Regional Coordinators

Co-Regional Advisors
Margaret Speaker Yuan 
Colette Weil Parrinello

Assistant Regional Advisor
Keely Parrack

Beyond the Bay Coordinators 
Keely Parrack
Louise Henriksen

North Bay Coordinator
Charles Markee

Illustrator Coordinator   
Brian Bowes

Conference Masthead Illustration Designer



Conference Speaker Coordinator
Keely Parrack

Conference Food Coordinator
Ilona Bray


Conference Manuscript Coordinator
Kathy Urban

Conference Online Folder

Conference Registrar & Computer Advice
Louise Henriksen

Conference Volunteer Coordinator
Elisabeth Aikens

Conference Bookstore/Booksigning Coordinator
Amanda Conran


Conference Bookseller
Luan Stauss
Laurel Bookstore, Oakland


From Struggle to Triumph: Master Your Craft

SCBWI North & East Bay Region Fall Intensives & Conference October 17 & 18, 2014

DISCOUNT REGISTRATION OPEN
UNTIL AUGUST 31

Welcome to the wonderful world of children's writers and illustrators! We are a creative tribe that educates, encourages and supports each other to reach new heights of professionalism in our crafts - All to develop the highest quality literature for children. Our 5-county region of SCBWI, the world's leading non proft organization devoted to the craft of children's literature, is run by volunteers, (like you) with a passion for polish and pizzazz!

This year's conference is TWO days. Please pay close attention to the program and registration details, and deadlines. Oct. 17 is a full day Intensive FOR MEMBERS ONLY, which includes the option to purchase an in-person manuscript, portfolio, or marketing/social media consultation. Oct. 18 is a full day conference. You select the breakout sessions you wish to attend. Conference registration includes the option to purchase a written manuscript. You may register for Oct 17 only, or Oct 18 only, or both days. You must be an SCBWI member to register for the intensives and the consultations.

Enrollment is limited. We encourage early registration . Last year's conference sold out during the Early Discount Registration. Our May 2014 Intensives sold out within two weeks.

INTENSIVES - Fri. Oct. 17, 9 - 5 PM, Choose 1 for the full day
Intensives are small group (30 and under) hands-on workshops for developed (have had critiques and participated in conferences and/or intensives or are published) writers and illustrators. Each Intensive is run by two professional speakers. These programs are not for beginners. SCBWI MEMBERS ONLY.

Novel Intensive
Natalie Lakosil, Agent, Bradbury LIterary
Eric Elfman, Author, Writing Coach

Picture Book Intensive for Author/Illustrators and Authors
Lauren Rille, Art Director, Beach Lane Books (Simon & Schulster)
Gianna Marino, Picture Book Author/illustrator

Pro Marketing Intensive

Corrine Jackson, Young Adult Author and Marketing/Soclal Media Expert
Blue Slip Media, Marketing and Media Specialists for authors of children's lIterature

Click HERE to view the schedule for the Intensives

Intensive Fees
Early bird online registration discount deadline: August 31st
       SCBWI Member: til August 31st, $119, from  9/1 - 10/15, $139 (if available)
       Non-Member: NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE INTENSIVES
       Bag lunch choices are available for $15, or bring your own. 
       (There will be no special orders. Please bring your lunch if you have special dietary needs.)
Consultations: manuscript, portfolio, or marketing/social media:  in-person 15 min: $65
Click HERE for instructions

Wait List: We will take a waitlist after the event sells out for Members only
Cancellation Policy: Cancel by 10/1 for full refund. After 10/1, you will receive a refund if we are able to sell your seat.

CONFERENCE - Sat. Oct. 18, 8:15 - 5PM, Select Your Breakout Sessions 
Our conference has a blockbuster line-up of speakers. Programs and breakout sessions are for pre-published and published writers and illustrators.

Register for the breakout sessions that best fit your needs. Please choose your sessions carefully. We are unable to make changes for you. All breakout sessions require a ticket for entry. You may only attend the session that you are ticketed for.

FACULTY
Karen Grencik, Co-founder, Agent, Red Fox Literary
Nicole Geiger, Editor, Beyond Words Publishing
Lauren Rille, Art Director, Beach Lane Books (Simon & Schulster)
Natalie Lakosil, Agent, Bradbury LIterary
Leila Sales, Associate Editor, Viking Children's Books, Young Adult Author
Gianna Marino, Picture Book Author/illustrator 
Eric Elfman, Middle Grade Author, Writing Coach
Dana Reinhardt, Middle Grade/Young Adult Author
New Markets/New Readers Author Panel
  Marissa Moss, Award-winning Author/illustrator/niche publisher 
  Malinda Lo, Award-winning Young Adult Author
  Mitali Perkins, Award-winning Middle Grade Author

Click HERE to view the CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Conference Fees
Early discount online registration discount deadline: August 31st
       SCBWI Member: til August 31st, $129, from  9/1 - 10/15, $139 (if available)
       Non-Member: til August 31st, $159, from 9/1 - 10/15, $169 (if available)
       Bag lunch choices are available for $15, or bring your own 
       (There will be no special orders. Please bring your lunch if you have special dietary needs.)
Written manuscript critiques: $45 Click here for instructions
Wait List
: We will take a waitlist after the conference sells out for Members only
Cancellation Policy
: Cancel by 10/1 for full refund. After 10/1, you will receive a refund if we are able to sell your seat.

EVEN MORE OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CONFERENCE

Best First Page Contest - If you paid for a manuscript critique at the conference, you are eligible to enter your first page into the contest. See instructions in the link Written manuscript critiques (above under Conference Fees).

Illustrators - Best in Conference Award: We invite you to display your portfolio at the lunch break. We will be awarding a Best In Conference. You must be registered to display. Get more info here.


PAL Booksigning
 - If you are a PAL member and are attending the conference, we invite you to participate in our booksigning event during lunch. Sign up when you register. Get more info here.

PAL Bookstore - You can get all our speakers publications right at the conference plus check out the excellent selection of writing and illustration craft books, courtesy of our generous bookseller and friend, Luan Stauss, of Laurel Bookstore in Oakland.

DATE REMINDERS
Manuscript Critique postmark deadline:
 August 1stYou must be an SCBWI member and registered for the conference, to submit a manuscript for critique at the Intensive or Conference. 

Program Subject to Change Without Notice

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