Oklahoma/Arkansas Regional events

Serious about improving your craft? SCBWI's regional events provide opportunities for professional growth and help you connect with a supportive, creative community.

Webinar: Writing Nonfiction Picture Books: Finding the Focus with Barbara Lowell

Aug 10, 2024

3 event

Online event

Unlimited seats

You have an idea for a nonfiction picture book. You do lots of research. You are ready to begin your first draft. But first -- you need to find the focus of your manuscript. The focus you choose will determine what goes into the text and what can be included in the back matter. Today's nonfiction picture books have a specific focus. In this webinar you will learn how to find a focus for your manuscript with great examples from the best in nonfiction picture books. You can use these examples as mentor texts. You will also learn about researching your subject and writing creative back matter.

Standard price:$ 25
Price with membership:$ 15

Tulsa Connect: Critique Night - 6:30pm

Aug 13, 2024

Unlimited seats

Memorial Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 2906 S Yale Ave, Tulsa, OK 74114

Bring 5 copies of a complete picture book manuscript or the first 5-pages of a Chapter Book, Middle Grade, or Young Adult Novel. If you are bringing an illustration portfolio for feedback, please email oklahoma-ara@scbwi.org and we'll be certain to have someone there for you.

OKC Connect: Query Critique Panel - 7pm

Aug 20, 2024

Unlimited seats

Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 NW Expressway, OKC

The panel will be live critiquing query letters and discussing best practices! If there's time, we can do a swap and critique, so bring your query letter just in case. There will be a pre-meeting dinner at Belle Isle Brewery, which is also at 1900 NW Expressway, at 5:30. Come meet other writers and get to know more about the industry as we enjoy casual conversation. PLEASE RSVP to oklahoma-ra@scbwi.org (Gaye Sanders) if you are coming to the dinner. Reservations are made the evening prior so she needs to know by late afternoon the day before the meeting if you are coming to the dinner.

OKC Connect: Diversifying Revenue Streams by Alex Brodt - 7pm

Sep 17, 2024

Unlimited seats

Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 NW Expressway, OKC

Ever wonder how you can make money with your illustrations while still pursuing traditional publishing? Alex Brodt will talk about diversifying revenue streams, from what she's selling to how she's producing it, and everything in between! There will be a pre-meeting dinner at Belle Isle Brewery, which is also at 1900 NW Expressway, at 5:30. Come meet other writers and get to know more about the industry as we enjoy casual conversation. PLEASE RSVP to oklahoma-ra@scbwi.org (Gaye Sanders) if you are coming to the dinner. Reservations are made the evening prior so she needs to know by late afternoon the day before the meeting if you are coming to the dinner.

Oklahoma/Arkansas 2024 Fall Revision Retreat

Sep 20, 2024 - Sep 21, 2024

2 event

Available seats 70

Sequoyah State Park, Sequoyah Lodge, 19808 Park 10, Hulbert, OK 74441

The OK/AR SCBWI Fall Retreat will feature Deborah Halverson and Scott Magoon. This will be a deep dive into revision for your work, whether you write illustrate, or both. Optional opportunities include: face to face consultations from Deborah and Scott; pre-retreat manuscript exchanges with critiques in groups during the retreat; and time to spend on your writing or illustrating, free from the obligations of home and family.

Standard price:$ 140
Price with membership:$ 100

OKC Connect: First Page Panel - 7pm

Oct 15, 2024

Unlimited seats

Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 NW Expressway, OKC

The panel will be live critiquing first pages of kidlit books and discussing best practices! If there's time, we can do a swap and critique, so bring your first page just in case. There will be a pre-meeting dinner at Belle Isle Brewery, which is also at 1900 NW Expressway, at 5:30. Come meet other writers and get to know more about the industry as we enjoy casual conversation. PLEASE RSVP to oklahoma-ra@scbwi.org (Gaye Sanders) if you are coming to the dinner. Reservations are made the evening prior so she needs to know by late afternoon the day before the meeting if you are coming to the dinner.

OKC Connect: Incorporating Food and Family Tradition - 7pm

Nov 19, 2024

Unlimited seats

Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 NW Expressway, OKC

How do we make our book and illustrations feel authentic and lived-in? By adding some flavor! Also known as detail. Alysha Welliver, our OKC Connect Leader, will lead a discussion on incorporating foods and family traditions in our work. There will be a pre-meeting dinner at Belle Isle Brewery, which is also at 1900 NW Expressway, at 5:30. Come meet other writers and get to know more about the industry as we enjoy casual conversation. PLEASE RSVP to oklahoma-ra@scbwi.org (Gaye Sanders) if you are coming to the dinner. Reservations are made the evening prior so she needs to know by late afternoon the day before the meeting if you are coming to the dinner.