Events for KidLit Writers

JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC

OCTOBER 2020

9 PICTURE BOOKS WITH BIBI LEWIS
One-Month Class: https://www.inkedvoices.com/

10 CRAFTING A COMPELLING COVER LETTER
Webinar: sandiego.scbwi.org

11-15    FILLING THE WRITERS TOOLBOX with Editor Emma Dryden
             Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

12 WRITING BAD GUYS AND GALS: A VILLAINOUS WORKSHOP
Webinar: https://carolinas.scbwi.org/

12-30 PB CRITIQUE FEST
Twitter Giveaway: https://www.pbspotlight.com/pbcritiquefest

15 REVISING FOR PLOT
Webinar: www.scbwi.org

15 OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL…CHAPTER ONE
Webinar: https://carolinas.scbwi.org/

15-18    WRITING FOR ILLUSTRATORS INTENSIVE
             Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

16 BEHIND THE SCENES: THE COLLABORATIVE PROCESS OF CREATING A NOVEL
Webinar: newmexico.scbwi.org

17 PLOT, PAGE TURNS AND PITCH: ALL ABOUT PB PACING
Webinar: newmexico.scbwi.org

18-22    THE CRAFT AND HEART OF WRITING POETRY FOR CHILDREN
             Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

19 HOW AND WHY OF NEURODIVERGENT CHARACTERS
Webinar: https://carolinas.scbwi.org/

19 A NEW PERSPECTIVE: REVISION AS A COLLABORATIVE EXPERIENCE
Webinar: epa.scbwi.org

22 PICTURE MAKING FROM A NEW PERSPECTIVE
Webinar: www.scbwi.org

22 WRITING YOUNG VOICES: DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MG, YA, AND ADULT FICTION WITH YOUNG PROTAGONISTS
Webinar: https://carolinas.scbwi.org/

22 BOOK IT: SELF-PROMOTION 101
Webinar: swtexas.scbwi.org

22-25   FROM PREMISE TO PITCH: GETTING SUBMISSION READY
             Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

22-25    WORKING POETS RETREAT
             Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

24 HOW TO FOCUS YOUR READERS’ ATTENTION
Webinar: https://carolinas.scbwi.org/

25-28    NOVEL WRITING with Patricia Gouch
             Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

28-N25 CREATING AN IMAGE SYSTEM THAT WORKS FOR VERSE NOVELS
Online Class: ww.highlightsfoundation.org

29 WRITING HORROR FOR CHILDREN
Online Class: www.clarionwest.org

29 TRANSFORMING THE PERSONAL
Webinar: www.scbwi.org

29-O1   PUSHING THE LIMITS: WRITING EXPERIMENTAL FICTION FOR MG AND YA READERS
             Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

31 DISCOVER THE TRICK TO FINDING AN AGENT
Webinar: https://iowa.scbwi.org/

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NOVEMBER 2020

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

4 WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT PICTURE BOOKS FROM SCREENWRITING
Webinar: https://carolinas.scbwi.org/

5 PICTURE BOOKS II: REVISION
Online Workshop: www.writer.org

5 CREATING MEMORABLE CHARACTERS READERS WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH
Webinar: https://carolinas.scbwi.org/

5-11 PLOT LIKE A FILM: SCREENWRITING TECHNIQUES THAT SERVE YOUR STORY
Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

6-8        SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION NONFICTION WORKSHOP
             Online Conference: https://www.scbwi.org/events/nonfiction-workshop-at-the-smithsonian-institute/

8-11      CREATING NONFICTION PICTURE BOOKS IN A CHANGING WORLD
             Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

9 WRITING YOUR TRUE NORTH: CRAFTING CHARACTERS FROM THE HEART
Webinar: https://carolinas.scbwi.org/

9-D10 PICTURE BOOK PLOTTING FROM A-Z
Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

12 LEARN TO CONTROL YOUR VOICE
Webinar: epa.scbwi.org

13-14    YALLFEST YOUNG ADULT CONFERENCE
             Charleston, SC:  https://www.yallfest.org/

14 HEART TO HEART: FINDING THE HEART OF YOUR STORY
Webinar: sandiego.scbwi.org

18-19 SCRIBBLERS SYMPOSIUM
Online Conference: www.thescribblerssymposium.com

19 EXPLORING THE NONFICTION MARKET
Webinar: www.scbwi.org

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DECEMBER 2020

2-3,10 THE ART OF GIVING & RECEIVING CRITIQUE
3-Part Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

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

12 LESSONS LEARNED BY DEBUT AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS
Webinar: sandiego.scbwi.org

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JANUARY 2021 

1-31      STORYSTORM
https://taralazar.com/storystorm

1            REGISTRATION FOR 12X12
              Annual challenge for Picture Book Writers:  http://12x12challenge.com

9 8 REASONS WHY YOU MIGHT HAVE RECEIVED A REJECTION
Webinar: sandiego.scbwi.org

20          #IWSGPIT (INSECURE WRITERS SUPPORT GROUP)
              Twitter Pitch Party: www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com

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FEBRUARY 2021

13 WRITING WITHIN AND ACROSS IDENTITY ELEMENTS
Webinar: sandiego.scbwi.org

19 INTRO TO CHILDREN’S PUBLISHING SEMINAR
Webinar: bit.ly/scholasticintrotopub

20-21 SCBWI WINTER CONFERENCE
Online Conference: www.scbwi.org

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MARCH 2021

13 AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR STORY DEVELOPMENT & ILLUSTRATION TECHNIQUES
Webinar: sandiego.scbwi.org

19-21 BEACHSIDE NONFICTION WORKSHOP with Candace Fleming & Jennifer Swanson
Fernandina Beach, FL: editandgetit.com

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APRIL 2021

9-10 BLUE RIDGE WRITERS CONFERENCE
Blue Ridge, GA: www.blueridgewritersconference.com

10 BUILDING TENSION IN YOUR NARRATIVE
Webinar: sandiego.scbwi.org

20-25 WRITING FANTASTICAL AND OTHER-WORLDLY STORIES
Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

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MAY 2021

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JUNE 2021

23-27 WRITING FOR THE EDUCATIONAL MARKET
Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

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JULY 2021

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AUGUST 2021

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SEPTEMBER 2021

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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/

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DECEMBER 2021

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