Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2017 JambaLAya Kidlit Conference 2017 (New Orleans)

Date(s) - 03/10/2017 - 03/11/2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Academy of the Sacred Heart
4521 St. Charles Avenue, - New Orleans, Louisiana 70115

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So … you have a story and want to get it published? Or, you want to learn how others got their stories and/or illustrations published? Or, you like gathering around in the company of other writers and illustrators to share insights and wisdom into the fascinating publishing world of childrens’ books?

Whatever made you click to get here, BIENVENUE! 

Executive Editor and author Cheryl Klein “The Magic Words”, YA debut author Angela Thomas “The Hate U Give,” author Whitney Stewart and Carrel Muller. Critique guests also include Editor in Chief Nina Kooij and Art Director Kevin Johnson with Pelican Publishing Co., and freelance editor Catherine Frank.

LOCATION (Changed 1 Block): 
Moved as of Feb. 1 to Academy of Sacred Heart Rosary Campus

>View the historic 1887 Rosary Campus, named to the South’s Most Beautiful High Schools 


Friday, March 10 Icebreaker ~ Kidlit Drink Night Meetup at The Columns Hotel at 5 p.m.

Saturday, March 11 Conference ~ Academy of Sacred Heart Rosary Campus registration at 8:00 a.m.

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Payment online via PayPal or by mail to: SCBWI, PO Box 6501, Metairie, LA 70009. Once you have selected the options below you will continue to payment. Click on pay by mail or pay online via Paypal. Click your choice. The first option is Pay by Mail, click on the arrow for Paypal. When you click on Paypal you will be taken to a screen where you can either (1) use your own Paypal account; or (2) pay by debit or credit card through the regional Paypal account. You do not need to open your own Paypal account. That option is last.


~ Conference Schedule, Cost & Lodging

~ Conference Faculty & Speakers

~ Manuscript Critique Information

~ Portfolio Critique & Showcase Information

~ How to Make the Most of Critique Time

~ “First Look” Writing Guidelines

~ Conference Saturday Night Dinner (optional) at Superior Seafood

~ Lodging at the Hampton Inn

~ Diversity Scholarship

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