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Conference registration is LIVE!!!! :stars3 :stars3 :stars3 :goldstar :goldstar :goldstar :yay :yay :yay

Go to Florida.scbwi.org for information and registration!

We have an early registration contest going - you can win books, free critiques, conference pins or SCBWI merchandise. Don't wait too long because there are only 15 slots available in the Novel intensive! Ten have already been booked in just a couple of days!

I hope to see you there!

LindaB

#1 - November 05, 2014, 02:53 PM

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Only 5 spaces left in the Novel Intensive with faculty Chris Grabenstein, Kathleen Duey, Andrew Karre and Lorin Oberweger! For more information or to register go to www.Florida.scbwi.org! This is a hot ticket and will sell out very soon!
#2 - November 20, 2014, 12:02 PM

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The Novel Intensive is sold out but there are still plenty of seats left in the Picture Book Intensive with faculty Stacey Barney, Verla Kay, Chris Cheng and Heather Alexander! It's going to be a great one! For more information and to register, go to Florida.SCBWI.org.

LindaB
#3 - November 29, 2014, 09:21 AM

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And we have winners of the SCBWI Florida Regional Conference Early Registration Conference:

Free Critiques:
 Peggy Robbins Janousky
Leslie Pinto
Sangoyemi Ogunsanya

Book Bag Filled with books:
Sonia Bisi Pajanugi

Books:
Tatsumi Gonzalez
Vonna Carter
Mary Cook
Janine Gedwillo Johns
Meredith McCardle

SCBWI Notecards:
Laura Boldin Fournier
Shannon Hitchcock
Jen Swanson

SCBWI Totebag:
Megan Hoak
Stacie Ramey
Linda Salem Marlow

SCBWI Travel Mug:
Jodi Turchin

Messenger Bag:
Dolores Burton

Congratulations to all the winners. You can pick up your prizes from the registration desk at the conference!
#4 - December 06, 2014, 06:13 PM

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I can't believe the conference is almost here--I can't wait to see everyone!

Here are the homework assignments for the intensives:


Novel Intensive Homework

*Think of examples of books where the protagonist is a child or teenager in age but not in culture or behavior. In other words, can you think of a book where the only reason we know a character is a teenager is because the author told us?
 
**Please bring the first page of your novel (without your name on it) if you'd like a chance to have it critiqued in front of the group
 
***Please bring in a scene or portion of a scene—up to five double-spaced pages. It can be an opening scene or any scene that doesn’t require a great deal of set-up for a reader.
 
 

Picture Book Intensive Homework

*Please bring two copies of two short paragraphs or verses from a picture book work in progress for a writing exercise.
 
**Please bring the first page of your picture book (without your name on it) if you’d like a chance for a critique in front of the group.
 
***Please bring in a print out of your own picture book WIP in large font. You will be cutting up your text and gluing it to construction paper. Font should be large enough to paste on construction paper, but small enough so that a few lines will fit on one sheet. Your font size will vary depending on how many words you envision per page. Use your own judgment. We will provide scissors, glue, and construction paper.
 
****Please bring in two ideas (and some thoughts on content) that could be used as subjects for non-fiction picture books. We will choose a few examples and discuss how you would use those ideas.

If you’re attending Friday night, don’t forget to bring the first page of your manuscript, double-spaced, 12-pt. type, one page only (starting at the top of page) to the registration desk before 4:30 PM on Friday, January 16th. Include title of piece and genre at the top. No name. Panelists will select a few anonymous submissions to read aloud and critique on Friday at 5:00 PM. If your submission is read aloud at an intensive, please submit a different piece for the panel. LIMIT ONE (1) SUBMISSION FOR FRIDAY’S PANEL and ONE (1) SUBMISSION FOR FRIDAY INTENSIVES. All submissions will be recycled afterwards.


WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!
We need help with folder stuffing, editors and agents picked up at the Miami Airport, the registration desk (on Friday and Saturday), autograph party helpers and other FUN JOBS!! It’s a great way to meet lots of wonderful SCBWI FL members (and possibly faculty members, too) and the perfect way to give back to our local SCBWI chapter so they can continue to put together these amazing events. Please let me know ASAP if you can help us.
#5 - January 06, 2015, 08:23 PM

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 :yippee Whee! I won a book!
#6 - January 07, 2015, 07:00 AM
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Have a wonderful time, everybody!
#8 - January 07, 2015, 10:22 AM
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Sorry I can't be there this year. Hope to be at the next conference.  Enjoy and learn. Happy for all of you that will be there.
#9 - January 10, 2015, 08:26 PM

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