Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

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  • ADVENTURES IN NONFICTION WORKSHOP PART II September 7, 2019 Early Bird registration will be July 20-August 3 Speakers: Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Author Miranda Paul, Author Carolyn Yoder, Senior Editor, Calkins Creek Books  
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Writing can seem like an individual sport, but it truly takes a team. Our region offers state-wide
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2019 News & Events

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Marvelous Midwest Conference

May 3-5, 2019

Naperville, IL

Adventures in Nonfiction Workshop: Part II Early Bird registration will be July 20-August 3 September 7, 2019 with: Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Author- Miranda Paul, Author- Carolyn Yoder, Senior Editor, Calkins Creek Books at: Hiawatha Community Center, Hiawatha, IA
Autumn Prairie Retreat-Illustration ~Transform Your Pictures and Words- October 25 - 27, 2019- with: Maria Middleton, Art Director, Candlewick Press- Jessixa Bagley- Author/Illustrator and Autumn Prairie Retreat-Writing ~Transform Your Pictures and Words- with: Linda Camacho, Agent, Galt & Zacker Agency- Sarah Jane Abbott, Assistant Editor, Simon & Schuster at: Prairiewoods Retreat Center, Hiawatha, IA
Spring Conference  April 24-26, 2020 At the Marriott in West Des Moines. Details coming soon!