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Writing & Illustrating for Kids (WIK) 2024

Apr 26, 2024 - Apr 28, 2024

Homewood Public Library, Homewood, AL

Rekindle the Magic with us at our annual Writing and Illustrating for Kids (WIK) conference in Homewood, Alabama, on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27, 2024. Gather with fellow writers, illustrators, translators, agents, editors, and other children's book publishing professionals for a day of craft, networking, professional development, and community. Make new connections, meet new friends, learn and explore, and refine your creative and business skills to move your kidlit career forward. With optional pre-conference intensives offered on Friday afternoon, April 26, and a free kidlit creators' social and trivia night event that evening, this will be a weekend to remember! Registration opens on January 23! Hurry and register at the early bird rate! Price will increase on 2-24-24. ***If you are a premium member of SCBWI & signed into your account, the prices shown already reflect your member discount.***

Join Us For a Jam-Packed Weekend

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Half-Day Intensives

Friday, April 26, 2024. Sign up for one of four in-depth sessions: Picture Book, Nonfiction, Novels, and Illustration.


Keynotes, Panels & Breakouts

Saturday, April 27, 2024. Full Day Writing & Illustrating for Kids (WIK) Conference

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Sunday Afternoon Public Event

Sunday, April 28, 2024. An afternoon with award-winning illustrator Gordon C. James. This event will be free and open to the public.

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Optional Paid Feedback on Your Work

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Pitch Critique Roundtables

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Kidlit Trivia Night

Important Conference Information


2024 Conference Faculty


Conference Bookstore, Autograph Party & Portfolio Showcase


Hotel Information


Volunteer to Help




Conference FAQs

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Join the Conference Community

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Conference Schedule and Other Downloads

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Important Dates

Watch a Video of our 2023 Conference