To learn about the types of events we offer, see General Information About Events.
February 6, 2010
Intensive Illustrator Workshop with Matt Faulkner
If you're like most people, your New Year's resolution has something to do with getting back in shape. And like most people, you probably need a little nudge. Join SCBWI-MI for our upcoming Picture Book Illustration Workshop with Matt Faulkner on Saturday, February 6, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Orion Township Library in Lake Orion, MI. Open to intermediate to advanced illustrators, this workshop will focus on exercising creativity, toning up your editing expertise, and stretching your self-promotion options. Work with Matt, your own personal trainer, to strengthen your skills and add power to your illustrations.
Matt Faulkner is the illustrator of many acclaimed picture books and currently teaches illustration at the Art Academy University in San Francisco. The cost of the workshop is $80, which includes lunch. Session prerequisite: bring your best 8 illustration pieces (not originals). Topics covered include:
For questions, contact Leslie Helakoski: leslie AT helakoskibooks DOT com.
Registration form HERE.
Workshop brochure link to come.
March 5-7, 2010
It’s NETWORKS WEEKEND!
This year’s theme: Peace, Love, And Publishing will be celebrated in various locations
around Michigan during the weekend of March 5, 6, and 7th. Can you dig it?
It’s that time of year we SCBWI-MI’ers get to hang out with other dy-no-mite people who love kid’s books as much as we do. Far out! So pull out the tie-dyed t-shirts and love beads, plug in the lava lamp, and celebrate Networks Weekend 60's style! Be there or be square!
What? You want to know if someone’s hosting a Wordstock in your area? Stay tuned. Hosts' contact information will be posted early February.
If you’re interested in hosting, please contact Networks Weekend Coordinator, Julie Chase, to get all the skinny. Email: ruffdrft at gmail dot com or phone: 269-330-2366.
May 1, 2010
SCBWI-MI Spring Conference
October 8-10, 2010
Further information coming later. Coordinators: Sandy Carlson (sandycarl642 at yahoo dot com) and Randy Bulla (flyinr2001 at yahoo dot com).
Previous 2009 SCBWI-MI Events
October 2-4, 2009
Click here for a description; here for the brochure. Coordinators: Jennifer Whistler (jenniferjwhistler AT yahoo DOT com) and Julie Chase (ruffdrft AT charter DOT net). For information on scholarships to this conference, click here.
May 2, 2009
Click here for brochure. Presenters include Henry Cole, author; Lathy Landwehr, vice-president and associate publisher, Peachtree; Nancy Butts, author; Yvonne Healy, author and storyteller; and Nancy Hull, author and writing professor. Coordinators: Mindy Krasner (melkras AT earthlink DOT net) and Kris Remenar (krisis2cool4u AT yahoo DOT com). Paid manuscript critiques are also available; for important submission info and tips, click here.
May 3, 2009
Click here for brochure. Coordinators: Mindy Krasner (melkras AT earthlink DOT net) and Kris Remenar (krisis2cool4u AT yahoo DOT com).
Do you know of events of likely interest to children's authors and illustrators? Email specifics to editor@KidsBookLink.org. If you would like your event information also considered for our regional newsletter, click here.
Read about our chapter's Past Events.
-this page was updated 2 January 2010-