SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Storytime – Picture Book Intensive – May 2019

Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/18/2019
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location
TaborSpace, The Dining Room
5441 SE Belmont Street - Portland, OR 97215


A one-day event for writers and writer/illustrators of picture books.

This event is limited to 80 attendees. Cost is $80 Members/$110 Nonmembers through March 27, 2019; $90 Members/$120 Nonmembers after. Registration opens March 6, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. Registration closes May 11, 2019. No refunds after May 4, 2019.* No refunds on consultations. 

Coffee and tea will be provided in the morning. Lunch will be a sandwich and salad buffet.

We will be offering a limited number of one-on-one consultations during the workshops. Manuscript consultations are $50 each. You must select this option by April 3rd when you register. Attendees who sign up for a consultation may submit one full picture book manuscript. Manuscripts must be received by April 5th (not postmarked). See more details here or follow the link in the tan box above.


FACULTY

Simon Boughton, Publishing Director, Norton Young Readers, W.W. Norton & Company
Nancy Paulsen, President and Publisher, Nancy Paulsen Books, Penguin
Laurel Symonds, Agent, The Bent Agency
JaNay Brown-Wood, Author and Educator

Bios here or click on the link in the tan box in the upper right corner.


WORKSHOPS – more coming soon

Accepted for Publication!

Speaker: Simon Boughton

An editor and publisher’s view of the decision to publish — what do I look for in a picture book, and how do I make a case for acquiring it? The first part touches on the craft of making a distinctive book: what’s essential, and what makes a book stand out? The second part covers the acquisition process and the business considerations that lie behind publishing decisions, and includes an interactive presentation of a book p&l.

Creating Eye-opening Picture Books that Work on Many Levels

Speaker: Nancy Paulsen

Let’s Talk Picture Books: The Art of Crafting and Revising Books for Children

Speaker: JaNay Brown-Wood

In this presentation we will review the basics of picture books (format, type, word count, etc.), as well as elements of a story that move the reader through a strong narrative arc. Additionally, we will look critically at what makes a good picture book and then analyze our own work to see where we can revise and strengthen our manuscripts. Attendees are asked to bring 1-2 work-in-progress manuscripts printed out and ready for revision, and/or 1-2 of their own ideas for picture books to begin drafting or writing. This presentation is geared at helping attendees understand picture books as a whole and then begin crafting and revising their work to really make their manuscripts shine!

Picture Books as Physical Objects: How Readers Interact with Your Text

Speaker: Laurel Symonds

The youngest of readers interact with picture books in very physical ways—and we’re not just talking about chewing the cardboard or ripping out pages! We’ll consider how interactive elements, line breaks, page turns, and other techniques enhance the reading experience.


SCHOLARSHIPS

SCBWI Oregon is offering two $80 scholarships for this event. The deadline to apply is March 4, 2019. Go to our Scholarships page for the application form and instructions.


PROBLEMS REGISTERING?

Contact Sue Ford at suhligford@gmail.com.

QUESTIONS?

Contact Laura Byrd, Co-RA, oregon-ra2@scbwi.org.

*we retain a $15 handling fee on cancellations

Are you a member of SCBWI?


Did you know that SCBWI members always receive a discount on events?

Whether Regional events or the International Conference, all members receive a discount.

Are you a member of SCBWI?  

If so, please log in before continuing with your event registration.

If not, please consider becoming a member.  Click here to learn about membership benefits.

Thank you,
SCBWI

Event Registration

General Information Required Fields*

Ticket Information

Early Bird Non-Member Ticket - $110.00


Early Bird Member Ticket - $80.00

This price is only available for SCBWI members.

For SCBWI members


The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy
To register for an SCBWI event, you are required to acknowledge our Anti-Harassment Policy.
Scroll to the bottom to read the policy.

You will then be able to click the checkbox indicating that you have read our policy.

 

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is dedicated to providing a safe and harassment-free environment for all of its members and will take any and all necessary steps to address and prevent harassment at events associated with SCBWI. Harassment under this policy may include verbal comments, written comments, displayed images, or behaviors such as intimidation, stalking, body policing, unwelcome photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention or advances, and bullying or coercion.

 

The SCBWI Member Anti-Harassment Policy applies to all situations of harassment or intimidation at any SCBWI Event. An “SCBWI Event” is any event, meeting or activity that is authorized by an SCBWI Regional Manager to be sponsored by, or affiliated with, SCBWI. SCBWI events may include, if properly authorized by an SCBWI Regional Manager, the Annual Summer Conference in Los Angeles, the Annual Winter Conference in New York, regional conferences, meetings and meet-ups. This SCBWI Member Anti-Harassment Policy also applies to “SCBWI On-Line Interactions,” which include communications and content posted on, or directed towards, SCBWI’s Social Media accounts or sent through any of the communication tools available on SCBWI’s website, www.scbwi.org. SCBWI’s Social Media accounts under this policy include the official SCBWI accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and LinkedIn.

 

 

Code of Conduct

All participants in SCBWI Events and SCBWI On-Line Interactions, including faculty, staff, and attendees, are required to comply with the following anti-harassment code of conduct. The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits harassment, including but not limited to the following behaviors:

  • intimidation, stalking, or following.
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events.
  • Inappropriate physical contact.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Abusive verbal comments.
  • Quid pro quo– sexual harassment that occurs when one in an authority position requests sex or a sexual relationship in exchange for professional consideration or favors.
  • Harassment does not include respectful disagreement or reasonable and respectful critique made in good faith. SCBWI continues to welcome and appreciate presentation of appropriate controversial ideas, free speech, and creative artistic expression. SCBWI encourages members to hold one another accountable to the Code of Conduct as stated in this part of the Policy and to take the perspectives of others seriously when a disagreement arises.

 

Reporting Procedures

Any person who believes there has been a violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy can report the offense in one or all of the following ways:

  • Certain SCBWI Events, including the Annual Summer Conference in Los Angeles and the Annual Winter Conference in New York, will designate one or more Safety Team Members who will be available during the conference to provide a safe space for members to report an incident. The Safety Team Member will report directly to the conference director or regional advisor in charge.
  • A complainant may submit a complaint under this policy to the Director of Community Marketing and Engagement, the Director of Illustration and Artist Programs and/or your Regional Manager.
  • SCBWI has a dedicated email address for reporting any potential incident of harassment under this policy. Anyone who chooses to report an incident can find the Anti-Harassment Report Form on the SCBWI website (About > Anti-Harassment) or use the following link: https://www.scbwi.org/anti-harassment-report-form/. Reports should include the substance of the complaint, date, and whenever possible, a list of witnesses or a reference to the relevant URLs, if the offense occurred through an SCWBI On-Line Interaction.

 

SCBWI will investigate all complaints subject to the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy. If the policy applies, SCBWI will investigate the matter and take whatever action is necessary and appropriate to prevent a recurrence and protect the environment at SCWBI Events. If a complaint is made anonymously, please note that SCBWI will not be able to follow up on an anonymous report with the complainant directly, as SCBWI will not have contact information for the anonymous complainant. Moreover, anonymous complaints may hinder SCBWI’s ability to investigate the complaint.  SCBWI will take steps to protect the confidentiality of the complaint, to the extent possible.  However, complete confidentiality may not be possible in all circumstances.  SCBWI will make every attempt to respond to a named complainant in a timely fashion.

If appropriate, SCBWI may report the incident to local authorities.

 

Non-Retaliation

The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits retaliation against a member of the SCBWI community for reporting harassment, intimidation or discrimination, or for participating in an investigation relating to any complaint made under this policy. The sanctions for retaliation are the same sanctions available to address any other violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy.

 

Sanctions

SCBWI takes all allegations of harassment seriously. Complaints will be investigated by SCWBI if they fall within the scope of SCWBI’s Anti-Harassment Policy. Depending on the results of the investigation, SCWBI will determine whether a sanction is appropriate.

 

Sanctions for faculty, speakers, staff or board members may include any of the following:

 

  • warning the party involved that the particular behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;
  • immediate removal from a particular event;
  • denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a temporary or permanent basis;
  • withholding of a contracted honorarium;
  • prohibition from future speaking engagements;
  • prohibition from future faculty appointments;
  • expulsion from SCBWI; and/or
  • removal from the Board of Advisors or Board of Directors, when appropriate.

 

Sanctions for attendees, members, and guests can include any of the following:

  • warning the party involved that specified behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;
  • immediate removal from a particular event, without refund;
  • denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a permanent or temporary basis;
  • termination of SCBWI membership, without refund; and/or
  • prohibition of future SCBWI membership.

 

If the conduct at issue involves one of SCBWI’s employees, SCBWI will handle utilize whatever corrective action is appropriate based on the result of the investigation and subject to SCBWI employment policies and practices.

 

Confidentiality

SCBWI will make every reasonable effort to conduct all investigations into allegations of harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in a manner that will protect the confidentiality of all parties and witnesses. Notwithstanding the above, confidentiality is not absolute, and those with a legitimate business reason to know and be informed of the allegations will be so informed. Parties to the complaint should treat the matter under investigation with discretion and respect the reputation of all parties involved.

 

   

If you wish to file a complaint or an anonymous complaint, CLICK HERE to access the Anti-harassment Report Form.

 

If you have questions regarding this policy, you may send an email to info@scbwi.org. Please include the words "anti-harassment policy" in the subject line.

I have read and accepted the SCBWI Anti-Harassment policy.