Events for KidLit Writers

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APRIL 2021

12-16 CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL
Virtual Conference: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-virtual-fay-b-kaigler-childrens-book-festival-tickets-139685096885

13 THE INS AND OUTS OF GRAPHIC NOVEL WRITING
Webinar: www.thewritingbarn.com

13 WRITING EXCITING FACT-FILLED BOOKS with Jennifer Swanson
Webinar: https://midatlantic.scbwi.org/

14 THE HEART AND HUMOR OF AMY KRAUSE ROSENTHAL
6-Week Course: www.thewritingbarn.com

14 LIBERATIONS AND LIMITATIONS IN WRITING NOVELS IN VERSE
5-Week Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

14 MEMOIR INTO MAKE-BELIEVE: TURNING REAL LIFE INTO FICTION
Webinar: https://ticketbud.com/events/09591da2-6e69-11eb-9648-42010a71700f

15 LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: TECHNIQUES TO DELIVER CHARACTER AND STORY
Webinar: https://carolinas.scbwi.org/

17 PICTURE BOOK REVISION & CUTTING AN ALREADY TIGHT WORD COUNT
Webinar: www.thewritingbarn.com

17 WRITING OUTSIDE YOUR LANE: YES, IT CAN BE DONE
Webinar: https://sfnortheastbay.scbwi.org/

17 NONFICTION 101 with Melissa Stewart
Webinar: https://southern-breeze.scbwi.org/

17 FROM SOUP TO BOOK: BEHIND THE SCENES OF WATERCRESS
Webinar: https://rmc.scbwi.org/

17 LEAVING ROOM FOR ART IN PICTURE BOOKS with Laura Gehl
Webinar: https://mddewv.scbwi.org/

17 HOW TO CREATE A FRESH AND VIVID WORLD
Webinar: https://illinois.scbwi.org/

17-18 BLOOM! SPRING WRITING CONFERENCE
Online Conference: https://montana.scbwi.org/

19 FIND YOUR POETRY MUSE
8-Week Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

19 WRITING POEMS ABOUT NATURE
6-Week Course: www.thewritingbarn.com

19 SCIENCE WRITING PANEL
Virtual Panel: https://wwa.scbwi.org/

20 REVISING FROM MANUSCRIPT TO NOVEL
Webinar: https://austin.scbwi.org/

22 PICTURE BOOKS AS PHYSICAL OBJECTS with Laurel Symonds
Webinar: https://epa.scbwi.org/

23-25 YOUR STORY START TO FINISH
Online Conference: https://michigan.scbwi.org/

24 MASTER CLASS: CREATING MEMORABLE PICTURE BOOKS
Online Intensive: https://write2ignite.com/

24 GET YOUR PICTURE BOOK ACROSS THE FINISH LINE
Workshop: https://ksmo.scbwi.org/

24 ILLUSTRATION MASTERCLASS
4-Hour Class: https://southern-breeze.scbwi.org/

24-25 TWO DAY WORKSHOP WITH CARTER HASEGAWA OF CANDLEWICK PRESS
Workshop: https://hawaii.scbwi.org/

27 CHARACTERS: READING LIKE A WRITER
Webinar: https://carolinas.scbwi.org/

27 PULL UP YOUR FAINTING COUCH: HISTORICAL FICTION
Workshop: https://midatlantic.scbwi.org/

29 ALL STEAM-ED UP! with Jennifer Swanson
Webinar: https://wpa.scbwi.org/

30 ASTRA INTERNATIONAL PICTURE BOOK WRITING CONTEST DEADLINE
Contest: www.readinglife.com

30 NEW ENGLAND SPRING VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
3-Day Conference: https://newengland.scbwi.org/

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MAY 2021

1 #WMPITCH Pitch Party
Twitter: https://write-mentor.com/

1 WRITING WITHIN OR OUTSIDE YOUR EXPERIENCE IN PB
3-Hour Class: www.thewritingbarn.com

1 MAYFEST CONFERENCE
One-Day Conference: https://sandiego.scbwi.org/

1 QUERY AND SUBMISSION WORKSHOP
Workshop: https://ohiocensouth.scbwi.org/

1 GROW WITH THE PROS! Kirk Benshoff
Webinar: https://indiana.scbwi.org/

1-2 AUSTIN 2021 WRITERS & ILLUSTRATORS CONFERENCE
Online Conference: https://austin.scbwi.org/

2 CASUAL DIVERSITY: WHAT IS IT?
Webinar: https://michigan.scbwi.org/

4 POETIC TECHNIQUES TO MAKE YOUR WRITING COME ALIVE
Webinar: https://carolinas.scbwi.org/

4 ILLUSTRATION MENTORSHIP DISCUSSION
Webinar: https://michigan.scbwi.org/

4 THE HEART OF YOUR STORY: OUTLINES FOR BRAINSTORMING & REVISION
Webinar: https://midatlantic.scbwi.org/

5 ADVANCED SCREENWRITING
6-Week Course: www.thewritingbarn.com

6-7 WORLD BUILDING: CONSTRUCTING REAL AND FANTASTICAL WORLDS
Online Intensive: www.highlightsfoundation.org

8 NOODLING WITH NONFICTION TEXT STRUCTURES
Webinar: www.thewritingbarn.com

8 KIDLIT NONFICTION: FINDING A MARKETABLE NONFICTION TOPIC
Workshop: https://arizona.scbwi.org/

8 DIGGING DEEPER: NONFICTION TRUTHS
Workshop: https://canadaeast.scbwi.org/

10 PICTURE BOOK BUILDING BLOCKS with Paige Terlip
Webinar: https://epa.scbwi.org/

13-27 WRITING ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH IN YOUTH LITERATURE
3-Session Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

15-16 GETTING YOUR STORY UNSTUCK: CHAPTER BOOKS, MG AND YA NOVELS
Online Intensive: www.highlightsfoundation.org

16 HOW TO ROCK YOUR SCHOOL VISITS
Webinar: https://michigan.scbwi.org/

18 SELF-PUBLISHING: NO LONGER A NO NO
Webinar: https://carolinas.scbwi.org/

18 TAKING YOUR AUTHOR WEBSITE TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Webinar: https://midatlantic.scbwi.org/

18 CRAFTING CHAPTER BOOKS
Webinar: https://ticketbud.com/events/8be6175a-808b-11eb-8787-42010a717011

19 USING YOUR ANGER TO WRITE MULT-LAYERED FICTION
Webinar: www.thewritingbarn.com

20 NAVIGATING THE AUTHOR/AGENT RELATIONSHIP
WEBINAR: https://epa.scbwi.org/

20-23 DIY REVISION FOR YOUR NOVEL
12-Hour Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

21 GRAPHIC NOVELS with Drew Brockington
Webinar: https://swtexas.scbwi.org/

22 WHO GETS TO TELL THE STORY: WHITENESS IN WRITING NONFICTION KIDLIT
Webinar: https://sfnortheastbay.scbwi.org/

22 SHOW AND TELL: ONLINE PITCH EVENT
All Day Pitch Event: https://mddewv.scbwi.org/

25 WRITE YOUR NOVEL IN 6 WEEKS
6-Week Course: www.thewritingbarn.com

29 COMPELLING NONFICTION NARRATIVES AND STORY ARCS
3-Hour Class: www.thewritingbarn.com

29 INSIDE-OUT: CREATING BELIEVABLE CHARACTERS
Workshop: https://arizona.scbwi.org/

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JUNE 2021

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

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/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

26 BOOK PACKAGERS 1010
Webinar: https://carolinas.scbwi.org/

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JULY 2021

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

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

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AUGUST 2021

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

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SEPTEMBER 2021

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

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/

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

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

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OCTOBER 2021

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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/

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