SCBWI: LA Writer's Day 2019

Event date: 
Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 8:00am
Event address: 
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 North Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049


The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Los Angeles chapter will host:

Who’s Reading? Keeping It Fresh for Today’s Generation

Take it up a notch in craft and career at Writers Day 2019.

Knowing your target audience sounds simple but are you really in touch with today’s readers – and editors? Our faculty will share insights, knowledge and advice to keep pace with those savvy end-users. Join us for a morning of keynotes and a panel and an afternoon of informational breakouts.

This event is perfect for local aspiring authors and illustrators who want to learn the secrets to get their big publishing break. 

It’s a jam-packed day with a morning of inspirational keynotes and an afternoon of informational breakouts. Add to that the opportunity for:

1. Written faculty review of your first 10 pages ($45 fee, deadline January 6th, 2019)
2. A free, pre-conference contest (deadline January 4th, 2019)
3. Instagram contest
4. Door prizes
5. Free parking
6. Lunch included

Keynote Speakers:

Frances Gilbert

Dear Author: This Is Why I Rejected Your Manuscript
Learn from an editor the many reasons why picture book manuscripts get rejected – some of which you can address in your writing and pitches, some of which are entirely out of your hands. We all get rejected – now learn the real reason why!

Tamora Pierce

Teen Readers Are Infectious
How books are spread among families and friendships

Cornelia Funke

A Conversation with Cornelia Funke
Your chance to chat with this award-winning author, illustrator and philanthropist.

To register or for additional information, refer to the official SCBWI Los Angeles website

Once Upon a Time is proudly supplying the books for this wonderful writing event.

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