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  • Treat Yourself to SCBWI Iowa Online Agent Day! Coming October 31st, 2020 - Discover the Trick to Finding an Agent   Featuring: James McGowan, Bookends Literary Agency Beth Phelan, Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency Charlotte Wenger, Prospect Agency Visit the event page here to learn more!  
  • Non-Fiction: New and Improved! Online one-day conference September 12th, 2020. $50 for members. $75 for Non-members. Registration opens July 18th, 2020 at 10am CST. Click here to learn more about the event here.
  • Learn some amazing new things about writing, publishing, and marketing children's books from industry leaders through the new SCBWI digital workshops! Watch previous webinars and sign up for future ones here:
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2020 News & Events

Iowa Writers Blog- Read the Latest

 Non-Fiction Day (Now Online!)

September 12th, 2020 Featuring:
  • Author Lesa Cline-Ransome
  • Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books - Carol Hinz
  • Executive Editor at Charlesbridge - Alyssa Mito Pusey
  • Author Barb Rosenstock
  • Assistant Editor of Trade at Lerner Publishing Group - Jordyn Taylor
(Registration Now Open!)  
Discover the Trick to Finding an Agent Treat Yourself to SCBWI Iowa Online Agent Day! October 31, 2020 Featuring:
  • Literary Agent, James McGowan -- Bookends
  • Literary Agent, Beth Phelan -- Galt & Zacker
  • Literary Agent, Charlotte Wenger -- Prospect Agency
(Registration opens August 29, 2020 at 9:00 AM)  
How to Know if Indie Publishing is Right for You! A look into indie publishing with author, Brooke Van Sickle November 17th, 2020

Future Events:
  • April 23-25, 2021: Spring Conference in West Des Moines
  • October 22-24, 2021: Fall Retreat at  Prairiewoods in Hiawatha
  • April 1-3, 2022: Marvelous Midwest in Davenport, IA