Events for KidLit Writers

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AUGUST 2022

(10-11) CREATE YOUR NOVEL’S STYLE GUIDE
Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

(10-11) CREATE YOUR NOVEL’S STYLE GUIDE
Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

(11) SO YOU WANT TO BE AN AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR?
Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

(12-14) RIVERSIDE WRITING RETREAT
Elsah, IL: https://illinois.scbwi.org/

(12-16) WHOLE NOVEL WORKSHOP
Milanville, PA: www.highlightsfoundation.org

(13) GETTING INTO GRAPHIC NONFICTION
Webinar: https://thewritingbarn.com/

(13) THE WORKING ILLUSTRATOR
Online Workshop: https://ksmo.scbwi.org/

(14) COMMUNITY IS KEY
Sewickley, PA: https://wpa.scbwi.org/

(14) HOW TO MAKE SCHOOL VISITS MORE MULTI-CULTURAL
Webinar: https://michigan.scbwi.org/

(15) ADVANCED PICTURE BOOK WRITING with Sean McCarthy
Online Course: www.inkedvoices.com

(15) BEYOND FACT-FLINGING: ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS TO ELEVATE INFO BOOKS
Online Course: https://thewritingbarn.com/

(15-17) CO-AUTHORING A NOVEL
Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

(16) CHARACTER INTENSIVE
Online Course: www.writingclasses.com

(16) PLOT INTENSIVE
Online Course: www.writingclasses.com

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

(19-23) WHOLE NOVEL WORKSHOP
Milanville, PA: www.highlightsfoundation.org

(20) GET YOUR PORTFOLIO CONFERENCE READY – For Illustrators
Webinar: https://rmc.scbwi.org/

(23-25) AMPLIFY YOUR VOICE
Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

(25-28) PICTURE BOOK WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS WORKING RETREAT
Milanville, PA: www.highlightsfoundation.org

(26-28) GETTING AN EDITOR, ART DIRECTOR OR AGENT TO SAY I DO
Hiawatha, IA: https://iowa.scbwi.org/

(27) MAKING EVERY WORD COUNT IN PICTURE BOOKS
Webinar: https://indiana.scbwi.org/

(27) MIDDLE GRADE MINDED with Author Jessica Kim
Webinar: https://thewritingbarn.com/

(28) WRITING TWISTED TALES: HOW TO FRACTURE SONGS, NURSERY RHYMES, & FAIRYTALES
Webinar: https://thewritingbarn.com/

(29) FAMILY PICTURE BOOK BIOS
Webinar: https://easternny.scbwi.org/

(29-2) TABLE ROCK WRITERS WORKSHOP with Creating Stories for Young Readers Track
Little Switzerland, NC: https://tablerockwriters.com/

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SEPTEMBER 2022

(2) PICTURE BOOKS with Bibi Lewis
Online Course: www.inkedvoices.com

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

(6) PLOT AND PLAN LIKE A BOSS
Online Class: https://thewritingbarn.com/

(6) MIDDLE-GRADE BOOK CLUB
Virtual Book Club: https://sfsouth.scbwi.org/

(6) CHILDREN’S BOOK WRITING LEVEL 1
Online Course: www.writingclasses.com

(7) GRAPHIC NOVEL DISCUSSION GROUP
Virtual Group: https://arizona.scbwi.org/

(8) WRITING BARN YOUTH VIRTUAL PROGRAM
Online Course: https://thewritingbarn.com/

(8) PIECING TOGETHER NARRATIVE NONFICTION
Webinar: https://mddewv.scbwi.org/

(9) ADVANCED PICTURE BOOKS with Karen Boss
Online Course: www.inkedvoices.com

(9-11) GREEN GULCH CREATIVE WRITING RETREAT
Muir Beach, CA: https://sfnortheastbay.scbwi.org/

(10) SOMETHING BORROWED NONFICTION CONFERENCE
Online Conference: https://iowa.scbwi.org

(10) WRITING NONFICTION FOR KIDS & TEENS MASTERCLASS
Online Class: https://write2ignite.com/

(10-11) LETTERS & LINES FALL CONFERENCE
Golden, CO: https://rmc.scbwi.org/

(12) MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION FIRST PAGES with Leslie Zampetti
Online Course: www.inkedvoices.com

(12) MINDFUL WRITING IN MIDDLE SCHOOL THROUGH COLLEGE
Online Course: https://ncte.org/

(13) MY PROCESS TALK SERIES with Jody Feldman
Webinar: https://ksmo.scbwi.org/

(13) WRITING THE NATURAL WORLD IN FICTION AND NONFICTION
Webinar: https://thewritingbarn.com/

(13) CHARACTER INTENSIVE
Online Course: www.writingclasses.com

(13) PLOT INTENSIVE
Online Course: www.writingclasses.com

(14) LINE EDITING YOUR YA OR MG NOVEL
Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

(16-17) OHIO NORTH CONFERENCE
Warrensville Heights, OH: https://ohionorth.scbwi.org/

(16-18) MIDSOUTH FALL INTENSIVE RETREAT
Franklin, TN: https://midsouth.scbwi.org/

(16-24) BECOMING A NONFICTION WRITER
Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

(17) REAL TALK ON YOUR WRITING CAREER
Webinar: https://arizona.scbwi.org/

(17-18) DAKOTAS PICTURE PERFECT WRITING RETREAT with Frances Gilbert
Fargo, ND: https://dakotas.scbwi.org

(17-19) KIDLIT PALOOZA
Online Conference: https://www.childrensbookacademy.com/

(18) WRITE. SUBMIT. SUPPORT. FOR PICTURE BOOK/CHAPTER BOOK WRITERS
Online Course: https://thewritingbarn.com/

(18) WRITE. SUBMIT. SUPPORT. FOR NONFICTION WRITERS
Online Course: https://thewritingbarn.com/

(18) WRITE. SUBMIT. SUPPORT. FOR NOVELISTS
Online Course: https://thewritingbarn.com/

(18-21) BEGIN YOUR CHAPTER BOOK SERIES
Milanville, PA: www.highlightsfoundation.org

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

(20) PICTURE BOOKS with Alyssa Henkin
Online Course: www.inkedvoices.com

(20) ADVANCED PICTURE BOOK WRITING with Eve Adler
Online Course: www.inkedvoices.com

(21) POETRY INTENSIVE: Turns and Ends
Online Course: www.inkedvoices.com

(22) RELATIONSHIPS IN MG & YA NOVELS
Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

(22-24) WHISPERING PINES WRITERS RETREAT
Dedham, MA: https://newengland.scbwi.org/

(24) EMOTIONAL IMPACT & YOUR PICTURE BOOK
Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

(24) FICTION, NONFICTION & THE SPACES IN BETWEEN
Webinar: https://wwa.scbwi.org/

(24) ILLUSTRATORS’ PANEL with Sarah Perkins
Webinar: https://easternny.scbwi.org/

(27) STRATEGIES FOR SELLING YOUR WORK TO AN AGENT
Webinar: http://inlandnw.scbwi.org/

(29) PICTURE BOOKS with Kayla Cichello
Online Course: www.inkedvoices.com

(29) SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL) IN NONFICTION
Webinar: https://rmc.scbwi.org/

(30-O1) OKLAHOMA/ARKANSAS FALL RETREAT
Eureka Springs, AR: https://oklahoma.scbwi.org/

(30-O2) SCBWI CAROLINAS FALL CONFERENCE
Charlotte, NC: https://carolinas.scbwi.org/

(30-O2) SCHOOL VISITS: SPOTLIGHT ON STUDENTS & STORYTELLERS
Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

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OCTOBER 2022

(1) ILLUSTRATION MASTERCLASS: BURSTING THROUGH CREATIVE BLOCK
Webinar: https://britishisles.scbwi.org/

(2-4) GRAPHIC NOVELISTS & ILLUSTRATORS RETREAT
Milanville, PA: www.highlightsfoundation.org

(3) HOW TO DIY YOUR WEBSITE
Webinar: https://epa.scbwi.org/

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

(4) ADVANCED PICTURE BOOKS with Lisa Rosinsky
Online Course: www.inkedvoices.com

(4) CHILDREN’S BOOK WRITING LEVEL 1
Online Course: www.writingclasses.com

(4) TEEN CREATIVE WRITING LEVEL 1
Online Course: www.writingclasses.com

(4-29) ADULT AND YA FIRST PAGES with Kat Kerr
Online Course: www.inkedvoices.com

(5) #KIDLITGN FOR GRAPHIC NOVELS
Twitter Pitch Party: https://kidlitgn.com/

(5) REVISING YOUR VERSE NOVEL
Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

(6) CRAFTING COMPELLING CHAPTER BOOKS
Webinar: https://thewritingbarn.com/

(6-9) FALL WRITING RETREAT IN EASTERN IDAHO
Ashton, ID: https://utahsouthidaho.scbwi.org/

(7-9) FALLING LEAVES MASTERCLASS RETREAT
Silver Bay, NY: https://easternny.scbwi.org/

(8) PICTURE BOOK SUMMIT
Online Conference: https://picturebooksummit.com/

(8) POETRY FOR KIDS: A WORLD OF PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITIES
MILANVILLE, PA: www.highlightsfoundation.org

(8) ILLUSTRATOR DAY
Philadelphia, PA: https://epa.scbwi.org/

(8) ILLUSTRATION MASTER CLASS: ART DIRECTORS BRIEF
Webinar: https://britishisles.scbwi.org/

(9-15) NOVEL WRITING with Patricia Lee Gauch
Milanville, PA: www.highlightsfoundation.org

(11) CHARACTER INTENSIVE
Online Course: www.writingclasses.com

(11) PLOT INTENSIVE
Online Course: www.writingclasses.com

(12) A CRASH COURSE IN CHILDREN’S PUBLISHING
Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

(12) STORY & VOICE NARRATION SKILLS with Giles Abbott
Webinar: https://britishisles.scbwi.org/

(15) NORTH TEXAS FALL CONFERENCE
Hurst, TX: https://northtexas.scbwi.org/

(17) WRITING NONFICTION FOR THE EDUCATIONAL MARKET
Webinar: https://write2ignite.com/

(17) WRITING LEVELED READERS FOR EDUCATION
Online Course: https://thewritingbarn.com/

(18) PICTURE BOOKS with Adria Goetz
Online Course: www.inkedvoices.com

(18-19) FROM QUERY TO ACQUISITIONS
Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

(20) MIDDLE GRADE FICTION FIRST PAGES with Andrea Cascardi
Online Course: www.inkedvoices.com

(20) SOCIAL MEDIA 101: DO’S & DON’TS
Webinar: https://epa.scbwi.org/

(22) ILLUSTRATOR’S DAY: MAKING IT WORK IN MIDDLE-GRADE
Tuscan, AZ: https://arizona.scbwi.org/

(22-23) COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS
Online Course: www.writingclasses.com

(25) MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION FIRST PAGES with Andrea Cascardi
Online Course: www.inkedvoices.com

(27) #PBPITCH
Pitch Event: http://www.pbpitch.com/

(27-30) MIDDLE-GRADE NOVELS: IDEAS! CHARACTERS! POINT OF VIEW!
Milanville, PA: www.highlightsfoundation.org

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NOVEMBER 2022

(1) WRITING WITH INTENSION
Online Course: https://thewritingbarn.com/

(1-30) NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH (NANOWRIMO)
Challenge: https://nanowrimo.org/

(3-7) WRITING TO EMPOWER
Milanville, PA: www.highlightsfoundation.org

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

(4) ADULT & YA FICTION FIRST PAGES with Kat Kerr
Online Course: www.inkedvoices.com

(5) APRIL PULLEY SAYRE CELEBRATION CONFERENCE
Online Conference: https://indiana.scbwi.org/

(5) FORMING KICK-ASS CRITIQUE GROUPS
Webinar: https://easternny.scbwi.org/

(8) ADVANCED PICTURE BOOKS with Celia Lee
Online Course: www.inkedvoices.com

(9) ADVANCED PICTURE BOOKS with Sara Sproull
Online Course: www.inkedvoices.com

(11-12) Y’ALL FEST
Charleston, SC: https://yallfest.org/

(12) ILLUSTRATOR INTENSIVE
Webinar: https://nebraska.scbwi.org/

(14) HELLO EMAIL LIST
Webinar: https://epa.scbwi.org/

(15) CHARACTER INTENSIVE
Online Course: www.writingclasses.com

(16) MY PROCESS TALK SERIES with Jess Townes
Webinar: https://ksmo.scbwi.org/

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DECEMBER 2022

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

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