SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

JambaLAya KidLit Conference 2020 – Editors Day in New Orleans

Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/20/2020 - 03/22/2020
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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


CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19.

REFUNDS ARE FORTHCOMING. ALL ATTENDEES SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED AN EMAIL. CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR EMAIL > louisianamississippi-ra@scbwi.org

Due to the concern regarding COVID-19 and travel for conference and attendees, and after consultation with our SCBWI Headquarters in California, we have reached the conclusion to CANCEL our conference.

Best wishes for everyone’s health,
Cheryl, Sarah, Gary and Denise (team SCBWI La/Ms)


March 22-22, 2020

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So … you have a children’s 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 in the company of colleagues to share insights and wisdom into the fascinating world of children’s books?

Whatever made you click to get here, BIENVENUE! And be sure to check out last year’s portfolio showcase winner and conference illustrator’s work, Drew Beech, by visiting instagram @danadrewbeech


FACULTY:

• Sylvie Frank, Senior Editor at Paula Wiseman Books (Simon & Schuster). A limited number of in-person consultations are offered.
• Weslie Turner, Associate Editor at Imprint (Macmillan). A limited number of in-person consultations are offered.
• Talia Benamy, Associate Editor at Philomel (Penguin). A limited number of in-person consultations are offered.
• Kristen Nobles (Offsite), Publisher/Editor/Art Director at Page Street Kids. A limited number of by-phone consultations of digital portfolios are offered.
• Nina Kooij, Editor-in-Chief at Arcadia/Pelican Publishing Company. A limited number of in-person consultations are offered.
• Catherine Frank, Editor (freelance) at Catherine Frank Editorial and former Executive Editor at Viking. A limited number of in-person consultations are offered.
• Marti Dumas, author/podcaster/blogger.

• Denise McConduit, picture book author.
• Leslie Staub, author/illustrator. 2017 Golden Kite honoree and 2018 Golden Judge.


OVERVIEW:

Friday, March 20 ~ Writing Master Class by SYLVIE FRANK <<Picture Books>> at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, 5256 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA at 2:00 p.m. (Optional $75; space is limited.)

Friday, March 20~ Writing Master Class by WESLIE TURNER <<MG/YA>> in the Hospitality Room of The Garden District Hampton Inn at 2:00 p.m. (Optional $75; space is limited.)

Friday, March 20 Icebreaker ~ KidLit Drink Night Meetup at The Columns Hotel at 5:15 p.m. Cash bar. (Open to all)

Saturday, March 21 JambaLAya KidLit Conference ~ Academy of Sacred Heart Rosary Campus general registration at 8:00 a.m.

Saturday, March 21 Conference Dinner ~ at Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar, immediately following the conference. (Optional $40; space is limited.)

Sunday, March 22 PRO Meeting <<PAL + Full Members>> in the Hospitality Room of The Garden District Hampton Inn at 9:00 a.m. (Optional $10; space is limited.)

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TO REGISTER:

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For Critiques:

You may only register for one consultation from an editor. However, author/illustrators who are having a portfolio review with ART DIRECTOR may also register for one editor critique.