New England SCBWI 2018: Dream. Explore. Create.

Springfield, Massachusetts
Friday, April 20, 2018


New England SCBWI 2018 
Dream. Explore. Create.
artwork by Priscilla Alpaugh

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THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE CURRENTLY FULL (waitlist only):


Saturday Workshops:
C2  C3  C5  C8  D3  D4  D8  D9  E1  E2  F1  F2  F5  G6
Sunday Workshops:
S1  M1  M10 

Closed (not accepting waitlist additions):
Manuscript (MS) Critiques
Portfolio (PF) Critiques
Agent Quick Query (AQQ) Critiques
Social Media Consultations (SMC)

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NESCBWI 2018 
Dream. Explore. Create. 

Sunday April 22, 2018
Workshop Descriptions

Workshops fill up quickly once online registration opens. 
Please review these workshop descriptions and make a note of ALL the presentations you would like to attend; knowing this information in advance will allow you to proceed more quickly through the online registration process. 
It will also ensure that, regardless of which workshops have already filled up by the time you register, you will still be able to fill your schedule with presentations of interest to you.


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SUNDAY Workshops


Sunday ALL-DAY Illustrator’s Intensive (S-Block)
           OR
Morning (H,I,J) AND Afternoon (K,L,M) Workshops


Sunday ALL-DAY Illustrator’s Intensive


S-Block – 9:45 am - 11:45 am AND 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm

S1 ~ A Children’s Book Art Department: A Four Hour Intensive Inside Look with Art Director Jim Hoover (Illustration)
(Charles, 2nd FL)
***FULL - waitlist only

*** Please only sign up for this workshop if you intend to complete 
the associated pre-conference assignment that will be sent out to attendees of this workshop ***
Let the registrar reg.nescbwi@gmail.com know immediately if you cannot.
The deadline for assignment work to be submitted is March 16, 2018; 
The deadline for the corresponding digital file to be submitted is April 15, 2018.  

Maximum capacity: 25
Once capacity is reached, if you would still like to attend (for sit-in purposes ONLY, NOT to participate in the assignment), please contact the registrar to see if there is an audit-only opening available.

A detailed one-page pre-conference assignment will be sent out to attendees; your confirmation email will contain a link to instructions for completing this assignment.

March 16:
Sketches for two (2) two-page spreads are due (from same text, do not need to be consecutive).

9:45 am - 10:15 am: 
A bit of background about Jim Hoover and the assignment.

10:15 am - 11:45 am: Go over attendee’s work, 5-7 minutes per attendee 

Lunch Break

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm: Finish going over attendee’s work

2:15 - 3:15 pm: Wrap up discussion about workflow, timing, dates, and the general structure of how the business unfolds when you work on a picture book with a publisher. Then any extra time for questions.

Questions? Contact Denise Ortakales at denise.ortakales@gmail.com or Milanka Reardon at milanka.reardon@gmail.com.


Sunday Morning Workshop Blocks

One 2-hour session:   H-Block - 9:45 am - 11:45 am
OR
Two 1-hour sessions: I-Block  -  9:45 am - 10:40 am
   AND     J-Block  - 10:50 am - 11:45 am


2-hour session Options:

H-Block - 9:45 am - 11:45 am

H1 ~ Art School Crash Course with Dan Santat
(King George, 3rd FL)


Dan Santat will discuss everything from symbology, typography, color theory, basic graphic design, and design narrative to give artists of all levels a basic solid foundation so they can learn to teach themselves at home.

H2 ~ Beyond Postcards with Russ Cox
(King Edward, 3rd FL)

Postcards are great, but what to do next? In this workshop, Russ Cox will explore other options to get noticed by art directors and editors. Participants will chat about other promotional materials such as handmade items, printed materials, how to manufacture promotional materials without breaking the bank, and basic typography.


OR

1-hour session Options:

I-Block - 9:45 am - 10:40 am

I1 ~ Plot Issues: How to Prevent a Saggy Middle by Getting to Know Your Character with Linda Camacho (agent)
(Mahogany, 2nd FL)

When you wrote the opening of your manuscript, were you all fired up, only to have your energy flag when you approached the murky middle? Then when you got in the thick of it, so many things were going on that you lost sight of where your story was headed? If that’s the case, you need to work on getting to know your characters even better. Linda will guide you on how to tap into the psyche of your characters to better understand them to pave the way for the plot possibilities ahead.

I2 ~ Going Back to the Basics to Fix your Picture Book Manuscript with Heidi Stemple
(Highland, 2nd FL)

Maybe your manuscript has been turned down by editors and you can't figure out why. Maybe you don't need anyone to tell you it's not working—you already know. It's time to go back to the basics to breathe new life into your story. 

I3 ~ Developing a Winning Nonfiction Book Proposal with Deanna Cook
(Monarch, 2nd FL)

As the children’s book editor at Storey Publishing, Deanna sees hundreds of proposals every year. But what’s the hook that grabs her attention? In this session, she’ll describe the key elements Storey Publishing looks for in a book proposal: A solid outline, sample text, competitive title research, an author bio, and a marketing plan. She will also talk about finding the right fit for your book—yes, you can find a match made in heaven! The session will include tips on what to research when choosing a publisher, from understanding their mission statement to their sales channels and distribution. It will also include 5-minute hands-on exercise of writing a keynote statement for a book.

I4 ~ Managing a Large Cast of Characters with Nancy Werlin
(Kilkenny, 3rd FL)

How do you write a good scene that has lots of characters in it, honoring their different agendas while at the same time honoring your own agenda as the author? And how do you manage a novel that has more than the usual number of important characters? Nancy will share techniques for the on-stage management of multiple characters in a novel.

I5 ~ Writing with Freedom: Opening our Writing to Play with Molly Burnham
(Middlesex, 4th FL)

Reimagine what the creative process can look like by turning fear and dread into creativity and fun. All writers get stuck and need to find ways to open themselves up. We are often drawn to the more serious path of digging deeper and suffering, but often times this does not work. In fact, it might lead us down miserable paths that make writing even more challenging. In this hands-on workshop, Molly will introduce a few writing exercises and discuss ways to bring energy to writing when it is at its most difficult. She’ll draw from play-based writing games, including doing collages, making lists, drawing pictures, working only with dialogue, and using the improv philosophy of ‘Yes, and.’ Participants will gain new insight into just how playful the creative process can be.

I6 ~ Setting is Where It’s AT with Lynda Mullaly Hunt
(Longford, 3rd FL)

Setting is not merely time and place. At least, it shouldn't be. In this presentation, Lynda will explore how setting can be used as a part of character development and to help infuse a book with emotion. If done well, setting should serve as another character.

I7 ~ Using Scrivener’s Inspector Panel with Dee Romito
(Boardroom, 3rd FL)

On the right of your Scrivener screen is a treasure-filled thing called the inspector panel. Dee will show you how to add comments and annotations, add notes, attach labels to chapters, and take snapshots of current versions of your manuscript. Get the full benefit of all those little icons and features to make completing your manuscript easier and more fun!

I8 ~ Red Hair Vs. Red Hot Temper: Characterization Vs. Character with C. M. Surrisi
(Stonehaven, 2nd FL)

Characterization comprises the objective qualities that the author tells the reader about the character through a variety of methods: age, height, sex, manner of speech, color of hair, socio-economic standing, sibling status, etc.—everything you uncover in the typical 100 question inventory. Character, on the other hand, is revealed by the choices a character makes under pressure. It is this essential nature of the human that is more significant to establish. This workshop uses theories described in Robert McKee’s Story and Donald Maass’ The Emotional Craft of Fiction to more easily develop sophisticated, multi-dimensional characters and avoid cliché. Learn the technique of side writing to apply pressure to your characters to reveal their true nature, and then apply a concrete four-part method to incorporate them into your prose.

I9 ~ Ask Anything - A Q&A with Wendy Loggia (editor)
(Waterford, 3rd FL)

Do you wish you could see inside the mind of an editor? Here’s your chance. In this informal session, Senior Executive Editor Wendy Loggia will answer your burning questions and provide insight into the editor’s side of the children’s book publishing world.

AND

J-Block - 10:50 am - 11:45 am

J1 ~ What SHE Said: How to Create a Distinct Voice for Your Characters
with Hilary Weisman Graham
(Mahogany, 2nd FL)

 
 
The word choice, diction, and cadence of our characters’ voices tell more about their experience than a thousand words could cover. In this workshop, Hilary will discuss voice differentiation (both in prose and in dialogue) and do several fun exercises that allow writers to explore this concept in their own writing.

J2 ~ Poetry as Picture Book Text with Heidi Stemple and Jane Yolen
(Highland, 2nd FL)

Is it a poem or a picture book? Two authors who write both explore what makes a good children’s poem, poetry collection, and poetic picture book. Heidi Stemple and Jane Yolen will share what it takes to create all three, and the difference between all three.

J3 ~ An Overview of Keeping a Writer’s Notebook with Francine Puckly
(Kilkenny, 3rd FL)


In this one-hour workshop, Francine will explore why most creative people resist starting or keeping a daily journal for an extended period of time, as well as the benefits of consistent journaling for the writer and artist. She will examine different personality types and which styles of journaling are most effective for each personality. Participants will identify the journaling style they feel will be most effective and then set a schedule to use the journal to help break through personal and creative roadblocks. 

J4 ~ Forces of Antagonism with Sara Zarr [repeats Saturday morning as D5]
(Monarch, 2nd FL)

This workshop is not so much about "how to write bad guys" as looking at how internal forces and external forces of antagonism work together to make story. Sara will use examples that range from picture books to YA to explore the forces of antagonism.

J5 ~ Lessons Learned Along the Way with Lynda Mullaly Hunt
(Longford, 3rd FL)


There is a steep learning curve once a publishing contract is signed. Publication is a thrilling ride but not always easy. Lynda Mullaly Hunt will present a compilation of all the things she wished she knew in the beginning. Topics include marketing, various facets of writing craft, time management, school visits, and not letting the business get in the way of your love of the craft. Time will be left for Q&A when she will answer anything that may be on the minds of fellow scribes. 

J6 ~ The Difficulties of Memoir: Bringing Your Truth to the Text with Jen Petro-Roy
(Boardroom, 3rd FL)

Join middle-grade author Jen Petro-Roy to discuss the difficulties of including parts of your own life story in a work of nonfiction. Memoirs and biographies of teens and children are out there—there’s Malala and I am Jazz, Tweak and How to Be Popular. What is it like writing about your own life and your own struggles, though? How can you work through the pain and emotions the writing process may stir up while still delivering your truth to the reader? In her 2019 book I AM ENOUGH on eating disorder recovery, Jen includes many of her own recovery experiences. She’ll talk about common roadblocks for the writer, research, what the reader may expect from the text, and how to steel yourself for feedback.

J7 ~ Poetry for Prose Writers: Listening to the Aural Mind with Lisa Papademetriou
(Stonehaven, 2nd FL)


This introduction to poetry techniques will show how rhythms evoke emotional responses in a reader. As poet Mary Oliver points out, “A poem on the page speaks to the listening mind,” and the same is true for prose. Poets use imagery, metaphor, and repetition to evoke emotions in a reader. They underscore these techniques with caesura (pauses), rhythm, and conscious choices about line break. These tools are available to prose writers in only slightly modified form: pauses, punctuation, and even sentence length can make a scene exciting, scary, or even sad. Lisa compares examples from classic poetry to novels and stories to show how these techniques can be reimagined, recaptured, and used to maximum effect. 

J8 ~ How to Talk to a Nuclear Physicist: The Secrets of a Successful Interview with Kathryn Hulick
(Waterford, 3rd FL)


Primary sources bring life and authenticity to your writing—Kathryn once interviewed a biologist while he was out on the savannah in Kenya with a herd of elephants! But how do you find an expert to interview, and what the heck do you ask that person once you have his or her attention? Learn how to deal with common interview pitfalls, including what to do when your subject talks too much or won’t talk enough. Get advice on voice recorders and transcription software, and find out why it’s important to ask a question even when you think you already know the answer. Come ready to practice your interview skills with other attendees in this hands-on workshop. Although this presentation is geared toward nonfiction writers, fiction writers may also find it useful to conduct interviews.

J9 ~ Power Dynamics in Storytelling with Molly Burnham
(Middlesex, 4th FL)


Power dynamics is an essential and yet hardly noticed part of our storytelling. It is an invisible thread that touches every aspect of our story from character and plot to dialogue and even humor. Like humans, every character is both powerful and powerless, and like humans, power is continually shifting. Examining power in our stories not only helps us to understand our stories more deeply, but also understand why something might not be working, and also how to move the story along in ways that we haven’t thought of before. In this workshop, Molly will discuss power dynamics in our own lives, in our stories, and then, through a few quick exercises, apply this knowledge to our writing.




Sunday Afternoon Workshop Blocks


One 2-hour session:   K-Block - 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm (Monarch, 2nd FL)

OR

Two 1-hour sessions: L-Block - 1:15 pm - 2:10 pm
    AND    M-Block - 2:20 pm - 3:15 pm


2-hour session Options:

K-Block - 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm

K1 ~ How to Assemble a Picture Book with Josh Funk
(Monarch, 2nd FL)

Interested in writing picture books but don't know where to start? Looking to spice up your existing manuscripts? Have a picture book idea, but intimidated by the short format? Josh will share everything he's learned about writing picture books—from resources to working with illustrators to the stigma of writing in rhyme and more. You'll leave energized and ready to construct the perfect picture book manuscript!


OR

1-hour session Options:

L-Block - 1:15 pm - 2:10 pm

L1 ~ My Pencils Outlast Their Erasers: Revision Tricks You Should Try with Alison Weiss (editor)
(Mahogany, 2nd FL)

You’ve written your first draft. Hooray! Now, what? Why, revision of course. But the tricky part is figuring out how to start. This workshop will provide writers with a toolbox of tips and techniques to step back from your words and look at your work with a critical eye that will help you get your work deeper and more polished. Alison will explore when to play, when to be brutal with yourself, and when it’s time to stop tinkering and let the work rest. Time will be reserved at the end for Q&A.

L2 ~ All By Myself: When Illustrators Write with Kevin Lewis
(Stonehaven, 2nd FL)

A candid discussion of the perks and pitfalls of “going it alone” as a picture book author/illustrator, along with an examination of what some of the most successful double-dippers in the business have in common.

L3 ~ Straight to the Art: Bringing Emotion and Motion Into Your Illustrations with Priscilla Alpaugh
(King Edward, 3rd FL)

Successful promotional postcards, attention grabbing illustrations, and memorable picture books all have many features that make them work. Two of them are a feeling of emotion and a sense of action. Priscilla will talk about the different methods of introducing each of these factors to illustrations. Starting with a character study, you’ll test out different ways of showing emotion and experiment with movement—facial expressions, body language and positioning—to see what works and what doesn’t. You’ll  work on showing opposite emotions on the same character. If there’s enough time, Priscilla will critique any drawings that people would like to share.

Note: Bring your favorite drawing supplies. Come prepared with a character you’d like to work with. Can be an animal or a kid.

L4 ~ Exploring Advanced Digital Media Marketing with Carrie DiRisio
(Middlesex, 4th FL)

You know about hashtags, Twitter chats, and 'grams. But do you know how to measure their effectiveness? Are you curious about pay-per-click advertising on the various social media sites? In this advanced class, social media expert Carrie DiRisio will guide you through the ways to amp up your social media effectiveness, as well as share tips on how to turn followers into purchasers of your products. Questions encouraged. This class is geared toward writers and illustrators with established online platforms.

L5 ~ Dear Writer: Epistolary Novels in the Modern Age with Jen Petro-Roy
(Waterford, 3rd FL)

Books aren’t always just straight prose or poetry. In this workshop, Jen will delve into how to write an epistolary novel, and how the definition has changed over the years. From Beverly Cleary’s Newbery-winning Dear Mr. Henshaw to Sarah Mlynowski’s TTYL (told through emails and texts) to Jen’s just-published P.S. I Miss You, she’ll discuss the benefits and difficulties of epistolary novels. How can you naturally incorporate dialogue into a letter? How much description and personal reflection is too much? Is there a way to use text-speak without dating yourself? Participants will be asked to do a short writing exercise and will leave with a greater understanding of how this form can strengthen a novel.

L6 ~ The Art of Collaboration with Mary Rand Hess
(Kilkenny, 3rd FL)

Writing "solo" is not the only avenue for writing and publishing success. Collaboration offers writers a chance to explore a new dimension of creating and composing rich, layered stories with someone else. How does collaboration bring about the unexpected and what are the secrets to finding the "write" project, writing partner, and completing a stellar book, together?

L7 ~ Writing Strong Girl Characters with Sheela Chari
(Longford, 3rd FL)

We’re familiar with the latest and bravest girl characters to grace adolescent books as well as the screen, with their bow and arrows, martial arts moves, and fearlessness against death and dismemberment. But girls can be strong and brave in other ways, too, that go beyond physical strength and being “kick-ass.” In this workshop, through discussion and short writing exercises, Sheela will explore how to write strong female characters that serve our stories, defy expectations, and transform the lives of their loved ones and themselves. In doing so, Sheela will look at stereotypes, consider diversity across main characters and supporting cast, and embrace flaws to help you answer what a strong girl means to you, and what it means in the world of the novel that you’re seeking to write. 

L8 ~ Themes, Threads, and the Core with Erin Dionne
(Highland, 2nd FL)

What ideas/concepts are at the heart of your story? What is it really about? In this workshop, Erin will discuss the Big Ideas lurking in your manuscript, beyond plot or character, and work with reinforcing them. She’ll help you uncover running themes and ideas, and get at the center of your story—the thing that makes your book unique. This is more than a simple look at plot and character development, it's a sophisticated exploration of the deeper themes in your book. Through discussion and exercises, you will leave with concrete ways to make your book stronger and more resonant.

L9 ~ Social Me: What Who You Are Online Says About Who You Are Online with Matthew Winner (social media expert) [repeats Saturday morning as D9]
(King George, 3rd FL)

What does your current online presence say about who you are, what you write, and how you want to be connected with the reading community? Join Matthew Winner, elementary school librarian and host of the All The Wonders podcast, in a practical look of how to build and support your online presence and voice in the online learning community. This session will focus on the use of Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, but will touch on all social media tools.

All experience levels welcome.


AND

M-Block - 2:20 pm - 3:15 pm

M1 ~ Tapping into Childhood Memories and Emotions with Michelle Cusolito
(King Edward, 3rd FL)

***FULL - waitlist only

We all want to create memorable stories that connect with readers. One way to do that is to tap into memories and emotions from our childhood and bring them to our writing. Using a variety of techniques, including mapping, visualization, and short writing prompts, participants will dig into their childhood experiences to enrich their writing projects. Participants should bring a pencil and a notebook and come prepared to write/sketch. Michelle will create a safe space for writing and sharing, regardless of whether the memories that emerge are happy or sad (Of course, you decide whether or not to share).

M2 ~ Making the Grade: Building School and Library Connections to Expand the Reach of Your Stories with Matthew Winner (social media expert)
(Mahogany, 2nd FL)

Join Matthew to explore a multitude of ways to encounter schools and libraries, support literacy, and reach new audiences. Participants will leverage online resources in order to identify schools, libraries, and literacy programs that match with their stories and goals. The workshop will focus both on pre-publish strategies as well as building and expanding connections after publication. All experience levels welcome.

M3 ~ The Illusion of Life: Animation Principles for Picture Book Illustration with Sarah Lynne Reul
(King George, 3rd FL)

Animation has been called “The Illusion of Life.”  Hand-drawn, 2D animation uses up to 24 still images per second to trick the mind into seeing a moving picture. Over the past 100+ years, traditional animators have developed a series of principles for simplifying the design of animated characters and communicating story effectively.

Like an animated short film, picture books tell a story through a series of still images, unfolding across the pages rather than flashing on a screen. Many animation concepts, such as exaggeration, anticipation, staging and appeal can be very useful to picture book illustrators. Through simple drawing exercises like two-page flipbooks and analysis of published books, Sarah will explore how you can use the principles of animation to bring your stories to life.

M4 ~ The Editor/Author Relationship: Turning Your Dream of Publication into the Final Book with Alison Weiss (editor) and Carrie DiRisio
(Middlesex, 4th FL)

Alison S. Weiss, editorial director of Sky Pony Press, and Carrie DiRisio, author of Brooding YA Hero: Becoming (Almost) as Awesome as Me, will discuss the ins-and-out of how an author and editor work together through the lens of their collaboration on Carrie’s book, based on the viral Twitter account, @BroodingYAHero. The pair will cover the back-and-forth of editing, getting the cover just right, using social media to the max, and many other facets of the process. Time will be reserved at the end for questions and answers.

M5 ~ Intimacy Issues: Getting to know your Characters with Hilary Weisman Graham
(Highland, 2nd FL)

How do we write authentic, multi-dimensional characters readers will love?  By knowing our characters intimately and keeping them grounded in truth. Through a series of multi-genre exercises, this workshop will take our most beloved characters and liberate them from the constraints of their fictional stories.

M6 ~ Creativity Takes Courage with Lisa Papademetriou
(Stonehaven, 2nd FL)

Being an artist can be frightening. Our egos torment us with questions like: what will my family think? Who am I to tell the world my story? Will I ever make money? Lisa shows writers how to befriend the demons that whisper in our ears, and how to make peace with a process that is deeply personal, often emotional, sometimes ego-bruising, and always worth it.

M7 ~ Mirrors & Windows: Writing Those Within and Outside Our Experiences with Jennifer Baker [repeats Saturday afternoon as F7]
(Waterford, 3rd FL)

Jennifer Baker focuses on how to better recognize issues of works that present stereotypes. She examines what to consider, as well as how to apply tools, when writing those outside and within our own experiences, emphasizing that character and world building is not only about inclusivity but craft.

M8 ~ Writing the Novel in Verse with Mary Rand Hess
(Kilkenny, 3rd FL)

Novels in verse are becoming a favorite genre among children, teens, and adults. What's the appeal? And why are they winning so many awards? Mary Rand Hess will discuss these questions and the art of this unique and powerful story form, and delve into a little writing to see if composing stories in verse might be for you!

M9 ~ Writing the Commercial Series with Monica Tesler
(Longford, 3rd FL)

The Hunger Games, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Red Queen, The Unwanteds—these are but a few examples of successful middle grade and young adult multi-book series. If you have a story idea that would work well in a series format, there are special considerations to keep in mind. In this session, Monica will talk about writing a first book that stands alone but also sets up a potential series. She’ll discuss plotting a series, including both micro and macro story and character arcs. Also, she’ll talk about tricks for keeping track of characters, side plots, and story details. Finally, she’ll discuss the publishing side of series writing, including what makes a series commercial, how to pitch a potential series, and finding an audience.

M10 ~ First Page with Jill Corcoran (agent) [repeats Saturday afternoon as F1]
(Boardroom, 3rd FL)
***FULL - waitlist only

Do agents nix a manuscript based on the first page? Truthfully, many do. The first page indicates your voice and the quality of your writing. Agents are only looking for writers who are as good or better than the writers they already represent. Why? Because their reputation as an agent is based on their ability to spot talent. In this workshop, Jill will read, critique, point out the good and suggest alternatives for the not-so-good parts of your first page.
Max cap: 12

Note: Be prepared to email your first page 2 weeks before the conference (by 4/06/18) to submit.nescbwi18@gmail.com. (Detailed instructions will be emailed to you after registration.) Jill will be reading these at the workshop so you can see the first impression your page makes on an agent. Be sure to have a copy for yourself so you can jot down notes.



Click here to see a LIST of all workshops.

 

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    REFUND POLICY:
    Conference cancellations up until March 16, 2018 will be refunded in full. 
    After March 16, 2018, refunds will only be given when proof is given to support military service or a death in the family.

    PRICES for 2018 CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE
    All 3 days:
      Member/Non-Member: $290/$350
    2 days - Fri/Sat OR Sat/Sun:
      Member/Non-Member:$230/$290
    2 days - Fri/Sun:
      Member/Non-Member: $175/$240
    1 day - Friday OR Sunday only:
      Member/Non-Member: $85/$120
    1 day - Saturday only:
      Member/Non-Member: $140/$170
    Critique (MS/PF):
      Member/Non-Member: $45/$55
    Agent Quick Query (AQQ):
      Member/Non-Member: $30/$35
    Social Media Consultation (SMC):
      Member/Non-Member: $35/$45

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