Events for KidLit Writers

JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC

OCTOBER 2021

7-10 ANTI-RACISM AND LIBERATORY PRACTICES IN CHILDREN’S LIT
Milanville, PA: www.highlightsfoundation.org

9 EMOTIONAL STORYTELLING WORKSHOP
Webinar: https://inlandnw.scbwi.org/

9 ADAPTING YOUR MANUSCRIPT INTO A GRAPHIC NOVEL
Webinar: https://sfsouth.scbwi.org/

9 BURSTING OUT OF THE PICTURE BOOK BOX
Webinar: https://wwa.scbwi.org/

9 NONFICTION FOR KIDS: WHERE ARE WE NOW?
Webinar: https://wwa.scbwi.org/

9 ILLUSTRATOR DAY: FOCUS ON NONFICTION & BIOGRAPHY
Webinar: https://epa.scbwi.org/

9 WHAT’S PLOT GOT TO DO WITH IT?
Webinar: https://sandiego.scbwi.org/

10 NONFICTION THAT READS LIKE A NOVEL
Webinar: https://wwa.scbwi.org/

11 WRITING MIDDLE GRADE FANTASY
Webinar: https://illinois.scbwi.org/

13 USING LIBRARIES TO FIND YOUR READER
Webinar: https://illinois.scbwi.org/

15 ICL MIDDLE GRADE MYSTERY CONTEST
Deadline: www.instituteforwriters.com

16 PICTURE BOOKS WITH HEART
Webinar: www.thewritingbarn.com

16-17 HARVEST: FALL VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
Conference: https://montana.scbwi.org/

17 FILLING THE WRITER’S TOOLBOX
4-Week Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

18 PERFECTING THE PICTURE BOOK
6-Week Course: www.thewritingbarn.com

18 33 TRUTHS ABOUT PUBLISHING
Webinar: https://epa.scbwi.org/

18-22 FALL CHRISTIAN CHILDREN’S BOOKS ONLINE CONFERENCE
Virtual Conference: https://writingforyourlife.com/

18-24 MID-ATLANTIC FALL CONFERENCE
Conference: https://midatlantic.scbwi.org/

19 SUBMISSION-READY WITH HEART
3-Week Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

19 PERFECTING THE NONFICTION PROPOSAL
Webinar: https://austin.scbwi.org/

21-24 COLOR, LIGHT, LINE AND TEXTURE
Milanville, PA: www.highlightsfoundation.org

23 BECOMING A NONFICTION WRITER
2-Part Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

25 AGENT & AUTHOR’S PERSPECTIVE ON WRITING FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
Panel Discussion: https://epa.scbwi.org/

26 SALIENT TOPICS WHEN EDITING PICTURE BOOKS
Webinar: https://nymetro.scbwi.org/

27 HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN BOOK TRAILER
Webinar: https://newmexico.scbwi.org/

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NOVEMBER 2021

1-30      NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH
             Challenge to write a novel in one month: https://www.nanowrimo.org/

1-6 MIDDLE OF THE MAP CONFERENCE
Online Conference: https://ksmo.scbwi.org/

2 MAJOR & MINOR CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
6-Week Course: www.thewritingbarn.com

4 THE ABCs OF POETRY: WRITING IN VERSE FOR CHILDREN & TEENS
Webinar: www.thewritingbarn.com

5-6 MAKING WAVES FOR ILLUSTRATORS
Intensive: https://indiana.scbwi.org/

6 OPPORTUNITIES IN NONFICTION FROM BOARD BOOKS TO MG
Webinar: https://indiana.scbwi.org/

8 SCBWI AND THE NEW SCHOOL AGENT PANEL
Panel: https://nymetro.scbwi.org/

8-11 FEELINGS, AN ADVANCED ONLINE WRITING WORKSHOP with Patricia Lee Gauch
Online Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

9 CREATING CHARACTERS WITH DEPTH AND STAYING POWER
Webinar: www.thewritingbarn.com

12 SIZE UP YOUR WORK IN PROGRESS
Workshop: https://illinois.scbwi.org/

12 EXPLORING REVENUE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ILLUSTRATORS
Webinar: https://mddewv.scbwi.org/

13 REVISION TIPS TO PUSH YOUR MANUSCRIPT TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Intensive: https://sandiego.scbwi.org/

13 THE ART OF REVISION
Webinar: https://sandiego.scbwi.org/

13 ILLUSTRATOR INTENSIVE WITH MALLORY GRIGG
Intensive: https://nebraska.scbwi.org/

13 CREATING PICTURE BOOKS THAT POP
Webinar: https://inlandnw.scbwi.org/

13 HOW TO HOOK AN AGENT
Webinar: https://sandiego.scbwi.org/

15 GATHERING NATIVE VOICES
Webinar: https://epa.scbwi.org/

18 MYTH & FOLKLORE IN STORYTELLING
Webinar: https://sfnortheastbay.scbwi.org/

18 CRAFTING EMOTIONALLY POIGNANT ILLUSTRATIONS THAT TELL A STORY
Webinar: https://northtexas.scbwi.org/

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DECEMBER 2021

2 #PITMAD PITCH PARTY
Twitter: https://pitchwars.org/pitmad/

4 THE ABCS OF WRITING VERSE NOVELS with Nikki Grimes
Webinar: www.thewritingbarn.com

4 WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE INK HAS DRIED
Webinar: https://indiana.scbwi.org/

11 REVISING LIKE AN EDITOR PANEL
Panel: https://northtexas.scbwi.org/

12 WRITING NEURODIVERGENT CHARACTERS WITH SENSITIVITY
Webinar: www.thewritingbarn.com

16 HISTORICAL FICTION & AUTHENTIC VOICE IN YA NOVELS
Webinar: https://northtexas.scbwi.org/

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JANUARY 2022

1-31 STORYSTORM
Challenge: https://taralazar.com/

21 ENVIRONMENTAL STORYTELLING
Webinar: https://mddewv.scbwi.org/

27 QUERY GRIND 2022 FOR MG AND YA AUTHORS
Webinar: https://epa.scbwi.org/

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FEBRUARY 2022

11-13 SCBWI Winter Conference
New York: www.scbwi.org

24 QUERY GRIND 2022 FOR MG AND YA AUTHORS
Webinar: https://epa.scbwi.org/

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MARCH 2022

12 VIRTUAL PICTURE BOOK INTENSIVE
Intensive: https://sandiego.scbwi.org/

21 QUERY GRIND 2022 FOR MG AND YA AUTHORS
Webinar: https://epa.scbwi.org/

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APRIL 2022

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MAY 2022

14 MAYFEST CONFERENCE 2022
Conference: https://sandiego.scbwi.org/

19 QUERY GRIND 2022 FOR MG AND YA AUTHORS
Webinar: https://epa.scbwi.org/

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