SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2019 Miami: Picture Book Intensive Agenda

Picture Book Intensive

Jane Yolen, Heidi E.Y. Stemple, Yolanda Scott

 

9:00 – 9:15 AM       Introductions

9:15 – 10:00 AM     Jane Yolen—Write: Inspiration is all around you. Where do you find your ideas and then what do

                                you do with them?

10:00 – 10:15 AM    Writing Assignment (Jane Yolen)

10:15 – 10:45 AM    Heidi E.Y. Stemple—Revision: Now what? Strategies on how to elevate your manuscript.

10:45 – 11:00 AM     Break

11:00 – 11:30 AM     Heidi E.Y. Stemple: Continued

11:30 – 11:45 AM    Revision Assignment (Heidi Stemple)

11:45 – 12:00 PM    Q/A

12:00 – 1:00 PM       Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 PM         Yolanda Scott –The Whole Book: How understanding the book as physical art object can

                                 enhance your stories, build rapport with editors and art directors, and spice up your school visits.

2:00 – 2:15 PM        Jane Yolen: The Last Word

2:15 – 2:45 PM         Q/A

2:45 – 3:00 PM          Break

3:00 – 3:45 PM         First Page Critiques

3:45 – 4:00 PM          Q/A

HOMEWORK:

Bring a WIP to work on.

Bring a first page with no name on it, if you would like the opportunity for a possible anonymous critique in front of the group.