Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Exclusive TEAM BLOG Interview: Charles Flowers, Director of the Lambda Literary Foundation

Visit Lee Wind's blog for another exclusive SCBWI TEAM BLOG Blog interview. Today Lee shares a conversation with Lambda Literary Foundation Director Charles Flowers.

Charles will be the special guest at a GLBTQ Poolside Lunch Chat on Friday August 7th during the upcoming 38th Annual SCBWI Summer Conference in L.A.

Look for more exclusive TEAM BLOG pre-conference coverage. (Check here for links and follow us on twitter for updates.)

You can still register for the August event. Click here for details.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Exclusive TEAM BLOG Interview: Ellen Hopkins

Be sure to visit Lee Wind's blog today to read his terrific interview with SCBWI Summer Conference keynote speaker Ellen Hopkins.

And be sure to check out all the TEAM BLOG blogger's sites between now and the conference (which starts August 7) for more exclusive interviews, features and scoop. (You can find the TEAM BLOG blogroll on the right of this blog.)

You can still register for the event, full- or part-time. Click here for the registration page.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Part-time Registration for LA Conference Open Online

If you don't have the time (or the funds) to attend the entire SCBWI 38th Annual Summer Conference, there is an option to attend part-time.

You can quickly register online as a part-time attendee and there are a number of great one-day and two-day options. There are excellent sessions each day of the conference as wall as special events, so you can't go wrong with whatever you pick. Here's what you can choose from:

Friday, 8/7/2009 Registration - Non-Member - $200
Full-day Friday Registration

Saturday, 8/8/2009 Registration - Non-Member - $200
Full-day Saturday Registration

Sunday, 8/9/2009 Registration - Non-Member - $200
Full-day Sunday registration. Does NOT include a ticket to the Golden Kite Luncheon. Tickets to the Golden Kite luncheon are $75 each and must be purchased separately.

Monday, 8/10/2009 Registration - Non-Member - $200
Full-day Monday Registration

Friday/Saturday Registration - Non-Member - $400
Friday/Saturday, 2-Day Registration

Saturday/Sunday Registration - Non-Member - $400
Saturday/Sunday, 2-Day Registration. Does NOT include a ticket to the Golden Kite Luncheon.

Sunday/Monday Registration - Non-Member - $400
Sunday/Monday, 2-Day Registration. Does NOT include a ticket to the Golden Kite Luncheon.

Click here for the conference registration page. Hope to see you there! And don't forget--you can read about any conference happenings you miss right here on the conference blog.

Monday, July 20, 2009

SCBWI TEAM BLOG Keynote Speaker Interviews

Today blogger Lee Wind offers a great interview with Holly Black, one of the terrific keynote speakers for the upcoming SCBWI Annual Summer Conference. Also check out Paul Yoo's interviews with keynoters Ingrid Law and Betty Birney. There will be more interviews with SCBWI conference keynote speakers from TEAM BLOG between now and the event. (Of course we'll link to them when they're posted.)

And for those of you who still may be thinking about registering for the event but haven't yet, read Suzanne Young's post featuring feedback from three first-time conference goers.

Also be sure to follow SCBWI TEAM BLOG on Twitter (because when we're not blogging, we'll be tweeting):

Monday, July 13, 2009

PROtrack Shoot: Great New Option for PROtrack Attendees of the SCBWI Summer Conference

PROtrack Shoot is an exciting new option for everyone attending the SCBWI Summer Conference who is eligible for the **PROtrack.

SCBWI is setting up a space at the L.A. conference where PROtrack attendees can tape and upload two minutes of their classroom presentation for the new searchable speaker’s bureau. The fee is just $25 for this service.

Interested PROtrack conference-goers can simply follow this link, fill out a form, pay the fee, and you'll be scheduled for a 20-minute block of time to shoot your presentation. The video will be uploaded to your profile at the new SCBWI Online Speaker's Bureau, where teachers and librarians will be able to search for authors and illustrators who make classroom visits.

Click here to sign up.

** This special track is only open to published writers and illustrators and offers 8 targeted courses plus a Saturday “How Published Authors and Illustrators Can Work with Booksellers” luncheon. The SCBWI will also host a reception in your honor on Friday evening where one of your titles will be on sale to conference participants.