2017 Golden Gate Conference Schedule

Below is the 34th Annual Golden Gate Conference Schedule. Subject to change. All events are located in the Fred Farr Forum unless noted otherwise.

FRIDAY, MARCH 3

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.    Registration

2:45 – 3:40 p.m.    New Members Session with Naomi Kinsman and Lea Lyon (Evergreen)

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.     CONFERENCE KICK-OFF

4:30 – 5:15 p.m.    The Most Dangerous Book, Daniel Nayeri

5:20 – 6:20 p.m.     Round Table Consultations (Evergreen and Oak Shelter), Discussion Circles (Fred Farr Forum)

6:20 – 7:30 p.m.    Dinner (Crocker Dining Hall)

7:30 – 8:45 p.m.     THREE KEYNOTES

                This Is What Failure Looks Like, Evelyn Skye

                Level Up: Gaining Strength for Survival In the Kid Lit Universe, Tim McCanna

                Write the Story That Only You Can Write, Stacey Lee

                Presentation of the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award

8:45 – 9:30 p.m.    Portfolio Show, Cocktail Party & Mingling, Local Author Book Sales

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 4

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.     Breakfast, Crocker Dining Hall

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.     Creating a Personal Brand and Marketing Your Books Via Social Media, Evelyn Skye

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.    Brains, Brawn, and Beauty: Everything It Takes To Make a Picture Book, Tim McCanna, Sylvie Frank, Caryn Wiseman

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.     Break 

10:30 – 12:00 p.m.    MASTER CLASSES    
The Anatomy of a Giggle: Humor and Writing Funny, Molly Burnham, Fred Farr Forum
Creating Picture Book Biographies: Finding the Heart of Your Story
Don Tate, Evergreen

12:05 – 1:15 p.m.     Lunch, Crocker Dining Hall

1:15 – 2:00 p.m.     A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To Your Picture Book: Embracing the Creative Paths to Publication, Naomi Kirsten

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.    Plot Problems? No Problem!, Carrie Howland

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.    Break, Private viewing of portfolios by faculty judges, Evergreen

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.    Creative Sessions

4:15 – 5:00 p.m.    Creating a Character to Fall in Love With, Tricia Lawrence

5:00 – 5:45 p.m.    Finding the Hook: Telling Stories That Just So Happen To Be True, Sylvie Frank

6:00 – 7:15 p.m.     Dinner, Crocker Dining Hall 

7:15 – 7:30 p.m.    Announcement of the 6th Annual Golden Gate Writer’s Award and the Portfolio Best In Show 

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.     KEYNOTE: The Journey: My Path to Publication, Don Tate 

8:30 – 9:30 p.m.    Faculty Book Signings

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 5

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.     Breakfast, Crocker Dining Hall

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.     Announcements

8:45 – 9:15 a.m.    Discussing Diversity, Jewell Parker Rhodes, Stacey Lee, Daniel Nayeri, Joanna Bradshaw

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.    The Why of Revision, Caryn Wiseman

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.    Break, Check-out Time 

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.    KEYNOTE: Octopuses, Platypuses, and Humans: Evolution and Finding Our Hearts, Molly Burnham

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.     Wrap-Up

11:30 – 12:00 p.m     Commitment Ceremony

Noon               Lunch (Crocker Dining Hall) and Checkout