Events for KidLit Writers

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With the outbreak of the CoronaVirus, many KidLit events are being postponed, canceled, or moved to online. Please check with the event host to double check if these events are still on the schedule.
Let me know of any postponements or cancelations.

JUNE 2020

9           REVISION RETREAT
             Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

11 QUERY GODMOTHER
Webinar: https://carolinas.scbwi.org/

11 CHARACTER BUILDING FOR WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS
Webinar: www.scbwi.org

11. CHARLESBRIDGE: PORTFOLIO REVIEWS
For Illustrators: https://nebraska.scbwi.org/

11-14    NOVELS IN VERSE: ANALYZE AND GENERATE
             Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

14. SURVIVING SELF-DOUBT
Webinar: https://westcentny.scbwi.org/

14-17    WRITING FIRST CHAPTER BOOKS AND EARLY READERS
             Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

17-20    DEVELOPING A SERIES IN CHAPTER BOOKS
             Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

18 #PBPITCH TWITTER PITCH PARTY
http://www.pbpitch.com/

18 WRITING OUR LIVES: FROM DETAIL TO THE EVOCATIVE SCENE
Webinar: www.scbwi.org

20-23    PB&J: PICTURE BOOKS AND ALL THAT JAZZ
             Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

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

25 TELLING THEIR STORIES: WRITING NF PB BIOGRAPHIES
Webinar: www.scbwi.org

26-28   WHITE MOUNTAINS RETREAT with Agent Rebecca Podos and Editor Ashley Hearn
            Squam Lake, NH: https://jgagnon90.wixsite.com/squamwrites

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JULY 2020

2 SUBMISSIONS STUDIO: WRITING QUERIES, STRATEGIZING SUBMISSIONS…
Webinar: http://www.scbwi.orghttp://www.scbwi.org

6-9        DISRUPTING YOUTH LITERATURE SYMPOSIUM
             Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

9 STRAIGHT THROUGH THE HEART: HOW TO MAKE READERS FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR CHARACTERS
Webinar: www.scbwi.org

10-15    SUMMER CAMP IN WRITING FICTION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS
             Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

11. WRITING STEM PICTURE BOOKS WITH MELISSA STEWARD
Webinar: www.thewritingbarn.com

15-19    SUMMER CAMP IN WRITING NONFICTION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS
             Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

16-20. SUMMER CAMP INTENSIVE IN ILLUSTRATION
             Online Workshop:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

19-22    SUMMER CAMP INTENSIVE IN ILLUSTRATION
             Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

24-27    ANNUAL SCBWI SUMMER CONFERENCE
             Los Angeles, CA: www.scbwi.org

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AUGUST 2020

1-4 SCBWI SUMMER SPECTACULAR
Online Conference: www.scbwi.org

5-9        SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING FOR KIDS AND TEENS
             Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

9-12      POWER UP POETRY: MAKING CONNECTIONS WITH POETRY COLLECTIONS
             Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

9-14 THE ART OF PICTURE BOOKS Residency
Williamstown, MA: https://buxtonschool.org/

13-16    THE INS AND OUTS OF A PICTURE BOOK AND ITS MANY FORMS
             Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

14-16. WOW: WORDS ON THE WEB WIRED WEEKEND
Online Conference: https://illinois.scbwi.org/

16-22    THE WHOLE NOVEL WORKSHOP
             Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

27-30    MASTER CLASS IN ILLUSTRATION
             Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

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SEPTEMBER 2020

10-13    PICTURE BOOKS: INSPIRATION AND PERSPIRATION
             Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

11-13 BIG SUR CHILDREN’S WRITERS WORKSHOP
Big Sur, CA: www.bigsurchildrenswriters.com

13-16    WRITING THE RAINBOW: MG AND YA SYMPOSIUM
             Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

19 WRITING FICTION MASTER CLASS with Joyce Moyer Hostetter
Greenville, SC: www.write2ignite.com

29-O2   LATINXWRITERS SYMPOSIUM
             Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

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OCTOBER 2020

4-11      WRITING THE UNREAL IN FANTASY AND SPECULATIVE FICTION
             Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

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

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

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

22-25    CRAFTING A SUCCESSFUL BEGINNING FOR YOUR NOVEL
             Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

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

25-28    HOW TO CREATE CONCEPT BOOKS FOR CHILDREN
             Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

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

6-8        CAROLINAS SCBWI FALL CONFERENCE
             Online:  https://carolinas.scbwi.org/

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

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

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DECEMBER 2020

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

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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

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

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