Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

A Novel Idea – April 2019

Date(s) - 04/13/2019
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Norse Hall
111 NE 11th Ave - Portland, OR 97232

logo by Nicole Roberts

Join us for a full day of workshops, one-on-one critiques and a panel discussion about middle grade and young adult novels, featuring editor Camille Kellogg from HarperCollins, agent Moe Ferrara from Bookends Literary Agency, YA author Fonda Lee and MG author Cindy Baldwin.

A limited number of one-on-one consultations with our faculty will take place during the workshops. Manuscript consultations are $50 each. The deadline for manuscripts to be received is March 3rd. Sign up when you register, first-come, first-served.

This event is limited to 70 attendees.

Note: There will be books for sale at this event. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards with a nominal fee.


Camille Kellogg, Editorial Assistant at HarperCollins
Moe Ferrara, Agent at Bookends Literary
Fonda Lee, YA author
Cindy Baldwin, MG Author

Bios and photos coming soon.


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Sign up when you register, first-come, first-served. You’ll choose your consultant when you register. Be sure to read all information in the tan box before you register! Must sign up for a consultation by March 1st. Manuscripts MUST BE RECEIVED BY MARCH 3rd. (Not postmarked.) Consultation fees are nonrefundable.


Registration opens on January 31st. Early Bird Registration ends on February 21st. Registration closes April 1st at 11:59 pm. No refunds after April 6th. We retain a 15% cancellation fee.


  by February 21st February 22nd – April 1st
Consultations – optional*
Members $100 $110 $50
Non-Members $120 $130 $60

Fee includes coffee and tea in the morning and lunch.

*Consultation fees are nonrefundable.

SCBWI Oregon is offering two $100 scholarships for this event. Deadline to apply is January 28th. Go to our Scholarships page for the application form and instructions.


Contact Laura Byrd, CO-RA, at

Having problems registering? Contact Sue Ford at or 913-530-8309.