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Writers’ Day 2015

Mark your calendars! SCBWI CenCal Writers’ Day 2015, “Steps to Success,” will be held Saturday, October 17, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, at California Lutheran University’s Preus-Brandt Forum.

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Whether you are new to the world of writing for children or you have many books under your belt, please join us for a dynamic day filled with the latest information on craft, submitting your work, securing an agent, and marketing from industry professionals. Be inspired by local success stories. Learn more about friendly, fun-loving SCBWI CenCal and all we have to offer.

The day will include first pages, illustrator portfolio showcase, book sales, writing contests, critiques, and more!

The illustrious faculty includes John Cusick, agent from Greenhouse Literary Agency; Celia Lee, associate editor at Scholastic; Kelly Delaney, assistant editor with Alfred A. Knopf. To answer all your burning marketing questions, Barbara Fisch and Sarah Shealy from Blue Slip Media will share their abundant knowledge.

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Blue Slip Media’s Barbara Fisch and Sarah Shealy

Spotlight presenters, sharing their stories to publication, will be Rebecca Langston-George, Julie Dillemuth, and Robin Yardi.

Questions can be directed to Mary Ann Fraser, SCBWI CenCal Regional Advisor at cencal@scbwi.org or Rebecca Langston-George, SCBWI Assistant Regional Advisor at cencal-ara@scbwi.org

Find details and register at https://cencal.scbwi.org/events/cencal-writers-day-2015/

Fearless Writing: Inspiration from a Master

April 25, 2015

Celebrated award-winning author Andrew Smith inspired attendees at his workshop in Santa Barbara on April 25, 2015.

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Author Andrew Smith with Workshop Organizer Angela Russell 

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SCBWI CenCal Regional Kite Tales Editor