NESCBWI 2012 Conference: Keeping it Real

Springfield, Massachusetts
Friday, April 20, 2012

NESCBWI 2012 Conference: Keeping it Real

Friday, April 20, 2012 - Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place
One Monarch Place
Springfield, Massachusetts 01144
United States

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Personal Information
Registration ID: 40063169
Registrant: Annie Cardi
140 Beaconsfield Rd
#4
Brookline, MA 02445
United States
Registration Date: 1/30/2012 4:50 PM
Type: Faculty
Status: Confirmed
Work Phone: 401-290-7768
Home Phone: 401-290-7768
Email: anniemcgough@gmail.com
Secondary Email Address (cc Email): anniecardi@gmail.com
First name as it should appear on nametag: Annie
Are you Conference Faculty?: No
Are you a Conference Volunteer?: No
Would you like to volunteer at the conference?: No
Are you a Critique Group Leader?: No
What is Your Title?: Writer
URL: http://anniecardi.wordpress.com
What type of work do you primarily write and/or illustrate?: YA novels.

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Agenda

Registration

Sat 8:45-9:40 - Keynote - Sara Zarr  (Details)
Sara Zarr, Author
Keynote address: “The Meaning is in the Mess: A Case for Writing Life As It Is, Not How We Wish It”

Sara Zarr is the acclaimed author of four novels for young adults: Story of a Girl (National Book Award Finalist), Sweethearts (Cybil Award Finalist), Once Was Lost (a Kirkus Best Book of 2009, Utah Book Award winner, INSPY winner) and How to Save a Life (Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and L.A. Public Library Best Book of 2011). Her short fiction and essays have appeared in Image, Hunger Mountain online, and Response. She's also a regular contributor to Image's Good Letters blog on faith, life, and culture. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband.

(www.sarazarr.com)

Sat 9:50-11:45 CD - I will not attend an Intensive CD session (two-hour intensive)

Sat 9:50-10:45 C3 - Expectations: Understand the Difference Between What's Real, What's Not And Why Neither One Should Stop You from Writing the Book You Want To Write  (Details)
Workshop C3 - Expectations: Understand the Difference Between What's Real, What's Not And Why Neither One Should Stop You from Writing the Book You Want To Write with Linda Urban, Cynthia Lord, and Jeannette Larson
Saturday 9:50-10:45 am

Both Cindy Lord and Linda Urban were surprised by the success of their first novels -- Cindy's book, Rules, received a Newbery Honor, after all, and Linda's A Crooked Kind of Perfect landed on more than 20 state award lists. Great, right? Well, yes, it was great. But how to write a second book after that? How to live up to expectations -- both real and imagined. Cindy and Linda will talk about their experiences working on their second novels (Touch Blue and Hound Dog True) and editor Jeannette Larson will join them to discuss the real expectations a publisher might have when it comes to putting out your second novel.

[Fiction, MG/YA, Intermediate/Experienced]

Sat 10:50-11:45 D5 - “Red Alert” Book Contract Trends 2011  (Details)
Workshop D5 - “Red Alert” Book Contract Trends 2011 a/k/a Contract Rights and Wrongs: E-Rights, Sub-Rights and Reversion (Plus other “Gotcha” terms) with Jan Constantine
Saturday 10:50 am - 11:45 am

Published authors will learn the ins and outs of contract negotiation with Jan Constantine, General Counsel for The Authors Guild. Learn contract rights and wrongs, e-rights, sub-rights, reversion, and other “gotcha” terms.

[Fiction/Nonfiction, All Genres, Experienced]

Sat 11:50-12:45 Lunch Choice: 

  • Selection: Grilled Chicken & Vegetable Kabobs w/ Wild Rice Pilaf
  • Location: Ballroom
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Sat 12:45-1:00 - Keynote - Kate Messner  (Details)
The Power of "What If..." with Kate Messner
TED talk originally given in March 2012

What does children's author Kate Messner have in common with the founder of LinkedIn, a psychopath expert, the writer of Toy Story, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and a Nobel Peace Prize winner who helped end Liberia's civil war?  They all took the stage at the annual TED Conference in Long Beach, California this winter. This afternoon, Kate shares her TED talk live, along with a tale or two from her days at TED.

Sat 1:00-1:55 - Keynote - Harry Bliss  (Details)
Harry Bliss, Author/Illustrator
Keynote Address: “Laughing Between the Lines: Harry Bliss on Pictures and Humor”

Harry Bliss is an internationally syndicated cartoonist and cover artist for The New Yorker magazine. Growing up in upstate New York amidst a family of successful painters and illustrators, Bliss went on to study painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Illustration at The University of the Arts (BFA) and Syracuse University (MA). Bliss’ first children’s book, A Fine, Fine School by Newbery-award-winning author, Sharon Creech, was a New York Times bestseller. Bliss has also created the pictures for Diary of a Worm, Diary of a Spider, and Diary of a Fly by Doreen Cronin, all New York Times bestsellers. Bliss’ first cartoon collection, Death by Laughter, with an introduction by Christopher Guest, was published by Abrams in the spring of 2008. Luke on the Loose, Bliss’ debut award-winning comic book for early readers (edited by Francoise Mouly) was published by Toon Books in spring 2009. Recently published by Harper Collins is Invisible Inkling by Emily Jenkins with pictures by Harry Bliss. Bliss’ new picture book, Bailey (A Parents’ Magazine award-winner) was just published by Scholastic in 2011. Harry Bliss lives in Vermont.
(www.harrybliss.com)

Sat 2:20-3:15 E3 - On Fourth Thought... Revising Your Way To Storytelling Glory  (Details)
Workshop E3 - On Fourth Thought... Revising Your Way To Storytelling Glory with Mark Peter Hughes
Saturday 2:20 pm - 3:15 pm

Story revision can feel like a daunting and uncomfortable task, but in truth it’s a powerful tool for making your story shine—and believe it or not, the process of revision can be fun! In this hands-on workshop, Mark Peter Hughes shares strategies for revision and leads participants through a handful of short exercises designed to help writers identify ways to strengthen their own stories through “seeing again.”

[Fiction/Nonfiction, All Genres, Beginner/Intermediate]

Sat 3:20-4:15 F7 - Author Charm School  (Details)
Workshop F7 - Author Charm School: How not to lose friends and alienate people before, during, and after the publication of your first book with Sara Zarr
Saturday 3:20 pm - 4:15 pm

We'll talk about smart ways to develop good working relationships with agents, editors, booksellers, publicists, and fellow authors while on the journey to and through publication. This is a fun presentation with great takeaways for authors at the starting point of their careers. We'll cover how to use (and not use) social networking, how to pick your publishing battles, and other issues around finding the sweet spot between being a doormat and an overly squeaky wheel when dealing with things that pertain to ensuring your book is well-published. We'll also talk about the difference between what you can control, what you can't control, and what you can influence in publishing. The format of this workshop is a combination of PowerPoint, informal lecture, and Q&A.

[Marketing, PB/MG/YA, Intermediate/Experienced]

Sat 5:00-6:00 Special Interest Group Meetings  (Details)
Special Interest Group Meetings (SIGs)
Saturday 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Network with colleagues by interest groups that you proposed. SIGs are informal, casual roundtable conversations facilitated by fellow conference attendees. The topic might be a genre, a format, an area of writing or illustrating craft, an area of professional development, or a notable publishing trend. Past topics include Character Development, Illustrating with Technology, and Magical Realism, among many others. You are welcome to move between groups if you’d like, or stay with one group for the entire time. Come ready to exchange contact information.

[All Genres, All Levels]

Sat 8:00-9:00 Regional Meetups  (Details)
Regional Meet-Ups with New England SCBWI RAs
Saturday 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Interested in starting or joining a critique group? Or maybe you just want to find another writer or illustrator to hang out with for coffee sometimes? Here's your chance to find other writers and artists in your area. Come meet the New England SCBWI RA for your region and network with other writers and illustrators. 

[All Genres, All Levels]

Sun 8:45-9:40 - Keynote - Nonfiction Panel  (Details)
It's a Great Time for Nonfiction with Tanya Lee Stone, Elizabeth Partridge and Susan Campbell Bartolleti, moderated by Ken Wright

Sun 9:50-11:50 G2 - Spellcasting: Building Believable Magical Worlds  (Details)
Intensive G2 - Spellcasting: Building Believable Magical Worlds (two-hour intensive) with Cinda Williams Chima
Sunday 9:50 am - 11:45 am
Also offered on Saturday afternoon as a shorter format workshop F6

All novelists engage in world building, even for stories set in the so-called “real world.” Fantasy writers have to work much harder to put the reader in a world they’ve never been to and entice them to stay. A world is more than geography and climate—it’s an organic whole that must have an internal consistency. The old adage, “Write what you know,” doesn’t apply here. Or does it? In this hands-on workshop, learn how to mingle real world elements with the fantastic to create a world your readers believe in. A little prework can pay off handsomely when you create the architecture for magical worlds.

 [Fiction, MG/YA, Beginner]

Sun 12:00-1:00pm Boxed Lunch Choice

Sun 2:10-3:05 H2 - What to Expect When You’re Expecting: A Panel Discussion About Seeing Your First Book Into the World  (Details)
Workshop H2 - What to Expect When You’re Expecting: A Panel Discussion About Seeing Your First Book Into the World with Hillary Graham, Gina Rosati, Diana Renn, AC Gaughen, Lita Judge, Lynda Mullaly-Hunt and Gina Damico
Sunday 2:10 pm - 3:05 pm

So your book is actually getting published? Time to celebrate! But the time spent awaiting the publication, can sometimes feel as overwhelming as becoming a parent for the first time. Yes, you’re excited, but being a newbie in the publishing world can also open up an onslaught of questions and worries as to how to best care for your “baby” and ensure its success. What happens when you disagree with your editor? What if you don’t like your cover? How do you best set up an online presence to create buzz about your book? And what exactly is copy-editing? From agents and ARCS to revisions and readings—all the specifics of bringing a book into the world will be discussed as this panel of experienced writers (including several first-time novelists still in the trenches!) gives you the low-down on the most pain-free way to deliver your first book into the world.

[Marketing, PB/MG/YA, Intermediate/Experienced]

Fees
Fee Quantity Unit Price Amount
Fee
Registration
--- 2 days: Saturday and Sunday  1 $200.00 $200.00
Subtotal: $200.00
Total: $200.00
Transactions
Transaction Type Date Amount Balance
Transaction Amount 1/30/2012 $200.00 $200.00
Online Credit Card Payment (************5267) Details 1/30/2012 ($200.00) $0.00
Current Balance: $0.00
Payment Method
Payment Method: Credit Card (Visa)
The online credit card payment for this event will be listed on your credit card statement with the name NESCBWI 2012.
Refund Information

Conference cancellations before March 31, 2012 will be refunded in full.
After March 31, 2012, refunds will only be given in the case of military service or a death in the family.

IMPORTANT CRITIQUE INFORMATION

If you wish to register for a manuscript or portfolio critique, please send a separate check for your critique ($45 for SCBWI members; $50 for non-members) along with your completed 2012 NESCBWI Manuscript and Portfolio Critique Application Form [PDF], a copy of this registration invoice (including full name and registration number), and your materials for critique (please do NOT send original illustrations) to:

SCBWI NE Conference 2012 Critiques 
c/o Valarie Giogas, Critique Coordinator 
1 Buckman Drive 
Burlington, MA 01803

The critique check should be payable to SCBWI New England. All submissions must be postmarked within three days of your registration date or by March 1, 2012, whichever is sooner. There will be no critique refunds after March 1, 2012. Applications that are incomplete or unpaid will not be scheduled for a critique.

PLEASE NOTE

You will NOT be scheduled for a critique until BOTH your manuscript and application form with check have been received by the Critique Coordinator. [If you are requesting a portfolio critique, you need only send in your completed critique application form and check; please do NOT submit original illustrations.] Please include a copy of your registration confirmation with your consultation application.

Critique slots fill up quickly, so please send your critique submission as soon as possible upon completing this conference registration. You will receive an email from the Critique Coordinator confirming receipt of your critique submission; you will then receive a LATER email informing you that your critique slot has been confirmed OR there are unfortunately no critique slots available.

Due to the complexity of the critique scheduling process, you will be notified when you have a confirmed critique appointment, and we will tell you if your critique is on Friday or Saturday, but we cannot tell you the time of your appointment until you pick up your registration materials at the conference. 

If you have a Friday critique, please ensure you arrive at the conference by 2:00 pm on Friday, April 20th. 

Thank you for your understanding.

IMPORTANT SUBMISSION STRATEGY CONSULTATION INFORMATION

If you wish to register for a Submission Strategy Consultation, please send a separate check for your consultation ($45 for SCBWI members; $50 for non-members) along with your completed Submission Strategy Application Form [PDF], a copy of this registration confirmation (including full name and registration number), and any other manuscript materials requested by the Submission Strategy Consultant via the application form (please do NOT send original illustrations) to:

SCBWI NE Submission Strategy Consultation Request
c/o Kris Asselin, Consultation Coordinator
19 Rita Lane
Littleton, MA 01460

The check (or money order) should be payable to SCBWI New England. All submissions must be postmarked within three days of your registration date or by March 1, 2012, whichever is sooner. There will be no consultation refunds after March 1, 2012. Applications that are incomplete or unpaid will not be scheduled for a consultation.

PLEASE NOTE:

You will NOT be scheduled for a Submission Strategy Consultation until your separate application form with check has been received by the Submission Strategy Consultation Coordinator. Please include a copy of your registration confirmation with your consultation application.

Consultation slots may fill up quickly, so please send your Submission Strategy Consultation package as soon as possible upon completing this conference registration. You will receive an email from the Consultation Coordinator confirming receipt of your consultation package; you will then receive a LATER email informing you that your consultation slot has been confirmed OR there are unfortunately no consultation slots available.

Due to the complexity of the Submission Strategy Consultation scheduling process, the consultation schedule will NOT be set until shortly prior to the conference. Therefore, you will NOT be notified of the actual time of your consultation until you pick up your registration information at the conference. 

Consultations will be scheduled both Friday and Saturday. Just prior to the conference, you will receive an email indicating the specific day your Submission Strategy Consultation has been scheduled. If you have a Friday consultation, please ensure that you arrive at the conference by 2:00 pm on Friday, April 20th.

Thank you for your understanding.

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