Registration Open for October 17 Intensives, October 18 Fall Conference

Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/17/2014 - 10/18/2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location
Preservation Park
1233 Preservation Park Way - Oakland, CA 94612


 

 

 

 

 

 

From Struggle to Triumph: Master Your Craft
SCBWI North & East Bay Region
Fall Intensives & Conference October 17 & 18

Welcome to the wonderful world of children's writers and illustrators! We are a creative tribe that educates, encourages and supports each other to reach new heights of professionalism in our crafts – All to develop the highest quality literature for children.

TWO DAYS THIS YEAR – Members May Choose 1 or 2 Days. Non-Members May Choose Conference Only

Oct. 17 is a full day Intensive FOR MEMBERS ONLY: Pro Marketing Workshop Open

Oct. 18 is a full day conference. You select the breakout sessions you wish to attend. Members may register for Oct 17 only, or Oct 18 only, or both days. Non members may register for the Conference only.

Novel Intensive SOLD OUT
Natalie Lakosil, Agent, Bradbury LIterary
Eric Elfman, Author, Writing Coach

Picture Book Intensive for Author/Illustrators and Authors SOLD OUT
Lauren Rille, Art Director, Beach Lane Books (Simon & Schulster)
Gianna Marino, Picture Book Author/illustrator

Pro Marketing Intensive
Corrine Jackson, Young Adult Author and Marketing/Soclal Media Expert
Blue Slip Media, Marketing and Media Specialists for authors of children's lIterature

Click HERE to view the schedule for the INTENSIVES

Intensive Fees
       SCBWI Member: 9/1 – 10/15, $139 (if available)
       Non-Member: NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE INTENSIVES
       Bag lunch choices are available for $15 (place order at registration), or bring your own. 
       (There will be no special orders. Please bring your lunch if you have special dietary needs.)

Wait List: We will take a waitlist after the event sells out for Members only
Cancellation Policy: Cancel by 10/1 for full refund. After 10/1, you will receive a refund if we are able to sell your seat.

CONFERENCE – Sat. Oct. 18, 8:15 – 5PM, Select Your Breakout Sessions 
Our conference has a blockbuster line-up of speakers. Programs and breakout sessions are for pre-published and published writers and illustrators.

Register for the breakout sessions that best fit your needs. Please choose your sessions carefully. We are unable to make changes for you. All breakout sessions require a ticket for entry. You may only attend the session that you are ticketed for.

FACULTY
Karen Grencik, 
Co-founder, Agent, Red Fox Literary
Nicole Geiger, Editor, Beyond Words Publishing
Lauren Rille, Art Director, Beach Lane Books (Simon & Schulster)
Natalie Lakosil, Agent, Bradbury LIterary
Leila Sales, Associate Editor, Viking Children's Books, Young Adult Author
Gianna Marino, Picture Book Author/illustrator 
Eric Elfman, Middle Grade 
Author, Writing Coach
Dana Reinhardt, Middle Grade/Young Adult Author
New Markets/New Readers Author Panel
  Marissa Moss, 
Award-winning Author/illustrator/niche publisher 
  Malinda Lo, 
Award-winning Young Adult Author
  Mitali Perkins, Award-winning Middle Grade Author

Click HERE to view the CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Conference Fees
Early discount online registration discount deadline: August 31st
       SCBWI Member: 9/1 – 10/15, $169 (if available)
       Bag lunch choices are available for $15 (Place order at registration), or bring your own 
       (There will be no special orders. Please bring your lunch if you have special dietary needs.)
Wait List: We will take a waitlist after the conference sells out for Members only
Cancellation Policy: Cancel by 10/1 for full refund. After 10/1, you will receive a refund if we are able to sell your seat.

EVEN MORE OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CONFERENCE

Best Portfolio in Conference Award: We invite you to display your portfolio at the lunch break. We will be awarding a Best In Conference. You must be registered to display. Get more info here.

PAL Booksigning – If you are a PAL member and are attending the conference, we invite you to participate in our booksigning event during lunch. Sign up when you register. Get more info here.

PAL Bookstore – You can get all our speakers publications right at the conference plus check out the excellent selection of writing and illustration craft books, courtesy of our generous bookseller and friend, Luan Stauss, of Laurel Bookstore in Oakland.

Got Questions?
Visit our
FAQS or email norcaconference@yahoo.com and our volunteer will get back to you

Program Subject to Change Without Notice

Register Now!