SCBWI

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Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI-IL Food For Thought: Leave Them Wanting More

Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/03/2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm



SCBWI-IL PAL and Published Members,
 join us for a Food for Thought presentation
with Erin Nuttall and Anne-Marie Strohman

 

 

Food for Thought is occasional programming for
Independently & PAL Published SCBWI Members

 

 

Leave them Wanting More: Connect with Your Audience through Emotionally Powerful Readings
Reading aloud is part of an author or illustrator’s professional practice, whether at school visits, book launches, book festivals, or other events. The pandemic has brought new opportunities to share our work with readers on multiple platforms. This webinar will empower you to use well-chosen readings to engage your listeners’ emotions in both in-person and online settings. We will cover readings from beginning to end: how to identify what to read, how to prepare the piece to fit time constraints, and tips for reading both in person and online. Through learning how to prepare your work and yourself, you will be able to approach your readings with confidence.

 

PRESENTERS

Anne-Marie Strohman
Anne-Marie Strohman writes stories for young readers of all ages. She has taught writing at the college level, as well as workshops in writing for children. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is an active member of SCBWI. She writes for and edits the blog KidLit Craft (www.kidlitcraft.com) and works as a freelance writer and editor. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family, where she enjoys swimming, hiking, and learning to play the banjo.

 

 

 

Erin Nuttall
Erin Nuttall holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is an active member of SCBWI and ALAN. She has taught children and adults extensively in volunteer organizations, as well as internationally for a billion-dollar corporation, and most enjoys teaching concrete tools that address specific concerns. She lives outside of Chicago with her family where she writes stories for middle grade and young adult readers that offer a humorous take on friendship, identity, feminism, and romance.

 

 


Rebecca Siegel, FFT Coordinator, SCBWI-IL PAL & Published Team

Rebecca Siegel has a masters degree in English Literature from Loyola University, Chicago. She has worked in children’s publishing for over a decade, and has two Middle Grade books out this year: TO FLY AMONG THE STARS (Scholastic) and MAYFLOWER (Quarto). To learn more, visit RebeccaSiegel.org.

 

 

 

 

FREE REGISTRATION: Open to PAL and Full (Independently Published) SCBWI Members

Have a signed contract or published book / article? Upgrade your member status to PAL or FULL Member!
Remember, upgrading your SCBWI Member Status to PAL or FULL is as easy as a few clicks! If you’ve signed a contract for an upcoming PAL book or magazine article or have published an independent book, log into www.scbwi.org and go to your MEMBER PROFILE page.  Here, you can upload your new title into the bookstore.  This will automatically upgrade your member status to PAL or Full!  Take advantage of all that your SCBWI membership has to offer and update your member status for FREE by logging into your SCBWI MEMBER PROFILE today!

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SCBWI Membership Levels & PAL Request Form

Member Status Questions?: Email Sarah Aronson your  PAL & Published Coordinator
FFT Program Questions?: Email Rebecca Siegel your Food for Thought Coordinator, part of the PAL & Published Volunteer Team

 


REGISTRATION

FREE PAL & Full (Independently Published) Member registration open through Thursday, October 1:

— JOIN SCBWI or RENEW TODAY before registering.
— Please review PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT & POLICIES, prior to registration.  By registering, you agree to comply with our policies.

— If you are not a PAL or FULL Member, no ticket will appear—See FREE REGISTRATION, above to upgrade member status.
— Please add SCBWI.org to you safe senders list. Registered attendees will be sent a link to join in the program one day before the event.
— If you do not receive a link by the morning of October 3, email the Registrar.

— This is a live event. A recording will be available for one week after the event.
— Registration Questions?: Email the Registrar, Deborah Topolski, Co-RA

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The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is dedicated to providing a safe and harassment-free environment for all of its members and will take any and all necessary steps to address and prevent harassment at events associated with SCBWI. Harassment under this policy may include verbal comments, written comments, displayed images, or behaviors such as intimidation, stalking, body policing, unwelcome photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention or advances, and bullying or coercion.

 

The SCBWI Member Anti-Harassment Policy applies to all situations of harassment or intimidation at any SCBWI Event. An “SCBWI Event” is any event, meeting or activity that is authorized by an SCBWI Regional Manager to be sponsored by, or affiliated with, SCBWI. SCBWI events may include, if properly authorized by an SCBWI Regional Manager, the Annual Summer Conference in Los Angeles, the Annual Winter Conference in New York, regional conferences, meetings and meet-ups. This SCBWI Member Anti-Harassment Policy also applies to “SCBWI On-Line Interactions,” which include communications and content posted on, or directed towards, SCBWI’s Social Media accounts or sent through any of the communication tools available on SCBWI’s website, www.scbwi.org. SCBWI’s Social Media accounts under this policy include the official SCBWI accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and LinkedIn.

 

 

Code of Conduct

All participants in SCBWI Events and SCBWI On-Line Interactions, including faculty, staff, and attendees, are required to comply with the following anti-harassment code of conduct. The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits harassment, including but not limited to the following behaviors:

  • intimidation, stalking, or following.
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events.
  • Inappropriate physical contact.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Abusive verbal comments.
  • Quid pro quo– sexual harassment that occurs when one in an authority position requests sex or a sexual relationship in exchange for professional consideration or favors.
  • Harassment does not include respectful disagreement or reasonable and respectful critique made in good faith. SCBWI continues to welcome and appreciate presentation of appropriate controversial ideas, free speech, and creative artistic expression. SCBWI encourages members to hold one another accountable to the Code of Conduct as stated in this part of the Policy and to take the perspectives of others seriously when a disagreement arises.

 

Reporting Procedures

Any person who believes there has been a violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy can report the offense in one or all of the following ways:

  • Certain SCBWI Events, including the Annual Summer Conference in Los Angeles and the Annual Winter Conference in New York, will designate one or more Safety Team Members who will be available during the conference to provide a safe space for members to report an incident. The Safety Team Member will report directly to the conference director or regional advisor in charge.
  • A complainant may submit a complaint under this policy to the Director of Community Marketing and Engagement, the Director of Illustration and Artist Programs and/or your Regional Manager.
  • SCBWI has a dedicated email address for reporting any potential incident of harassment under this policy. Anyone who chooses to report an incident can find the Anti-Harassment Report Form on the SCBWI website (About > Anti-Harassment) or use the following link: https://www.scbwi.org/anti-harassment-report-form/. Reports should include the substance of the complaint, date, and whenever possible, a list of witnesses or a reference to the relevant URLs, if the offense occurred through an SCWBI On-Line Interaction.

 

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If appropriate, SCBWI may report the incident to local authorities.

 

Non-Retaliation

The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits retaliation against a member of the SCBWI community for reporting harassment, intimidation or discrimination, or for participating in an investigation relating to any complaint made under this policy. The sanctions for retaliation are the same sanctions available to address any other violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy.

 

Sanctions

SCBWI takes all allegations of harassment seriously. Complaints will be investigated by SCWBI if they fall within the scope of SCWBI’s Anti-Harassment Policy. Depending on the results of the investigation, SCWBI will determine whether a sanction is appropriate.

 

Sanctions for faculty, speakers, staff or board members may include any of the following:

 

  • warning the party involved that the particular behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;
  • immediate removal from a particular event;
  • denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a temporary or permanent basis;
  • withholding of a contracted honorarium;
  • prohibition from future speaking engagements;
  • prohibition from future faculty appointments;
  • expulsion from SCBWI; and/or
  • removal from the Board of Advisors or Board of Directors, when appropriate.

 

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  • warning the party involved that specified behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;
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  • denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a permanent or temporary basis;
  • termination of SCBWI membership, without refund; and/or
  • prohibition of future SCBWI membership.

 

If the conduct at issue involves one of SCBWI’s employees, SCBWI will handle utilize whatever corrective action is appropriate based on the result of the investigation and subject to SCBWI employment policies and practices.

 

Confidentiality

SCBWI will make every reasonable effort to conduct all investigations into allegations of harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in a manner that will protect the confidentiality of all parties and witnesses. Notwithstanding the above, confidentiality is not absolute, and those with a legitimate business reason to know and be informed of the allegations will be so informed. Parties to the complaint should treat the matter under investigation with discretion and respect the reputation of all parties involved.

 

   

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