Upcoming Events

We hope you can join us for these upcoming events!

 

WEBINAR: Let’s Be Honest – 33 Truths about the Publishing Industry

When: October 18, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. EST

Where: Online

What: In this session, Stephen Fraser, senior agent for The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency and a 40-year veteran of publishing, will share some truths about the publishing world that will startle, surprise, fascinate, and entertain audience members who are hoping to embark on literary careers. He will take you inside an editor’s office and share some secrets that only agents know.

This webinar will include an assortment of facts about how publishing actually operates for those who want to know the raw truth. It’s not all glitz and glitter. Touching on topics from awards to big advances to the treacherous waters of  social media and more, and speaking from more than 40 years in the business, veteran agent and former editor Stephen Fraser will share some startling and fascinating insights.

A limited number of written critiques are available at additional cost.

For more information and to register, go to https://epa.scbwi.org/events/webinar-lets-be-honest-33-truths-about-publishing/


FREE VIRTUAL PEER CRITIQUE: “Open Mic” Night

When: Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Where: Zoom (link will be provided when you RSVP)

What: Join Critique Group Coordinator Heather Stigall and other EPA members to give/receive LIVE critiques on your manuscript.

For more information, go to https://epa.scbwi.org/events/eastern-pa-scbwi-peer-critique-open-mic-night/


VIRTUAL WRITE-IN: Butt-in-Chair-a-Thon

When: October 21, 2021 from 8:00 p.m. to about 10:30 p.m. EST

Where: Online

What: A free monthly virtual write-in session for inspiration, motivation, or just plain old dedicated writing time.

See our Events Page for details: https://epa.scbwi.org/events/butt-in-chair-a-thon-october/


PANEL DISCUSSION WEBINAR: An Agent and Author’s Perspective on Writing for Very Young Children

When: October 25, 2021 at 7:00pm EST

Where: Online

What: During this webinar, senior literary agent Tricia Lawrence and author Annie Bailey will share their experiences and things to consider when writing and selling books for very young children. This moderated discussion will include information about both board books and picture books.

A limited number of written critiques will be available at additional cost.

For more information and to register, go to https://epa.scbwi.org/events/webinar-an-agent…y-young-children/


WEBINAR: Gathering Native Voices: Wow Readers with Meaningful Sentences

When: November 15, 2021 at 7:00pm EST

Where: Online

What: You’ve heard it before—read, read, and read more . . . to become a better writer. And when you practice, you become a reader with a writer’s eye. You pause at lines that are written so perfectly, recognizing them as voice. You savor those words, those sentences, and wish you could write that way too.

For this virtual presentation, Andrea Page gathered “golden lines” in contemporary children’s books where Native American authors embedded cultural values into the story. (Values include reciprocity, respect for the Earth, elders, and the 7th Generation, family connections, generosity, and more). We’ll study the art and style of those “golden lines” in picture books through YA stories. Then, we’ll use the sentence structure to practice writing in our own voice. Please have a scene or a section from your work-in-progress ready to revise. Handouts will be provided.

A limited number of written critiques are available at additional cost.

For more information and to register, go to https://epa.scbwi.org/events/webinar-gatherin…ingful-sentences/


VIRTUAL WRITE-IN: Butt-in-Chair-a-Thon

When: November 18, 2021 from 8:00 p.m. to about 10:30 p.m. EST

Where: Online

What: A free monthly virtual write-in session for inspiration, motivation, or just plain old dedicated writing time.

See our Events Page for details: https://epa.scbwi.org/events/butt-in-chair-a-thon-november/


And check out SCBWI Webinars hosted by other regions here.


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1 Response to Upcoming Events

  1. Kim Briggs says:

    Adam Lehrhaupt made us laugh with his entertaining monkey book, Do Not Open This Book.

    Bryan Collier demonstrated that hard work and determination pays off and his artwork was nothing short of inspiring. For 7 years, he hit the pavement until one day, someone said YES.

    Debbie Dadey taught us that a ‘no’ means you get back to the keyboard or the canvas and KEEP going.

    Linda Oatman High made us excited to be a writer and/or illustrator. Stories exist in even the smallest picture.

    And that was just Saturday morning!

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