SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2016 Pocono Retreat Schedule

Schedule for Pocono Retreat, April 29-May 1, 2016

At the Highlights Foundation,

The Barn at Boyds Mills in Honesdale, PA

“Character”

Please Note: Schedule is subject to change if necessary.

Friday April 29

*Please Note: Friday Lunch is not provided in the registration or meals/lodging costs. It can be provided for a small additional cost by contacting Jo Lloyd ahead of time at (570) 470-7958.

11-2:00 Registration, Unpacking etc.

·         Ky Betts available for sketching Caricatures

11:30-2:30 Critique-a-Thon (must be pre-registered for this to participate) or Illustrator Portfolio Peer-to-Peer Critiques

4:15 – 4:30 Intro staff & welcome faculty in main dining room, Intro Ky Betts, Intro Scholarship Winners

4:30-5:30 Appetizers, meet and greet

·         Ky available for sketching

5:45 Dinner **If you are joining us at the Costume Party, please wear your costume to dinner**

7pm: Character Costume Party (dress as a favorite book character – yours or another authors – and faculty/staff and any willing participants will introduce their character in a 1 minute monologue.)

·         Ky available for sketching

 

Saturday, April 30

6:30 YOGA (optional)

7:30-8:30 Breakfast

8:30 Housekeeping

8:45 – 9:45 Meet The Agents, Editors & Art Director

·         Leila, Sean, Erzsi and Art Director (TBD) will give a brief15 minute self intro and intro to the company they rep.

 9:45 -10:15 Break and move to breakout sessions

Critiques going on at this time and will overlap Breakout Sessions. That means if you sign up for a critique, you may miss part of a workshop.

10:15  Breakout Session I

·         Meg Medina

·         Ame Dyckman

·         Zachariah Ohora

11-11:15 Break

11:15-12:15 Breakout Session II

·         Meg Medina

·         Ame Dyckman

·         Zachariah Ohora

12:30-1:30 Lunch

2:00-3:00 PAL PANEL (or optional additional free/creative time)

·         Ky available for sketching

3:00-4:00 Free/Creative Time

·         Ky available for sketching

4:00-5:00 Breakout Session III (this is NOT connected to the morning sessions, repeats of a session)

·         Meg Medina

·         Ame Dyckman

·         Zachariah Ohora

5-6 Appetizers and Group Picture (gather in poetry garden or rock wall)

6-7 Dinner

7-8 Silent Auction, Book Signing & S’mores

·         Ky available for sketching

8:30 Silent Auction ends and winners are announced

Sunday, May 1

6:30 YOGA (optional)

7:30-8:30 Breakfast

8:45 Housekeeping 

9:00-9:45 Collaborative Panel: Sean McCarthy, Ame Dyckman & Zachariah Ohora: AGENT, AUTHOR, AND ILLUSTRATOR TELL ALL: SECRETS OF THE COLLABORATIVE PROCESS OF PICTURE BOOK MAKING

10:00 – 10:45 Breakout session IV No critiques going on at this time

·         Leila Sales

·         Erzsi Deak

·         Lauren Rille

11:15 – 11:45 Keynote, Meg Medina – Moving through the world as a children’s author

11:45-12:30 Faculty Q/A and final words

12:30-1:30 lunch

GOOD-BYE