April 6, 2013
CONTACT: Linda Tripp
Albuquerque, 9 AM to 5 PM
WRITING FOR CHILDREN
THE CRAFT AND THE BUSINESS SCBWI-NEW MEXICO WORKSHOP
APRIL 6, 2013, with New York agent Linda Pratt, Wernick & Pratt Literary Agency
UNM SUB, Fiesta Rooms A & B, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
8:30 – 9:00 Check in
9:00 – 12:00 A Potpourri of Writing Strategies: Linda will lead participants in an interactive workshop focusing on three elements in writing that catch the eye of an editor or agent: a strong opening, voice, maintaining tension. Each of those elements will be reviewed through examples and exercises. Participants will have the opportunity to work on these areas in their own manuscripts.
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch on your Own
1:30 – 4:30 A Pragmatist’s Guide to the Business of Writing: Once a manuscript is the best it can be, it is time to look at the business of writing. The afternoon session will be devoted to marketing: a review of current market trends, strategies for contacting an agent or editor, and time for Q and A.
After 20 years at the Sheldon Fogelman Agency, Linda Pratt and long-time colleague, Marcia Wernick, established the Wernick and Pratt Agency in January, 2011. The agency specializes in representing creators of children’s books. “Our philosophy is client care that focuses not just on individual books, but the long-term careers of our authors and illustrators in the ever-changing world of publishing.” Linda’s clients include LeUyen Pham, Richard Peck, Denise Brunkus, Sharon G. Flake, and Kathryn Erskine among others. She also enjoys introducing new talent. Two 2013 debuts are author/illustrator Aaron Becker’s JOURNEY (Candlewick) and middle-grade novelist Judy Hoffman’s THE ART OF FLYING (Disney-Hyperion). Linda is a member of AAR, SCBWI, and served on the planning board for the Rutgers One-on-One Mentoring Conference for five years.
REGISTRATION: Download the registration form from the Regional Conference page.
Registration is on a first received basis. Workshop registration will close when available slots are filled; notification of acceptance will be by e-mail. Please write legibly. Critique manuscripts plus registration must be received by Feb. 28. Critiques will be returned at the end of the workshop.
For questions, e-mail ara@scbwi-nm