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First Page Center Stage—LIVE! in Lancaster

Sep 21, 2024

Lancaster Public Library: Lancaster City Branch

First Page Center Stage is back! And we're LIVE in Lancaster! You won't want to miss this day full of feedback. Come for the first look/first page sessions with the art director and editors, stay for the local agent workshops, and don't forget to take advantage of the critique and pitch opportunities while you're there.

Quick Facts

Host Region: Eastern Pennsylvania

Contact: Kristen Strocchia epa-ara@scbwi.org

Cost:

  • Premium Members: $205 USD
  • Preview Plan: $245 USD

Add-ons:

Scholarship information available HERE

Scholarship application window open NOW through May 22, 2024

Registration:

Registration Opens: Thursday, June 6, 2024

Registration Closes: Thursday, September 19, 2024

Cancellation policy: A $100 programing cancellation fee will be applied from Eastern PA SCBWI for cancellations after August 19, 2024.

9:30 AM Registration & Welcome

(Critiques, pitches & other feedback sessions running throughout the day)

10:00 AM Breakouts

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Mastering the Middle-Grade Novel

Middle Grade Focus

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First Looks

For illustrators

11:00 AM Breakouts

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Great First Pages in Kid-Lit, What Agents, Editors, and Readers Look For

YA Focus

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Picture Book First Pages

For writers, translators & illustrators

12:00 PM Lunch on your own

1:30 PM Breakouts

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Brainstorming Your Way to a Story

Picture Book Focus

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Middle Grade First Pages

For writers, translators & illustrators

2:30 PM Breakouts

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Finding (and/or Tweaking) the Right Idea

Nonfiction Focus

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YA First Pages

For authors, translators & illustrators

3:30 PM Closing & Farewell