The 2015 Annual Winter Conference in New York

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CLICK HERE FOR SCHEDULES, FACULTY INFO AND TO REGISTER

Join us this February in New York City for an incredible weekend with the top editors, agents, art directors, authors and illustrators in the children's publishing world. The Annual Winter Conference in New York is an excellent opportunity to learn, get inspired and network with others in the children's book industry.

Keynotes include the acclaimed authors and illustrators:

 

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Kwame Alexander

James Dashner

Kami Garcia

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Herve Tullet

Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Anthony Horowitz

EDITOR'S PANEL: Marketplace 2015: Report from the Front Line

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Stephanie Owens Lurie 
Disney-Hyperion
Laura Godwin 
Henry Holt Books for Young Readers
Beverly Horowitz
Delacorte Press 
Justin Chanda
S&S Books for Young Readers

 

AGENT'S PANEL: Charting Your Career Path

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Jennifer Laughran
Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Barry Goldblatt 
Barry Goldblatt Literary LLC
Tina Wexler 
International Creative Management

PLUS

Special breakout sessions with editors, agents and art directors discussing craft, marketing and illustration

Opportunity to display your illustrations in the Portfolio Showcase

Optional Friday intensives for writers and illustrators who want to dive deep into their craft:

Writers' Round Table

The Writers’ Roundtable Intensive is intended for committed writers with submission–ready material. All intensive attendees have the opportunity to have the first 500 words of a manuscript reviewed during round table critiques lead by an editor or agent during a morning and an afternoon small-group critique session. This is a unique opportunity for serious writers to present their work, and get feedback from peers and decision-making professionals in the field.

Writers’ Intensive: World Building-A Hands-On Workshop

This intensive, moderated by veteran Editor and Publisher Emma D. Dryden, provides seminar-style instruction on how to build a rich, imaginative and believable world for you fiction. Although all children’s book creators are welcome, (since world-building applies to every work of fiction) the topic and speakers may be of special interest to creators of fantasy, science fiction and other genres of imaginative fiction.

Building Your First Website 

Bring a laptop and your brain, leave with a website. Screen, TV, and children’s book writer Nick Confalone will cover the basics of building and maintaining a website, whether it’s an author/illustrator homepage or a showcase a particular work. There will be no coding involved—everything is graphical and right-brained, and Nick will be giving one-on-one help during building sessions. We’ll also cover how your website fits into an overall presence online. Participants will get more specifics on what materials to gather ahead of time so we can jump right in.

Illustrators' Intensive:  In The Beginning There Was The Picture: When An Illustrator Creates A Story

Learn how to tell stories as an illustrator with esteemed illustrators and children's book professionals includingPat Cummings, Christie Ottaviano, Nancy Paulson, Neal Porter, David Ezra Stein, Hervé Tullet, and Laura Vaccaro Seeger

 

CLICK HERE FOR SCHEDULES, FACULTY INFO AND TO REGISTER

 

CLICK HERE FOR HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2014 NEW YORK CONFERENCE

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