Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2015 Conference Schedule


Under the Big Top

Conference Program Schedule

8:00am              Check-in begins        

8:20am              First-time Conference Attendee Briefing

8:40am              Welcome                             

9:00-9:50am     Agent John Cusick

                        You are the Ringmaster! – Pacing your Story to Impact your Audience    

10-11am           Debuting in the Center Ring 

Authors Kris Dinnison, Dan Gemeinhart, A.L. Sonnichsen

11:10-12pm       Illustrator/Author Jennifer K. Mann

                        The 32-page Parade – A Visual Analysis of Picture Book Structure for Writers and Illustrators.

12:-12:30pm     Lunch

12:30-12:45       Autograph Session

12:45-1:15         Editor Joanna Cardenas

A Juggling Act – Cross-Genre Writing 101

1:25-1:55pm     Agent John Cusick

After the Debut – Performing Without a Net

2:05-2:50pm     Table Topics #1

3:00-3:45pm     Table Topics #2

4:00-4:40pm     In the Spotlight – First Pages Critique

Editor Joanna Cardenas & Agent John Cusick

4:40-5pm           Closing Remarks

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