SCBWI

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SCBWI-IL NOVEMBER NEWS

 

November Launches With Good News

 

SCBWI-IL CRYSTAL KITE GALA—YOU’RE INVITED ON NOVEMBER 13th!

—Lisa Bierman and co-host, Suzanne Slade, launch SCBWI-IL INTERACTIVE, showcasing new books by #ReadLocalILLINOIS PALs
—Be Illinois-proud, as Christopher Cheng, presents  Sarah Aronson with the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for JUST LIKE RUBE GOLDBERG (Robert Neubecker, illustrator)
— CLICK HERE FOR GALA DETAILS No registration necessary.Use #FullZoomAhead for online community chat during the premiere!

 

SCBWI-IL LIFT AS YOU CLIMB SCHOLARSHIPATTENDANCE TO SCBWI WINTER CONFERENCE
—Celebrate the activism of Americans like Ella Baker & amplify the voices of BIPOC kidlit writers in Illinois!
Scholarship provides a SCBWI membership/renewal & free attendance to the SCBWI New York Winter Conference 2021.
Open to Illinois BIPOC kidlit writers who would not otherwise be able to attend due to financial constraints.

—Sponsored by LIFT AS YOU CLIMB author, ally and long-time SCBWI-IL member Patricia Hruby Powell
APPLY TODAY through November 30

 

SCBWI-IL LAURA CRAWFORD MEMORIAL MENTORSHIPANNOUNCEMENT PREMIERES WEDNESDAY ON SCBWI-IL YouTube

—Celebrate the life’s work of picture book author Laura Crawford, who made it her mission to help other writers.
—Mentorship Goals: Help the writer ready a manuscript for editorial submission and publication & grow professionally.

—Application December 1-8.
WATCH THE ANNOUNCEMENT by the 2020 mentor at 3:30 PM CST November 4th!

 

 

 

2020-2021 SCBWI-IL READ LOCAL—SCHOOL VISITS & BOOKSTORE!
—Send the 2020-2021 Online Catalog to your librarian, bookstore and school contacts.  

November 1-7: Ambassador Bibi Belford will boost PAL colleagues on Twitter using the hashtag #ReadLocalILLINOIS
November 15th: JOY MICHAEL ELLISON’S READ LOCAL BLOG. Watch their #SCBWI-ILaunch here!
APPLY FOR  A VIRTUAL SCHOOL VISIT: Nominate an under-served school to visit, paid for with a grant from iCARE.
—Congratulations to all our Illinois members celebrating a NOVEMBER book birthday!
— Shop 2020 #ReadLocalILLINOIS books online via the SCBWI-IL Bookstore Disclaimer: SCBWI-IL is an affiliate of Bookshop.org and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.

 

SCBWI-IL COMMUNITY—NETWORKS & MONDAY NIGHTS
Bloomington/Normal Network is looking for new leadership!  This is a WONDERFUL opportunity to have agency within your Region as a Network Representative. Contact Dawn Malone or Deb Aronson if you’re a local member interested in volunteering.
—Our Network Representatives are working on programming for the Winter Quarter, available December 1!
Congratulations to Michael Wayne, winner of a signed copy of KAMALA HARRIS: Rooted in Justice, for attending our Monday Night Chats!

—Thanks to EVERYONE who has fostered community within the Region by hosting & attending our online Monday night get-togethers and Network events!

 

Check out our NOVEMBER CALENDAR and beyond:
NOVEMBER 1

APPLY TODAY for the LIFT AS YOU CLIMB SCHOLARSHIP
Bibi Belford will boost READ LOCAL PALs using the hashtag #ReadLocalILLINOIS
SCBWI Jane Yolen Mid-List Author Grant Applications due
Prompt for DRAW THIS! in the INSIGHT. Share with the hashtag #SCBWIDrawThis.
NOVEMBER 4
Laura Crawford Memorial Mentorship Announcement 3:30PM CST

Far North Suburban Network Critique Night; Contact Kim Oclon 
Geneva Network; Contact Janet Riehecky

NOVEMBER 6
—VIRTUAL FOLDERS emailed to all SCBWI-IL INTERACTIVE Attendees

NOVEMBER 10
Chicago’s Southland Network w/ author Joelle Charbonneau; Zoom link: Jim Danielson 
Rockford Network; Contact Karin Blaski
NOVEMBER 11
Dundee Area Network Critique Night; Contact Jennifer Wagh 
Edwardsville Network; Contact Juli Caveny
NOVEMBER 12
—Oak Park Network Critique Night Join Online Network
NOVEMBER 13-15
SCBWI-IL INTERACTIVE

NOVEMBER 13
SCBWI-IL CRYSTAL KITE GALA
NOVEMBER 15

—SCBWI-IL REAL LOCAL 2020-2021 Blog featuring JOY MICHAEL ELLISON
SCBWI On-the-Verge Emerging Voices Award deadline
SCBWI SPARK AWARD Open. Celebrates xcellence in indie publishing
NOVEMBER 18
—DeKalb Area Network; Contact Sarah Tobias

—Fairview Heights Network; Contact Katie Otey
NOVEMBER 24
—Deadline for SCBWI DECEMBER Book Birthdays. Send this information to bookbirthday@scbwi.org.
—Freeport/Rockford Area Network; Contact Leone Anderson

NOVEMBER 30
LIFT AS YOU CLIMB SCHOLARSHIP application deadline
DECEMBER 1
Apply for the SCBWI-IL Laura Crawford Memorial Mentorship through December 8.
WINTER Networks posted

 

QUESTIONS?: Email Deborah Topolski, Co-RA IL