Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2015 Annual Spring Conference

Date(s) - 05/30/2015 - 05/31/2015
12:00 am

Holiday Inn Portland South (Wilsonville)
25425 SW 95th Ave - Wilsonville, OR 97070

Our spring 2015 conference, BOOKLANDIA,

is a conference you'll want to book!

Saturday and Sunday, May 30 & 31, 2015


Art created by Chris Purdin.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN. Please mark your choices carefully when you register; it makes more work for us if we have to make changes manually. The system will not let you make changes once you go to the pay screen.

NEW – Guide to Portland


Saturday – Conference – General and Breakout Session – 8:15 to 6:20 (opening session at 9:15, final session ends at 6:20), PARTY (optional) – 6:30 to 8:30.
Sunday – Intensives* – 8:15 to 6:30 (opening session at 9:30, final session ends at 6:30)

You may book your reservation for one day or for both. No matter which day you come, you're invited to attend Saturday night's party! (6:30 to 8:30)

2015-Conference-SAT-Schedule.doc or 2015-Conference-SAT-Schedule.pdf

2015-Conference-SUN-Schedule.doc or 2015-Conference-SUN-Schedule.pdf

Bookstore will be open on both days – see the schedules for times. We take checks and cash. No credit cards, sorry.

Faculty – Faculty Bios

We have a great group of faculty members:

Deirdre Jones, editor
Kendra Levin, editor
Laura Whitaker, editor

Kerry Sparks, agent
Lori Kilkelly, agent
Paul Rodeen, agent and President/Founder of Rodeen Literary Management
Patti Ann Harris, art director
Lin Oliver, author and SCBWI Executive Director
Peter Brown, author/illustrator
Richard Peck, author and Newbery Award Winner
Ruth Musgrave, author
Cat Winters, author
Sue Ford, author
Stephanie Shaw, author

Cidney Swanson, author

WOW!  What a lineup! 

Special Opportunities*

MUST PREREGISTER for any of these opportunities.

One-on-One Manuscript Consultations – $40 – deadline to submit April 1st – click on link for details. Deadline Past!
One-on-One Portfolio Reviews – $40 – click on link for details. Portfolio Reviews are Sold Out!
Juried Art Show – $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers – click on link for details.
Special Intensives – First Page Critiques for picture books and novels, Roundtable Critiques for writers, and First Glance Look for illustrators – free with Sunday registration – click on link for details. Roundtable Critiques are Sold Out!
2014-15 PAL Celebration PowerPoint Show – click for details.
PAL Book Sales at our Bookstore – click for details.
Illustrator Intensive Homework – click for details. Participant spots are Sold Out! Observers still welcome.

Continuing Education credits through PSU – must attend one of the early morning sessions on Saturday or Sunday at the conference and register for the Writing to Get Published course at Portland State University–course will be listed in their spring catalog.  Contact Kim Kasch with questions:



Expired March 15th




Members – registration opened January 31, 2015




Non-members – registration opened February 15, 2015
















Note: You do not have to have a PayPal account to pay online–just a debit or credit card. If you do not want to pay online, send a check asap to: SCBWI Oregon, PO Box 990, Mulino, OR 97024-0990. Your registration will be complete once we receive your check. Until then you could lose your spot for special opportunities.


REFUNDS: Consultation and review fees are nonrefundable. No refunds for conference or intensives after May 15th. A $15.00 handling fee will be retained on all refunds.

HOTEL INFORMATION: If you want to stay overnight, make your reservations directly with the hotel itself. Click here for details.

*Don't forget to check the deadlines for any special opportunities! Also, if you sign up for an Intensive, there may be homework. (You can also get to the special opportunities or see Faculty info, etc. in the menu box on the top right.)