Tag Archives: Pocono Retreat

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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Voice in Nonfiction – Part 2, by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating     Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks Last month we talked about creating your voice in nonfiction. I shared with you some powerful ways to build communication bridges with your readers—principally by reading your writing aloud. This month … Continue reading

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A Café Chat with Literary Agent Marie Lamba, by Laura Parnum

I recently had the very lovely pleasure of chatting with Marie Lamba at the Eastern Penn Points Café. Marie is an author as well as a literary agent at the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency and will be joining our faculty … Continue reading

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A Café Chat with Editor Eileen Robinson, by Heather Pierce Stigall

Eastern PA SCBWI’s very own critique group coordinator and meet & greet coordinator, Heather Pierce Stigall, recently caught up with editor and publisher Eileen Robinson here at the café. We are so excited to have Eileen on our faculty for … Continue reading

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An Interview with Art Director Jess Tice-Gilbert, by Virginia Law Manning

Each year I kick off the first day of my summer camp letting the children explore different picture book formats—the traditional hardcover, the less expensive paperback, sturdy board books, and a wide variety of novelty books. Books with flaps, tabs, … Continue reading

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A Café Chat with Assistant Editor Amanda Ramirez, by Laura Parnum

I recently had the opportunity to invite Amanda Ramirez to chat with me at the café. Amanda is an assistant editor at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers and will be on our faculty at the 2019 Pocono Retreat … 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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