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Can’t Make it to the Golden Kite Gala? Watch the Livestream Live from the Gold Carpet!


The Golden Kite Awards ceremony will take place Friday, February 8 in the Empire Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt in New York. This year’s winners and honor recipients include a powerhouse of children’s book illustrators and writers. For those of you who weren’t able to secure a spot in the sold-out Conference, there is still a way to participate in the Golden Kite Gala.  The pre-award festivities will be livestreamed to SCBWI’s Facebook page.

The schedule for the livestream is as follows:  at 2pm (Eastern Time) on Friday, February 8, SCBWI Board Member, Laurent Linn will host a special behind-the-scenes pre-gala event. Then at 5pm (Eastern Time), we will be streaming live from the gold carpet as the winners arrive and pose for photographs. Hosted by SCBWI member Jim Averbeck, the livestream will feature interviews with Golden Kite winners and honor recipients.

The video of the livestream will remain on the SCBWI Facebook page if you can’t watch the event live. Soon after the conference, a highlights reel featuring the acceptance speeches of all the Golden Kite winners will be posted to the SCBWI website.

We hope you tune in and participate from wherever you are in the world.