SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2018 Golden Gate Conference Schedule

Below is the 2018 Golden Gate Conference Schedule. Subject to change. All events are located in the Fred Farr Forum unless noted otherwise. (I)=Illustrator Track sessions

FRIDAY, MARCH 9

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Registration

2:45 – 3:40 p.m. New Members Session with Danielle Sunshine, Naomi Kinsman, and Colette Weil Parenello, Oak Shelter

3:45 – 4:30 p.m. CONFERENCE KICK-OFF

4:30 – 5:15 p.m. Be the Hero of Your Writing Process, Kendra Levin

5:20 – 6:20 p.m. Round Table Consultations, Evergreen and Oak Shelter

Creative Session: Play Your Way to the Page with Naomi Kinsman,Fred Farr Forum

(I) Fireside Chat with Christy Hale and Sue Rankin-Pollard, Social Hall Fireplace

6:20 – 7:20 p.m. Dinner, Crocker Dining Hall

7:30 – 8:45 p.m. THREE KEYNOTES

Everything Has Its Season, and That’s True For Our Own Work, Marilyn Hilton

I’m Not Sure ‘Balance’ Is the Right Word, Mike Jung

Balancing Like a FUNambulist, Christy Hale

Presentation of the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award

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

Local Author Book Sales

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 10

7:00 – 7:30 a.m. Guided beach walk (optional), meets at boardwalk entry

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

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Announcements

8:45 – 9:30 a.m. Everything In Its Right Place, Sean McCarthy

9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Own Voices Panel, Vanessa Brantley Newton, Linda Camacho, Marissa Moss, Mike Jung, led by Joanna Bradshaw

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 – 12:00 p.m. MASTER CLASSES
Voice, Character, and Viewpoint, Gennifer Choldenko, Fred Farr Forum
(I) The Art of Self-Care, Vanessa Brantley Newton, Oak Shelter

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch, Crocker Dining Hall

1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Writing Middle Grade Novels, Marilyn Hilton, Mike Jung, led by Kristi Wright

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.  (I) Pre-paid Illustrator Roundtables, Oak Shelter

2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Powerful Plotting: The Engine That Drives Your Book, Fiona Kenshole

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Break
Brain Dance, mindful stretching led by Lynne Ann Biscay

3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Critique Connect, Peer Critique Group meetings with Lynne Ann Biscay and Joanna Bradshaw, Fred Farr Forum

Author Roundtable Consultations, Evergreen

Private viewing of portfolios by faculty judges, Oak Shelter

Headshot photography sessions with Di Starr, location TBA

(I) Creative Session: Less is More: Creating a Graphic Novel Story with Kenton Hoppas, Location TBA

4:15 – 5:00 p.m. Persistence: How To Keep Going In This Tough Business, Linda Camacho
(I) Hands-On Mixed Media Workshop, Christy Hale, Evergreen

5:00 – 5:15 p.m. Break

5:15 – 6:00 p.m. Achieving the Perfect Balance: Text and Art in Picture Books, Neal Porter

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

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

7:30 – 8:30 p.m. KEYNOTE: Diversity Designed by Adversity, Vanessa Brantley Newton

8:30 – 9:30 p.m. Faculty Book Signings, Master Works Display

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 11

7:00 – 7:30 a.m. Optional Yoga/Stretch led by Julie Bayless, bring your own mat to Fred Farr Forum

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

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Announcements

8:45 – 9:15 a.m. Agent Panel with Q&A, Linda Camacho, Sean McCarthy, Fiona Kenshole, led by Danielle Sunshine

9:15 – 10:00 a.m. History as Story: Non-fiction in Chidren’s Books, Marissa Moss

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

10:15 – 11:15 a.m. KEYNOTE: Feeding Your Inner Elephant, Gennifer Choldenko

11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Wrap-Up

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

Noon       Lunch (Crocker Dining Hall) and Checkout

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Headshot photography sessions with Di Starr, location TBA