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The Kate Dopirak Craft & Community Award

Announcing: A Scholarship Award for Writers! What is it? The Kate Dopirak Craft & Community Award will provide full tuition to the Annual SCBWI Summer Conference in Los Angeles, CA, to the author of a promising children’s book manuscript. Every … 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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Five Lessons I Learned at the 2016 Pocono Retreat, by Lori Ann Palma

Going to a conference, especially when it’s your first one, is always scary. Though I’ve been writing for years and heard about countless opportunities in my local area, I never made the leap to attend. My writer self wanted to … Continue reading

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In May, our SCBWI Eastern PA Chapter held our annual Pocono Retreat at the Highlights Foundation in Boyds Mill, PA. We started out as strangers but became FAST FRIENDS–the beauty of a writer’s workshop or conference. Friday started out quiet … Continue reading

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