Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators



Friday, November 13

Day One you can take at your own pace. Live sessions are reserved for the evening

12 noon CST: The website opens for attendees.  Craft Breakouts, listed below are available until November 23rd.

Secondary Characters Get the Spotlight with Sarah Aronson

Thought Bubbles, Understanding the Basics of Graphic Novel Writing with Kate Hannigan

Making Story,  Narrative Non-Fiction Picture Books with Barb Rosenstock

Illustration Breakout with Cozbi Cabrera

            Picture Book Breakout,  with Vanessa Brantley Newton

5:00 PM to 6:30 PM CST (LIVE)

1:1 Zoom conferences for those who have registered for this Extra

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM CST (Streamed)

SCBWI-IL Crystal Kite Gala



Saturday, November 14

Day Two session are ALL LIVE or STREAMED

All Chat Sessions will be recorded and after 24 hours, will be available to all attendees for viewing. Chats will be available for attendee viewing until November 23.

9:00-09:15 AM CST (Streamed)
KEYNOTE by Vanessa Brantley Newton

9:30-10:30 AM CST
Session 1 Chats (See ALL ACCESS page for details)

     11:00 AM -12:00 PM CST
      Session 2 Chats (See ALL ACCESS page for details)

12:20- 1:30 PM CST
First Pages, First Look & Voice Sessions (See ALL ACCESS page for details)

2:00-3:00 PM CST
Pitches (See ALL ACCESS page for details)

3:30-4:30 PM CST
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Social

5:00-6:00 PM CST
PAL Social

6:30-7:30 PM CST
Peer Critique Groups (See ALL ACCESS page for details)



Sunday, November 15

Day Three sessions are ALL LIVE 

10:00-11:00 AM CST
Illustration Social

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CST
Zoom  1:1 Manuscript Critiques

1:00 PM to 3:30 PM CST
10/10 Ask Me Anything Sessions

4:00 PM  to 5:00 PM CST Craft Breakout Office Hours