The Monday (August 5th) Intensives are three hour and fifteen minute sessions that offer some amazing - and unique - opportunities to go deep into your craft with powerhouse editors, publishers, agents, illustrators and authors.
For Writers, there are 24 intensives to choose from, including:
Morning Writer Intensives
Bonnie Bader: How To Hook Readers From the Beginning of Your Book So They'll Never Let Go (part one)
Bonna Bray: It's Character Building!
Ginger Clark: From Offer To Out of Print: A Step By Step Guide To The Publication Process
Julie Hedlung & Sarah Towle: Writing and Submitting Interactive Apps and Ebooks
Ari Lewin: Novel Workshop
Carolyn Mackler: Realistic Teen Fiction: A Love Story
Melissa Manlove: Piece, Part, Whole: Picture Books
Krista Marino: Plot Revision: How To Shake The Problems Out Of Your Muddled Plot
Andrea Pinkney: The Chapter One Pact
Jen Rofé: The "So What" Factor
Steve Sheinkin: Writing The NonFiction Page-Turner
Joanna Volpe: Teen Series: How To Raise The Stakes With Each Book
Henry Winkler: Improv Your Character To Life
Afternoon Writer Intensives
Bonnie Bader: How To Hook Readers From the Beginning of Your Book So They'll Never Let Go (part two, which makes this a six and a half hour intensive!)
Laurie Halse Anderson: Weaving Magic From Truth: The Research, Writing, and Ethics Of Historical Fiction
Jill Corcoran: How to Write A Query Letter
Matt de la Peña: Authentic Dialog
Emma Dryden: Revision Precision: Techniques and Approaches To Revising Your Work
Deborah Halverson: How to Build Your Own Teenager: Techniques For Writing Believable MG/YA Characters
Ari Lewin: Executing Your Fantasy Novel
Krista Marino: Important Firsts: The Importance of The First Line, First Page, and First Chapter of Your Book
Molly O'Neill: Where Does Voice Come From?
Andrea Pinkney: Making Multi-Cultural Writing Real
Jen Rofé: The "So What" Factor
Namrata Tripathi: Developing Your Dummy: An Intensive for Author/Illustrators
Andrea Welch: Ten Essential Picture Book Elements - How Does Your Manuscript Measure Up?
For Illustrators, there's a day-long program, "Where Your Illustration Style Fits In Children's Publishing" that explores the genres and gives illustrators the opportunity to have pre-conference assignments reviewed in a First Look Panel and have their work seen in the Lunchtime Showcase! The day includes:
Jannie Ho and Tom Lichtenheld: Before Picture Books: Books For Toddlers
Jessie Hartland and Dan Santat: Picture Books
Carson Ellis and Jarrett Krosoczka: Beyond Picture Books: Chapter Books, Illustrated Middle Grade & Graphic Novels
First Look Panel with Giuseppe Castellano, Allyn Johnston, Steve Malk and Kristen Nobles
Panel: Breaking Boundaries: Transcending And Redefining Genres with Donna Bray, Jarret Krosoczka and Steve Malk, moderated by Laurent Linn.
For details on all the intensives, visit scbwi.org here.
Check out the main conference Schedule (an incredible jam-packed three days), bios on the Faculty, and find all the additional conference information here.
Space in the Intensives is selling faster than any other year - so if it's something you'd like to do, register now so you get a spot!
We hope to see you there.
Illustrate and Write On,