Register now for the 2018 SCBWI MD/DE/WV Annual Conference!

2018 SCBWI MD/DE/WV Region Annual Conference:  25 and Still We R(ev)ise

May 17-18, 2018 at the Maritime Conference Center  (Linthicum Heights, Maryland)

Logo design by Mary Barrows

OK, so I might be a little biased about how awesome this conference is, as I am one of the organizers!

But, seriously, look at this faculty! (Full bios)

  • Opening Keynote: James Ransome
  • Closing Keynote: Hena Khan
  • Editors: Stacey Friedberg (Dial), Celia Lee (Scholastic/Cartwheel)
  • Agents: Quressa Robinson (Nelson Literary Agency), Penny Moore (Empire Literary)
  • Art Director: Laurent Linn
  • Authors and Illustrators: Raúl Colón, Pintip Dunn, Meg Eden, Laura Gehl, Maria Gianferrari, Tamara Girardi, Leah Henderson, Carollyne Hutter, Megan Wagner Lloyd, Sue Macy, John Micklos, Jr., Courtney Pippin-Mathur, Laura Shovan, Meera Trehan, Lakita Wilson

And look at all the cool stuff that is available to conference registrants!

  • Schedule a session with a headshot photographer during the conference and get a professional author photo for only $40!
  • Have your book stocked in the conference bookstore and participate in our Saturday signing!
  • Promote your 2017 or 2018 release through our conference slideshow!
  • Sign up for a manuscript critique, portfolio review, or social media consultation!
  • Drop-in Query or First Page Critique Booth for only $10!

And look at these amazing breakout and workshop topics!

Full schedule with session descriptions ~ Suggested Programming Tracks

  • Writing Like an Illustrator & Illustrating Like a Writer (Laurent Linn)
  • Query Letters (Penny Moore)
  • Marketing and Promotion Forum (moderated by Kathy MacMillan)
  • In the Trenches: From the Query to the Call (Leah Henderson, Courtney Pippin-Mathur, Maria Gianferrari, John Micklos, Jr., moderated by Meera Trehan)
  • Social Media’s Role in Your Book Journey (Lakita Wilson)
  • The Art of Daydreaming (Raúl Colón)
  • First Looks Panel (Raúl Colón, Laurent Linn, James Ransome, moderated by Rebecca Evans)
  • Their Voice, Their Perspective: Writing Cross-Cultural Stories We All Deserve (Leah Henderson)
  • Facts Can Be Fun: Writing and Selling Nonfiction (John Micklos, Jr.)
  • The Online Pitch Contest Phenomenon (Tamara Girardi, Laura Shovan, Meg Eden, Pintip Dunn)
  • Getting Gritty: Dealing with Dark Subject Matter in YA, MG, and Picture Books (Stacey Friedberg)
  • Research Tips Every Nonfiction Writer Needs To Know (Sue Macy)
  • And Still We R(ev)ise (Laura Gehl, Carollyne Hutter, Megan Wagner Lloyd, Sue Macy, Lakita Wilson, Moderator: Suzanna Banwell)
  • The Market of Picture Books (Celia Lee)
  • Agents and Editors Panel with Stacey Friedberg, Celia Lee, Penny Moore, and Quressa Robinson
  • Developmental Editing: Being Your Own Editor (Quressa Robinson)
  • A Rhapsody of Color (Raúl Colón)
  • Exploring Your Illustration Style (Laurent Linn)
  • First Pages Plus (Stacey Friedberg and Penny Moore)
  • Picture (Book) Perfect

You’re convinced, right? Well, don’t delay!  Register here today!


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