2014 Spring Spirit Conference

Date/Time
Date(s) - 04/05/2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location
Citrus Heights Community Center
6300 Fountain Square Dr - Citrus Heights, CA 95621


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SOLD OUT. TO RESERVE A SPOT ON THE WAITING LIST, PLEASE EMAIL US.
WE WILL CONTACT YOU IF A SPOT OPENS UP.

Our 10th annual Spring Spirit Conference showcases a new format and exciting faculty members. Instead of the usual picture book, novel, nonfiction, and illustrator tracks, we are dividing the day up with craft tracks:  Revision, Character, Plot, and Pro. Each track will include material for overlapping genres. The Pro track is specifically for published authors and illustrators or for people who want to find out more about what to expect after the contract is signed.

Conference Tuition (includes lunch, snacks, and drinks throughout the day)

SCBWI Member:  $120 ($140 after March 5)
Non-member: $140 ($165 after March 5)
Note: Sorry, no walk-ins. 

Registration is now open (see below for forms). Visit the links (above and to the right) for our faculty bios, schedule, critiques, illustrator showcase and more. Prefer a printed copy? Download our registration packet. We accept PayPal and check payments (no at-the-door registration allowed). Checks payable to SCBWI CA North/Central. Send to P.O. Box 2025, Carmichael, CA 95609.

Conference Add-Ons

1. Written manuscript critiques will be available for an extra $45 fee. You may choose your top three readers. We cannot guarantee your choices. Readers will select a few authors to meet with face-to-face on conference day. View our guidelines. SOLD OUT.

2. Face-to-face portfolio critiques will be available for an extra $45. View our guidelinesSOLD OUT.

3. Illustrator portfolio showcase — no charge. View our guidelines

Note: Assignments for written manuscript critiques and portfolio critiques based on your registration date.

Spring Spirit 2014 Faculty (read the detailed bios, too!)

Nikki Grimes, poet and author (@nikkigrimes9)

Jay Asher, young adult author (@jayasherguy)

Dan Yaccarino, author/illustrator

Susan Goldman Rubin, nonfiction author

Deborah Davis, young adult author

Annemarie O'Brien, middle-grades author (@AnnemarieOBrien)

Bitsy Kemper, author (@BitsyKemper)

Deirdre Jones, Assistant Editor, Little Brown & Company (@DeirdreEJones)

Louise May, Vice-President and Editorial Director, Lee & Low

Chad Beckerman, Creative Director, the Abrams imprints (@chadwbecks and @abramskids)

Tricia  Lawrence, agent, Erin Murphy Literary Agency (@authorblogger)

Special thanks to Kristin deNeeve for her logo design. Kristin will attend the faculty dinner on Friday, April 4 and will receive a free portfolio consultation with the art director, courtesy of California North/Central. Visit Kristin's website.

IMPORTANT: By signing up for this event, you acknowledge that audio taping, video taping and/or transmitting or aiding in the foregoing of any part of the conference (including, but not limited to, presentations, individual sessions and networking events) is prohibited. Additionally, the material in all handouts and presentations is copyrighted and may not be reprinted, blogged, written, orally transmitted, and/or reproduced without written permission of the copyright holder ONLY.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refund (less $30 processing fee) before March 5, 2014. From March 6, 2014, a 50% refund IF we can fill your spot off the waiting list. Otherwise, no refund. No refunds for manuscript or portfolio critiques.

This event is fully booked. Please contact us at canorthcentral@scbwi.org to be placed on our waiting list.