2014 Schedule (Children's Writers & Illustrators Conference)


2014 Schedule

Thursday, June 12


2:00 pm & beyond
Registration opens
Location: Patio

Conference Begins

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Conference Kick-Off
Kathryn Otoshi, Conference Chair & Karen West, Event Director
Location: Event Room

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
A Lasting Impression: Making a Book Memorable
Amanda Conran & Susan Kunhardt, Book Passage Children’s Book Buyer

Location: Event Room

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Conference Welcome & Faculty Introductions
Location: Event Room

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Opening Night Dinner
Participants and faculty members dine together
Location: Patio

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
An Evening with T.A. Barron (Author of Atlantis Rising)
Introduced by Kathryn Otoshi
Location: Event Room 


Friday, June 13


8:30 am - 9:00 am
Coffee & Informal Gathering
Location: Patio

9:00 am – 10:00 am
The Publishing Perspective
Shirin Bridges (Goosebottom Books), Brian McMullen (McSweeney’s) & Ginee Seo (Chronicle Books)
Location: Event Room

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MORNING WORKSHOPS

1. Writing & Illustrating for Picture Books 
Andrea Alban and Kathryn Otoshi
Location: Event Room

2. Writing for Middle Readers
Shirin Bridges
Location: Gallery

3. Writing for Young Adults
Lewis Buzbee
Location: Meeting Room

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch and Consultations
Location: Patio

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Illustration Intensive: Inspiration, Research, 
Character Development, Layout, Production, Mockup
Jim Averbeck
Location: Gallery

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Compelling & Authentic Protagonist: 
Making Your Hero(ine) Jump Off the Page
Laura Atkins, Lewis Buzbee & Natasha Yim 
Location: Event Room

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Re-Vision: The Necessity of Revision
Andrea Alban
Location: Event Room

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Break

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Working With an Editor
Laura Atkins, Naomi Kirsten, Tamra Tuller & Summer Dawn Laurie (Moderator)
Location: Event Room

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Evening Recess

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Critique Forum
Andrea Alban
Location: Event Room 


Saturday, June 14


8:30 am - 9:00 am
Coffee & Informal Gathering
Location: Patio

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Tweet, Shout, & Get Caught in the Web: Using Social Media For Promotion
Sam Barry, Susan Katz & Katherine Engh (Moderator)
Location: Event Room

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MORNING WORKSHOPS

1. Writing & Illustrating for Picture Books
Bethanie Murguia & Amy Novesky 
Location: Event Room

2. Writing for Middle Readers 
Amanda Conran 
Location: Gallery

3. Writing for Young Adults 
Linda Watanabe McFerrin 
Location: Meeting Room 

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch and Consultations

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Comics & Graphic Novels
Thien Pham
Location: Gallery

Creative Non-Fiction: Factual Made Fun
Gretchen Maurer & Natasha Yim 
Location: Event Room

2:00 – 3:30 pm
Your Ally & Advocate: Demystifying the Agent Relationship
Minju Chang, Pooja Menon, Andy Ross & Caryn Wiseman 
Location: Event Room

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Break

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Social Media Applications
Katherine Engh 
Location: Event Room 

Writing Intensive: Don't Think, Just Do ~ Insanely Fun & Madly Effective Prompts to Spark Creativity and
Squish your Inner Critic
 
Lissa Rovetch
Location: Gallery

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm 
Evening Recess

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
An Evening with Mac Barnett (Author of President Taft is Stuck In the Bath)
Introduced by Kathryn Petrocelli
Location: Event Room


Sunday, June 15


8:30 am - 9:00 am
Coffee & Informal Gathering 
Location: Patio

9:00 am – 10:00 am 
Self Publishing & Promotion
 
Shirin Bridges and Kathryn Otoshi
Location: Event Room 

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MORNING WORKSHOPS

1. Writing & Illustrating for Picture Books
Lissa Rovetch 
Location: Event Room

2. Writing for Middle Readers
Location: Gallery

3. Writing for Young Adults 
Kristin Elizabeth Clark
Location: Meeting Room

12:00 - 1:00 pm 
Lunch and Consultations

1:00 - 2:00 pm
The Story of the Grumpy Guy Who Laughed in His Sleep and How the Whole World Ended Up Laughing Along 
With Him Although He Never Noticed it Because He Was Sleeping at the Time, and Other Stories by Jon Agee
Jon Agee
Location: Event Room

2:00 – 2:30 pm
Full Steam Ahead: Carrying the Conference Into Your Creative Life
Summer Dawn Laurie and Kathryn Otoshi 
Location: Event Room

2:30 pm
Closing Festivities: Champagne & Chocolate Reception
Location: Event Room

 



Faculty Spotlight

 

 Ginee Seo
2014 CWIC Faculty

Children's Writers & Illustrators Conference
June 18-21, 2015
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925
(San Francisco Bay Area)
Conference Coordinator:
Kathryn Petrocelli
(800) 999-7909, ext. 239
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