SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2015 SCBWI SF/South Golden Gate Conference Schedule

Below is the schedule for the SCBWI SF/South 2015 Golden Gate Conference. Subject to change.

FRIDAY, MARCH 6

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.    Registration

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.    New Members Session, Erin Dealey & Naomi Kinsman (Evergreen)

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

4:30 – 5:15 p.m.    “Seriously, Wheatbread?" The Pace of Writing and Perseverance, Jodell Sadler

5:20 – 6:15 p.m.     Round Table Critiques (Evergreen), Discussion Circles (Fred Farr Forum)

6:15 – 7:30 p.m.    Dinner (Crocker Dining Hall)

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.     KEYNOTE: Too Good for Grown-Ups: On the Art of Writing for Kids, Anne Ursu

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

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 7

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

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.     Announcements

8:45 – 9:30 a.m.    Talking with Pictures, E.B. Lewis

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.     “I Was So Surprised When My Character Said…” and Other White Lies: A Discussion On How to Write Honest Characters, Taylor Norman

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.     Break

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.    BREAKOUT A: What We Mean When We Talk About Voice, Jordan Brown / BREAKOUT B: Polishing Your Picture Book, Diane Muldrow / BREAKOUT C: Group Critique, E.B. Lewis

11:20 – 12:05 p.m.    BREAKOUT A, Polishing Your Picture Book, Diane Muldrow / BREAKOUT B: What We Mean When We Talk About Voice, Jordan Brown

12:05 – 1:30 p.m.     Lunch (Crocker Dining Hall)

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.     Revision Panel Discussion, Anne Ursu, Paul Fleischman, E.B. Lewis, Patricia Newman

2:15 – 2:45 p.m.     Ann Seaton, Hicklebee’s Books

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.    Creative Sessions, All Faculty

3:45 – 4:15 p.m.    Break and/or Creative Exploration

4:15 – 5:15 p.m.    Faculty Readings / Private viewing of portfolios by faculty judges (Evergreen)

5:15 – 6:00 p.m.    Business Panel Discussion, Jordan Brown, Diane Muldrow, Allison Moore, Taylor Norman

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

7:15 – 7:30 p.m.    Announcement of the 2015 Golden Gate Portfolio, Novel, and Picture Book Awards

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.     KEYNOTE: New Terrain, Paul Fleischman

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

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 8

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

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.     BREAKOUT A: Navigating the “New” Nonfiction: How Structure and Style Can Set Your Piece Apart, Patricia Newman / BREAKOUT B: Play Your Way to the Page: A Writer’s Workout, Naomi Kinsman

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.    Announcements

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.    Crafting Fresh Narratives Around Common Themes, Allison Moore

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.    Why You Don’t Need an Agent…Or Do You?, Laurie McLean

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.     Announcements

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

Noon            Lunch (Crocker Dining Hall) / Checkout