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2016 Green Leaves Children's Publishing Retreat 2016 GREEN LEAVES CHILDREN'S PUBLISHING RETREAT

April 15-17, 2016 >>>
Join us for a very special spring retreat at Silver Bay for illustrators. We will be hosting three editors (Chad Beckerman, Jenny Kelly, and Semadar Megged) and two agents (Rubin Pfeffer and Melissa Turk) this spring at Silver Bay on Lake George. Each participant will receive a one-on-one critique from one of our faculty members. Faculty will be presenting workshops in the evenings. It is bound to be an amazing and creative weekend! Only 35 spots available.
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Shop Talk -- Local Meetings in Your Area

You are not alone!

While writing and illustrating for children's books is often a solitary art, many SCBWI members enjoy getting together with like-minded individuals. Shop Talk is where such meetings begin.

Whether you want to hear the latest "inside scoop" on editors or you just want talk to others who understand what you're going through, attend a "Shop Talk" session near you. Members and non-members alike are welcome (unless otherwise noted below) and attendence is always free.

Meeting Locations

Listed below are "Shop Talk" sessions that we are aware of, including contact information for group leader(s). If you head a "Shop Talk" session (or would like to), please send me e-mail such that I can update this Web page. Thank you.

NORTH COUNTRY: Meet at Koffee Kat in Plattsburgh at 6:30pm on the first Wednesday of every month. Click here to e-mail Jaramy Conners for more information.

CAPITAL DISTRICT: Meetings are usually 6:30-8:45pm on the first Monday of each month, October through May. Meetings are typically held at the Guilderland Public Library (2228 Western Avenue, Guilderland, New York), though see below for any location changes. Feel free to email Lois Huey and Nancy Castaldo for more information.

MEETING MONDAY 2/22 @ 6:30pm:
Location: Our meeting will be held at the Guilderland Public Library.
Program: Writing exercises and discussion of writing in general for kids.
Book to read and discuss: For our book discussion, read BLIZZARD OF GLASS by Sally M. Walker.

MID-HUDSON: Meet at the Barnes & Noble on Route 9 in Poughkeepsie, 10:00am-12:00pm, on the last Saturday of every month. Feel free to email either Kimberly Sabatini or Linda Hanlon for more information.

ORANGE/ROCKLAND: Meet at 6:30pm on October 24, 2011 at the Suffern Library. Come join our Orange/Rockland Shoptalk discussion on VOICE. Bring in your choice of a great example of voice in a novel, chapter book, or picture book. Click here to e-mail Nancy Castaldo for more information.