREER BY BUILDING COMMUNITY
Webinar: https://nevada.scbwi.org/

7 THE CRAFT & BUSINESS OF ILLUSTRATING (AND WRITING) PICTURE BOOKS
Online Class: www.childrensbookacademy.com

7 WRITERS WHO WANT TO ILLUSTRATE
Webinar: https://epa.scbwi.org/

8-10 BRING YOUR PLOT TO LIFE
Online Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

9 CRASH COURSE IN CHILDREN’S PUBLISHING
10-Week Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

9 SUMMER SPRINGBOARD FOR WRITERS
8-Seminar Series: https://mddewv.scbwi.org/

9 PERFECTING THE PICTURE BOOK
6-Week Class: www.thewritingbarn.com

10 ILLUSTRATORS WHO WANT TO WRITE
Webinar: https://epa.scbwi.org/

10 WRITING CHAPTER BOOKS AND CHAPTER BOOK SERIES
Webinar: www.scbwi.org

12 OPPORTUNITIES IN CHILDREN’S NONFICTION
Webinar: https://carolinas.scbwi.org/

12-13 NONFICTION KIDLIT CONFAB
2-Day Gathering: www.thewritingbarn.com

12-13 VIRTUAL WRITERS DAY
Online Workshop: https://losangeles.scbwi.org/

14 PERFECTING THE PICTURE BOOK
6-Week Course: www.thewritingbarn.com

14-17 DEVELOPING A SERIES IN CHAPTER BOOKS
Online Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

15 CREATING MULTILAYERED CHARACTER IN A COMPACT SPACE
Webinar: https://austin.scbwi.org/

17 THEIR VOICE, THEIR PERSPECTIVE: WRITING CROSS-CULTURAL STORIES
Webinar: https://mddewv.scbwi.org/

17 ATMOSPHERE: WHERE CHARACTER, SETTING, MOOD, AND EMOTION CONVERGE
Webinar: www.scbwi.org

17 INFLUENCE OF INDIGENOUS CULTURE & FAMILY HISTORY
Webinar: https://sfnortheastbay.scbwi.org/

17 THEIR VOICE, THEIR PERSPECTIVE: WRITING CROSS-CULTURAL STORIES
Webinar: https://mddewv.scbwi.org/

17 JEWISH PUBLISHERS PANEL
Webinar: https://israel.scbwi.org/

17 PORTFOLIO REVIEW with Deborah Warren
Webinar: https://nebraska.scbwi.org/

20 CREATING WINNING PICTURE BOOKS
Webinar: https://australiaeastnz.scbwi.org/

21 BEYOND FACT FLINGING: ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS TO ELEVATE INFO BOOKS
6-Week Class: www.thewritingbarn.com

22 NAILING A SUCCESSFUL QUERY LETTER
Webinar: https://nymetro.scbwi.org/

24 NONFICTION TAKES RISKS
Webinar: www.scbwi.org

24 WRITING WHITE LATINX: GETTING PAST THE GATEKEEPERS
Online Panel: www.thewritingbarn.com

24 SO YOU WANT TO BE AN AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR?
8-Week Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

25-27 OREGON VIRUTAL CONFERENCE
Conference: https://oregon.scbwi.org/

26 BOOK PACKAGERS 101
Webinar: https://carolinas.scbwi.org/

26 ALL ABOUT THE MIDDLE: WRITING FOR MG AUDIENCE
Webinar: https://rmc.scbwi.org/

27 WRITING INTENSE VIEWPOINTS
Webinar: https://nevada.scbwi.org/

28 WRITING MEMOIR FOR MG AND YA READERS
Webinar: https://wwa.scbwi.org/

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JULY 2021

4 PICTURE BOOK CHARACTERS FROM A-Z
5-Week Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

6 WRITING LEVELED READERS FOR EDUCATION
6-Week Class: www.thewritingbarn.com

10 SENSITIVITY READER: DOES MY MANUSCRIPT NEED ONE?
Webinar: https://louisianamississippi.scbwi.org/

11 DISCOVERING WHERE YOU BELONG WITHIN THE KIDLIT COMMUNITY
Webinar: https://nevada.scbwi.org/

12-15 ONLINE SUMMER CAMP IN NONFICTION
3-Day Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

13 WRITING THE MIDDLE GRADE NOVEL
6-Week Course: www.thewritingbarn.com

14 FACT AND FICTION WITH THE MG NOVEL
Online Class: www.thewritingbarn.com

15 PATH TO PUBLICATION with Lora Hyler
Webinar: https://wisconsin.scbwi.org/

16 BACK MATTER FOR NONFICTION (AND FICTION) PICTURE BOOKS with Laura Gehl
Webinar: www.thewritingbarn.com

16 IS MY MANUSCRIPT DIVERSE ENOUGH?
Webinar: https://mddewv.scbwi.org/

16-18 ONLINE SUMMER CAMP IN ILLUSTRATION
3-Day Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

26 CRAFTING YOUR PITCH TO SELL YOUR STORY
4-Week Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

29-A2 BIG FIVE-OH CONFERENCE
Online Conference: www.scbwi.org

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AUGUST 2021

3 REVISION RETREAT
2-Month Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

5-9 WRITING SCIENCE AND NATURE FOR KIDS AND TEENS
4-Day Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

9-23 WRITING SCIENCE AND NATURE FOR KIDS AND TEENS
3-Week Online Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

11 PERFECTING THE PICTURE BOOK
6-Week Class: www.thewritingbarn.com

21 TAKING RISKS WITH CHILDREN’S NONFICTION
Webinar: www.thewritingbarn.com

21-27 THE WHOLE NOVEL WORKSHOP
One-Week Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

28 HOW TO OPEN AND CLOSE PICTURE BOOKS
Online Class: www.thewritingbarn.com

28-31 WRITING FIRST CHAPTER BOOKS AND EARLY READERS
3-Day Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

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SEPTEMBER 2021

2 #PITMAD PITCH PARTY
Twitter: https://pitchwars.org/pitmad/

12-15 PB&J: PICTURE BOOKS AND ALL THAT JAZZ
3-Day Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

18 WHY BACK MATTER MATTERS with Laurie Wallmark
Webinar: www.thewritingbarn.com

18 GROW WITH THE PROS: Agent Jennifer March Soloway
Webinar: https://indiana.scbwi.org/

19-23 THE CRAFT AND HEART OF WRITING POETRY FOR CHILDREN
5-Day Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

22 CRASH COURSE IN CHILDREN’S PUBLISHING
10-Week Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

24-26 CREATING TOGETHER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
Online Conference: https://carolinas.scbwi.org/

30 RE-VISION WEEK TUNE UP
Challenge: https://laurenkerstein.net/

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OCTOBER 2021

3-6 TELLING IT TRUE: THE ART OF STORYTELLING IN NARRATIVE NONFICTION
3-Day Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

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NOVEMBER 2021

1-30      NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH
             Challenge to write a novel in one month: https://www.nanowrimo.org/

9 CREATING CHARACTERS WITH DEPTH AND STAYING POWER
Webinar: www.thewritingbarn.com

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DECEMBER 2021

2 #PITMAD PITCH PARTY
Twitter: https://pitchwars.org/pitmad/

4 THE ABCS OF WRITING VERSE NOVELS with Nikki Grimes
Webinar: www.thewritingbarn.com

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