Professional Series via Video
Thursdays in March from 9:00-10:00pm
Location: any computer with a good internet connection
Cost: 115 Euros
Register: Please contact ARA Dana Carey at email@example.com
DEADLINE: February 27
Note: since space is limited, this event is for SCBWI Members Only
For our first video professional series, we’ve chosen some of the best thinkers in publishing to share their knowledge in an online shoptalk, exclusively for SCBWI members. The conversations will go beyond what you can find on the web or general information and get down to the specifics of how they work and how you can improve your work:
- Their process
- Elements they consider crucial
- Shortcuts they’ve discovered
- Insights they’ve gained
This series makes a wide range of experts available to you and you won’t even have to leave home. Have you heard of NY librarian Betsy Bird, editor Tamson Weson, plotting strategist Martha Alderson and brand expert Dan Blank??? They’ll all be joining us! Each of our pros will spend an hour showing you how to use their years of experience to improve your skills.
Join us for these thoughtful discussions. All participants are invited to submit questions and raise specific concerns (by February 27) to ensure that conversations are as rich as possible.
This is a four-part series, so registration is for all four sessions. Space is limited to 10 participants. Priority will be given to SCBWI Europe members, but all are welcome.
For more details, please visit: wwww.scbwifrance.com
To register, please contact: Dana Carey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Technical Requirements: If you’ve never participated in a video conference before, it’s as easy as registering, receiving your password and link for the designated website on February 28. Joining us for a technical rehearsal at 8:30pm on March 1 and then jumping into the discussion. No special equipment required other than a computer with a good internet connection.
Dress code: Pajamas are totally acceptable.
Deadline: Register by February 27. If you have specific questions about something you’re working on, please submit them by February 27 as well.
Critiques: If you want to participate in peer-to-peer critiques after the Professional Series session, we can set aside time from 10:00-10:30 each week to look at manuscripts (a maximum of 10 pages), illustrations or dummies sent in advance as word documents or PDFs. You can schedule your critique when your register.
8:50- 9:00 pm Tech Check Available
9:00-10:00 pm Professional Conference Video Conference
10:00-10:30 pm Peer-to-Peer Critique Session
March 1 What Makes a Contemporary Classic
Librarian Betsy Bird
March 8 Switching Hats: Transitioning from writing to editing (your work)
Editor Tamson Weston
March 15 Plotting Strategies
Expert Martha Alder
(MARCH 19-23 BOLOGNA BOOK FAIR)
March 29 Create Your Best Brand
Expert Dan Blank