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 SCHOLARSHIP—ATTENDANCE 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 MENTORSHIP—ANNOUNCEMENT 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:
—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.
—Laura Crawford Memorial Mentorship Announcement 3:30PM CST
—Far North Suburban Network Critique Night; Contact Kim Oclon
—Geneva Network; Contact Janet Riehecky
—VIRTUAL FOLDERS emailed to all SCBWI-IL INTERACTIVE Attendees
—Chicago’s Southland Network w/ author Joelle Charbonneau; Zoom link: Jim Danielson
—Rockford Network; Contact Karin Blaski
—Dundee Area Network Critique Night; Contact Jennifer Wagh
—Edwardsville Network; Contact Juli Caveny
—Oak Park Network Critique Night Join Online Network
—SCBWI-IL CRYSTAL KITE GALA
—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
—DeKalb Area Network; Contact Sarah Tobias
—Fairview Heights Network; Contact Katie Otey
—Deadline for SCBWI DECEMBER Book Birthdays. Send this information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
—Freeport/Rockford Area Network; Contact Leone Anderson
— LIFT AS YOU CLIMB SCHOLARSHIP application deadline
—Apply for the SCBWI-IL Laura Crawford Memorial Mentorship through December 8.
—WINTER Networks posted
QUESTIONS?: Email Deborah Topolski, Co-RA IL