Collaboration! SCBWI Calgary Writers/Illustrators Conference

Calling all children's book writers and illustrators! SCBWI Canada West is hosting a fall conference in Calgary Saturday October 1, 2011.                                                                                    

The theme is "Collaboration", examining the relationships between author and illustrator, co-authors, and author and editor.

Over the next two weeks I'll be posting interviews with the four presenters. I can't tell you what the questions will be but you can expect that they will have something to do with sour ju jubes, the sasquatch as a mascot for writers, and taking over the literary world one collaboration at a time! 

If you read my 'how I got published' story on this blog you'll know the role that attending conferences played in my journey to find a publisher.  

The conference will explore the following themes: How much direction can an author provide the illustrator of her picture book? How does an illustrator approach and interpret a new manuscript? Can two authors really collaborate on one book? What can you expect when working with an editor? How can a writer approach rewriting once the first draft is complete? 

Guest speakers are Lincoln Agnewillustrator; Georgia Graham author and illustrator; Hazel Hutchins, author; and Pat Kozak, professional freelance editor.

Join us at the Wingate Inn, Calgary, October 1st, 8:30 - 5:00 pm for information 
and inspiration. An informal social gathering is optional from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm. 

Registration is $80 for SCBWI members, $90 for non-members. 

For more information, visit the SCBWI Western Canada website or contact the SCBWI Regional Coordinator Pamela McDowell

Registration deadline is August 25th, 2011 - which is soon people!


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