Western Washington 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.

Why Do We Revise? No, Really. A Webinar with Martha Brockenbrough

Feb 28, 2024

1 event

Online event

Unlimited seats

No doubt you’ve heard that writing is really revision. But what does this really mean? And how do we know we’re not just pushing pixels around and making things different without making them better. Veteran writer and teacher Martha Brockenbrough will talk about the big why of revision—making your work more emotionally resonant—and talk about the key questions you can use to guide your process so that you will understand the work every word does in a manuscript, even if it’s a big, fat novel.

Standard price:$ 20
Price with membership:$ 15

Intellectual Freedom, Presented by KCLS

Mar 16, 2024

1 event

Online event

Unlimited seats

Join Brenna Shanks, KCLS teen materials selector and Rachel McDonald, KCLS Teen Services Coordinator for this special Zoom presentation on intellectual freedom. Intellectual freedom means providing every person with access to ideas and information that aligns with their values and with the FIrst Amendment right to transformation. As we all know, there has been an increase of intellectual freedom challenges across the nation. Even here in the liberal minded Pacific Northwest! Find out what rights our libraries defend and how their staff is preparing for the change in how these challenges are occurring. Learn how these challenges can and will impact the books you create and publish. This presentation is an absolute MUST for every childrens’ and youth content creator.

Free

The Anxious Person’s Guide to Narrative Nonfiction, with Sarah Jane Marsh

Apr 02, 2024

1 event

Online event

Unlimited seats

Venturing into the unknown of a new writing project can spark angst among even the most stalwart of spirits. Surprisingly, the discomfort of not-knowing can be a positive force, spurring us toward greater flexibility, creativity, skill-building, and even resilience. With narrative nonfiction as our example, we will explore common moments of uncertainty and how to hold fast to your guiding lights, try new tools, and know when to forge ahead or let go. Come learn how to embrace your own unsureness and trust the journey ahead. All creators welcome!

Standard price:$ 20
Price with membership:$ 15

Writing A Spectrum Of Abilities with Beth Bacon, Jenn Bailey and Karen Kane

Apr 24, 2024

1 event

Online event

Unlimited seats

Today's children possess a range of abilities. Learn ways to offer a rich and inclusive reading experience for all in this zoom presentation. Beth Bacon speaks to authors Karen Kane and Jenn Bailey to discuss storytelling strategies and techniques for creating an enriching reading experience across the spectrum.

The Great Critique

May 04, 2024

1 event

Available seats 45

Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church at 308 4th Avenue South, Kirkland, WA 98033

Live and In-Person! Saturday, May 4, 1 to 4 p.m. with Guest Speaker Jolie Stekly  Writers and illustrators, get ready to receive feedback from one of your favorite published professionals and eight of your peers within your same genre (PB, MG, YA). If you’re new to critique groups, you’ll get to experience a model critique group while strengthening your work and improving your editing process. Already a veteran of critique groups? Good news: you’ll enjoy feedback from fresh eyes and ears! Registration is: $25 for Members / $35 for Non-Members. (Fees are non-refundable.)

Standard price:$ 35
Price with membership:$ 25