January 14, 2014
Agents Panel with Laura Biagi, Brenda Bowen and Bridget Smith
Our agents panel this year will be made up of Laura Biagi of Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency Inc., Brenda Bowen of Greenburger Associates, and Bridget Smith of Dunham Literary, Inc. Find out what each agency is looking for and how they operate. Buy tickets early as this event is sure to sell out
SCBWI Metro Special Presentation
February 4, 2014
The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter with Leonard Marcus
Join curator Leonard Marcus for an insider’s look at the making of The New York Public Library’s landmark exhibition –The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter.
SCBWI Metro "On -The-Road" in Tarrytown, NY
February 8, 2014
Man on Wire: the Importance of Narrative Tension with Sean McCarthy
Sean McCarthy began his publishing career as an editorial intern at Overlook Press before moving to the Sheldon Fogelman Agency. He worked as the submissions coordinator and permissions manager before becoming a full-time literary agent. He works on children’s books for all ages, and is actively looking to build his client list.
February 25, 2014
Heart Plus Humor Equals Comedy with Lin Oliver
Lin Oliver is a leading children’s book author and writer-producer of family films, television series and movies for children. With her co-author Henry Winkler, she writes the New York Times best-selling book series, HANK ZIPZER: WORLD’S BEST UNDERACHIEVER, which has sold almost four million copies worldwide. Lin is the co-founder, along with Stephen Mooser, of the SCBWI, an international organization of 22,000 writers, illustrators and publishers of children’s books, and serves as its Executive Director.
March 11, 2014
Illustration Agents & Art Reps Panel: Putting Your Best Portfolio Forward
Join Brooks Sherman, Literary Agent at FinePrint Literary Management, Elena Giovinazzo, Literary Agent at Pippin Properties, Inc., and Justin Rucker, Art rep at Shannon Associates who will give a brief overview of their agencies, and discuss what makes a good portfolio.
SCBWI Metro Master Class Workshop
March 15, 2014
Full day Plot Master Class for advanced writers with Cheryl Klein
A story is what happens in a book; plot is the structure of what happens in a book, as well as the techniques the author employs to control pacing, tension, character development, and reader reaction. In this master class with editor and writer Cheryl Klein.