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A Recap of the 27th Annual SCBWI Pocono Retreat, by Laura Parnum

The Annual SCBWI Pocono Retreat at the Highlights Foundation has easily become one of my favorite SCBWI events. It has the relaxed and intimate atmosphere of a writing retreat but with the faculty, facilities, and programming of a top-rate conference. … Continue reading

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An Interview with Author-Illustrator Melissa Iwai, by Virginia Law Manning

It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Brooklyn-based author-illustrator Melissa Iwai. I first met Melissa in 2015 and have been following her career and getting to know her ever since. Melissa is talented, humble, genuine, and supportive, so I knew … Continue reading

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A Special Thank You to the Highlights Foundation, by Kim Briggs

In 2014, I received a scholarship to attend the Eastern PA SCBWI Pocono Retreat. I’d been a member of SCBWI for two years, but I’d never attended a chapter event. At the time, the chapter ran two writer focused events … Continue reading

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What’s the FORCE Behind Your Work? Part 1, by Team EPA SCBWI

As we started planning this year’s Pocono Mountain Retreat, the opening date– May 4th resonated with us. For those who don’t know Yoda or Luke or Leia or Obi-Wan, the date may not appear as serendipitous. For those who do know STAR WARS, you know May 4th … Continue reading

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An Interview With Author/Illustrator Angela Dominguez, by Virginia Law Manning

Welcome, Angela! I’m so excited for our members to meet you at the Pocono Retreat. I can’t believe it’s less than a month away. I thought it would be fun to introduce you to our members on EasternPennPoints first. Tell … Continue reading

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An Interview with Art Director Ellice Lee, by Virginia Law Manning

Welcome, Ellice! Thank you for agreeing to be our faculty art director at the Pocono Retreat! I can hardly believe the conference is less than a month away. Wahoo!!! I’m super excited for your workshops and my portfolio critique with … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with K.M. Walton, by Lindsay Bandy

Hello, Eastern PA! I’m here at the Cafe with our good friend, K.M. Walton. If you attended Fall Philly in 2017, you probably heard Kate’s amazing keynote. Because we all wanted to hear more, we invited her back for the … Continue reading

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