Events for KidLit Writers

This KidLit Events listing focuses on webinars, courses, and conferences that are accessible for a majority of people. Most are online, but I have included larger in-person events. I update this list continually, so please let me know if I am missing anything or if you find any incorrect information.

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DECEMBER 2022

(2-4) MAKING WAVES
Online Illustrator Event: https://mddewv.scbwi.org/

(4) FOUR ON 400 FOR MG & YA WRITERS
Contest: https://thewingedpen.com

(4) EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN GETTING STARTED
Webinar: https://longislandny.scbwi.org/

(4) WRITING HISTORICAL FICTION
Webinar: https://thewritingbarn.com/

(6) DRAWING DIVERSITY
Webinar: https://midatlantic.scbwi.org

(6) CHILDREN’S BOOK WRITING
Online Course: www.writingclasses.com

(6-8) PICTURE BOOK REVISION
Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

(7) GREAT BEGINNINGS: HOW TO HOOK YOUR READER
Webinar: https://newengland.scbwi.org/

(9-11) PLOTTING YOUR MG OR YA NOVEL
Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

(10) WRITING THE PICTURE BOOK SERIES
Webinar: https://thewritingbarn.com/

(10) LESSONS LEARNED
Webinar: https://sandiego.scbwi.org/

(10) WRITE FOR HIRE BIZ
Webinar: https://wwa.scbwi.org

(10) CRAFTING COMPELLING CHARACTERS
Webinar: https://rmc.scbwi.org

(11) PRACTICAL TOOLS FOR WRITING DIALOGUE
Webinar: https://thewritingbarn.com/

(11) AGENT CRITIQUE ROUND TABLE
Webinar: https://nevada.scbwi.org/

(12) PRACTICE MAKES PITCH PERFECT with Jocelyn Rish
Webinar: https://thewritingbarn.com/

(12-14) ADVANCED PICTURE BOOK REVISION
Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

(13) LEVERAGING CONSTRAINTS
Webinar: https://nymetro.scbwi.org/

(14) WRITING DIALOGUE IN YA ROMANCE
Webinar: https://wwa.scbwi.org/

(14) PICTURE BOOK BREAKDOWN
Webinar: https://southern-breeze.scbwi.org/

(15) DEADLINE FOR GOLDEN KITE AWARD
Contest: https://www.scbwi.org/

(15) DEADLINE FOR GOLDEN SPARK AWARD
Contest: https://www.scbwi.org/

(15) DEADLINE FOR BOOK LAUNCH AWARD
Contest: https://www.scbwi.org/

(16) TURNING REAL LIFE INTO FANTASTIC FICTION
Webinar: https://thewritingbarn.com/

(17) INTERMEDIATE SEO FOR YOUR AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR WEBSITE
Webinar: https://oklahoma.scbwi.org/

(18) WRITING THE COLLECTIVE BIOGRAPHY (PB & MG)
Webinar: https://thewritingbarn.com/

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JANUARY 2023

(3) MYSTERY WRITING
Online Course: www.writingclasses.com

(3) SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY WRITING
Online Course: www.writingclasses.com

(8) READ LIKE AN EDITOR: UNDERSTANDING YOUR READER
Webinar: https://longislandny.scbwi.org

(9) WRITING STORIES FOR KIDS
Online Course: https://thewritingbarn.com/

(10) CHAPTER BOOKS
Webinar: https://nymetro.scbwi.org/

(10) CHILDREN’S BOOK WRITING
Online Course: www.writingclasses.com

(10) WRITING DIALOGUE
Online Course: www.writingclasses.com

(10) CHARACTER
Online Course: www.writingclasses.com

(10) WRITING FUN AND FEELINGS IN CHAPTER BOOKS
Webinar: https://nymetro.scbwi.org

(11) CHILDREN’S BOOK WRITING LEVEL 2
Online Course: www.writingclasses.com

(11) NOVEL FIRST DRAFT
Online Course: www.writingclasses.com

(12-14) BLACK INK FESTIVAL
Charleston, SC: www.blackinkcharleston.org

(13) Q&A PANEL: MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION
Webinar: https://mddewv.scbwi.org

(14) CO-AUTHORING KIDLIT with Nancy Churnin
Webinar: https://thewritingbarn.com/

(14) COMIC BOOK WORKSHOP
Webinar: https://sfnortheastbay.scbwi.org

(14) ADVANCED SEO FOR YOUR AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR WEBSITE
Webinar: https://oklahoma.scbwi.org/

(14) DEVELOPING LIKEABLE AND UNLIKEABLE CHARACTERS
Webinar: https://canadaeast.scbwi.org

(14-21) DIVING INTO PICTURE BOOKS: FORMAT, STRUCTURE AND PRACTICE
Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

(17) TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR CREATIVE ADVENTURE
Webinar: https://epa.scbwi.org/

(17) WHAT LIBRARIANS LOOK FOR IN THEIR COLLECTIONS
Webinar: https://midatlantic.scbwi.org

(18) BLOG BASICS
Online Course: www.writingclasses.com

(18) PERFECTING THE PICTURE BOOK
Online Course: https://thewritingbarn.com/

(19) SUBMISSION SHINE
Webinar: https://epa.scbwi.org/

(19) THESE RULES AREN’T RULES
Webinar: https://dakotas.scbwi.org

(19) THE PUBLISHING PATH
Webinar: https://rmc.scbwi.org

(19) PORTFOLIO POLISHING WORKSHOP
Webinar: https://nevada.scbwi.org

(21) MIDDLE-GRADE MINDED
Webinar: https://sandiego.scbwi.org/

(21) DRAFTING YOUR FIRST MIDDLE GRADE
Webinar: https://thewritingbarn.com/

(22) WHAT YOU NEED IN YOUR REVISION TOOLKIT
Webinar: https://longislandny.scbwi.org

(23-25) NONTRADITIONAL PICTURE BOOK STRUCTURE
Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

(26) READ LIKE A WRITER
Webinar: www.highlightsfoundation.org

(26) WRITING FOR MAGAZINES
Webinar: https://rmc.scbwi.org

(28) WRITING PICTURE BOOKS LIKE A PLAYWRIGHT
Webinar: https://thewritingbarn.com/

(31-F2) GIVING AND RECEIVING FEEDBACK ON NOVELS
Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

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FEBRUARY 2023

(1) TASTY COLORS with Graphic Novelist Robin Ha
Webinar: https://wwa.scbwi.org

(4) DIVERSITY PANEL
Webinar: https://sandiego.scbwi.org/

(6) TIPS, TROPES, AND TRENDS: ROMANCE
Webinar: https://epa.scbwi.org

(7) BLOG WRITING
Online Course: www.writingclasses.com

(7) YAKKETY YAK: ANIMAL PROTAGONISTS IN PB with Rachel Orr
Webinar: https://epa.scbwi.org

(7) WRITING SEL PICTURE BOOKS
Webinar: https://thewritingbarn.com/

(9-23) BEGINNING YOUR CHAPTER BOOK, MG, OR YA NOVEL
Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

(11-12) SCBWI WINTER CONFERENCE
New York City, NY: https://www.scbwi.org/

(14) CHILDREN’S BOOK WRITING
Online Course: www.writingclasses.com

(15) NONFICTION BOOK PROPOSAL
Online Course: www.writingclasses.com

(25) SEEING CHARACTERS AND THEIR WORLD
Webinar: https://thewritingbarn.com/

(25) VIRTUAL WINTER CONFERENCE
Online Conference: www.scbwi.org

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MARCH 2023

(4) THE ART OF NONFICTION: WRITING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX
Webinar: https://thewritingbarn.com/

(6) VISUAL THINKING FOR PB WRITERS
Webinar: https://epa.scbwi.org

(6) PICTURE BOOK BIOGRAPHIES with Rob Sanders
Online Course: https://thewritingbarn.com/

(11) INTENSIVE ON GRAPHIC NOVELS
Webinar: https://sandiego.scbwi.org/

(16) REVISE & RESUB
Submissions: https://www.reviseresub.com/

(16) FINDING YOUR STORY AS AN ILLUSTRATOR
Webinar: https://epa.scbwi.org

(16) PERFECTING THE PICTURE BOOK
Online Course: https://thewritingbarn.com/

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APRIL 2023

(1) SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS FOR KIDLIT CREATORS
Webinar: https://indiana.scbwi.org

(15) THINK LIKE AN AGENT with Kaitlyn Sanchez
Webinar: https://sandiego.scbwi.org/

(26) PICTURE BOOK BIOGRAPHIES II with Rob Sanders
Online Course: https://thewritingbarn.com/

(29) SCBWI CAROLINAS PAL BOOKFAIR
Davidson, NC: https://carolinas.scbwi.org

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MAY 2023

(18-21) GREENSBORO BOUND LITERARY FESTIVAL
Greensboro, NC: https://greensborobound.com

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JUNE 2023

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