January 13, 2012 - January 15, 2012
CONTACT: Linda Rodriguez Bernfeld
2012 Florida Regional Conference
January 13-15, 2011
Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel
Donna Jo Napoli
First Books Panel:
Picture Book:Join Diane Muldrow, author-editor, Golden Books/Random House, and Janeen Mason, award winning author-illustrator, for a fast-paced day filled with exercises, tips and tools to Power up and Polish Your Picture Book. Learn to identify the force of a good story, the art of suspense and flow, and the magic of high visual interest. This intensive is designed to help you cultivate your best work and stand out.
Leveled Readers/Early Chapter Books:Learn how to target audiences of young readers using engaging language, topics and formats. Expect to complete writing exercises and leave with greater understanding and effective writing tools for leveled readers. Presented by Bonnie Bader and Natalie Lescroart of Penguin Group (USA).
Novel:Focus on how to make your novel more audience-oriented: What hooks readers? What makes them excited to turn the page? What makes them read till the end? We'll look at the difference between suspense and tension and how to use both. Bring scenes from a work in progress to revise using the techniques discussed. Presented by multi-talented author, Dorian Cirrone and über-enthusiastic agent, Marietta Zacker.
Saturday Night Theme: The Mad Hatter's Ball
$235 for members
Saturday only: $165 for members
limit of 25
Sheraton Miami Airport - $129 For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.SCBWIFlorida.com
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