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Donations Needed for our Annual Pocono Retreat Silent Auction, by Erik Ammon

Last year, together, our silent auction raised enough money for two full scholarships for people to come to the Eastern PA SCBWI Annual Pocono Retreat. Thank you so much to everyone who donated and to everyone who bid! Your generosity … Continue reading

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Resolution, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Resolution Like millions of other folks, you most likely committed yourself to some New Year’s resolutions—lose some weight, call your relatives more often, read more books, clean out the garage, or save money … Continue reading

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The End, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks The End Recently, I met with a former student. Over tall cups of coffee, she told me about the challenges and difficulties she experiences every day as an inner city teacher. She regaled … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Award-Winning Author Donna Gephart, by Susan North

Eastern PA SCBWI is gearing up for this year’s Fall Philly event on November 2. We are planning a packed day, including keynotes, breakout sessions, lunch, and optional critique add-ons with our phenomenal faculty members. In preparation for the event, … Continue reading

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How Can SCBWI Help You?, by Laura Parnum

Many times, when members of the kid lit community are asked to give advice to aspiring children’s book authors and illustrators, one of the top recommendations is to join SCBWI. If you’re following this blog, you’ve probably already done that. … Continue reading

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The Storyboard Renaissance: Whole Manuscript Showcase, by Kristen C. Strocchia

We’ve probably all walked away from a critique thinking, “If (agent/editor) could just see the whole story, then . . .” maybe they would fall in love or, at least, maybe they could better advise the opening or diagnose why … Continue reading

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Hello, Goodbye – Changes in Your EPA Regional Team! by Lindsay Bandy

Hello School, Goodbye Summer! This time of year is all about beginnings and endings. The same is true here in Eastern PA, as we are shifting responsibilities a bit, welcoming new team members, and saying goodbye to others (though there are … Continue reading

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The WHATs of Critique Groups, by Heather Pierce Stigall

I started with the WHYs, then the HOWs, followed by the WHO/WHERE/WHENs of Critique Groups. If you’re wondering WHAT things to consider when leading your own or attending a critique group, then this post is for you: What Rules You … Continue reading

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Navigating Nonfiction: A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks Dear Colleagues: Welcome to “Navigating Nonfiction!” In this new monthly column we’ll explore the strategies and techniques that can have a positive influence on your writing career. We’ll look at the … Continue reading

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The WHYs of Critique Groups, by Heather Pierce Stigall

When I decided to take children’s writing seriously, I heard two pieces of advice: (1) Join SCBWI and (2) Join a critique group. I put both off for a while, but I figured there had to be a reason I … Continue reading

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