- See the full conference schedule
- Check out Debbie Ridpath Ohi’s always evergreen conference tips
- Follow the conference hashtag: #NY19SCBWI
- Learn more about the Golden Kite Winners
- Free Diversity Social on 2/9: info
- Not attending? Tune into the Golden Kite Gala live on FB this Friday
- Also follow along on the conference blog
Many congrats to local member Veera Hiranandani, who received the 2019 Newbery Honor for her middle grade novel, The Night Diary. She was in great company — see the full list of SCBWI members who won awards at ALA.
Veera will be in conversation with middle grade authors at Dobbs Ferry Library on Sunday, 2/10 in a discussion titled: How Identity and Community Inspired 3 Authors’ Writings.
Congrats to the Golden Kite and Sid Fleischman award winners! Click here for the full list.
Submissions and proposals for children’s authors and illustrators interested in participating in next year’s Maplewood South Orange Book Festival are open until January 4. Click here for more info.
By Janae Marks
On Saturday, November 17th, the SCBWI Westchester chapter hosted award-winning children’s/YA author and former publicist Susanna Reich for an informative workshop at the First Baptist Church in White Plains. Both published and pre-published writers and illustrators benefited from the information Susanna shared about how to market your book and work with a publicist. Even if you don’t have a book deal yet, there are things you can do right now to prepare for when you do.
Do you know a student who would benefit from attending this year’s Winter Conference in New York? Each year the SCBWI sponsors two student writer scholarships for full-time university students in an English or Creative Writing program — applications are due on 11/26. Click here for more information.