Speakers

Our 2017 Keynote speakers are Wendy McClure, Editorial Manager at Albert Whitman, and Boise State University professors, Dr. Maggie Chase and Stan Steiner. Learn how to catch and agent's eye with Michelle Witte of Mansion Street Literary. Look forward to a workshop intensive with picture book author, Bonny Becker, known for her Mouse and Bear titles, and breakout sessions with authors Tess Hilmo, Kristiana Gregrory, Alane Furgesun, Gloria Skurzynski, and more...

Schedule

  • Workshop Intensives

    Come early and stay late for a workshop intensive.

  • Keynotes

    Eat lunch with one hand and take notes with the other at our special keynote luncheon, and be inspired to dig deeper in your writing life with our second keynote of the day.

  • Break-Out Sessions

    Plot a middle grade mystery with today's technology, build a world and follow the rules to a perfect fantasy plot, and more.

Register

Registration is now open. Choice of a boxed lunch is open until 4/16. Week-of and Day-of Registrants will have cafeteria/food court lunch opitons.

SCBWI Member Registration: $120. Includes keynote luncheon and one workshop intensive.
Includes a boxed lunch choice of a vegetarian greek salad wrap, a chicken cob sandwich, or rosemary chicken with gluten-free sides.

General Registration: $155. Includes keynote luncheon and one workshop intensive.
Includes a boxed lunch choice of a vegetarian greek salad wrap, a chicken cob sandwich, or rosemary chicken with gluten-free sides.

Student Registration: $85. Includes keynote luncheon and one workshop intensive.
Includes a boxed lunch choice of a vegetarian greek salad wrap, a chicken cob sandwich, or rosemary chicken with gluten-free sides.

Student price is determined by one of the following:
A. Student is seeking credit at BSU and paying tuition for course number KE173CIF2052 in addition to the conference registration fee;
B. Student is seeking a continuing education credit for course number KE173CIF2052 plus the conference registration fee; or
C. Student is a current student member of SCBWI.

One-on-one critiques: $45. A limited number of manuscript critiues and face-to-face meetings will be available for an additional $45.


The Friday afternoon, Children's Book Authors Q&A Event, is open to book lovers of all ages.
There is no need to register, we just ask that you support our authors and our sponsor, The Rediscovered Bookshop, by purchasing a book or two.

Get Credit

Get undergraduate, graduate or continuting education credit for attending.

Critiques

Wendy McClure and Michelle Witte will provide one-on-one feedback to twenty writers.

Locations/Lodging

Friday, April 21, 4-6 pm: The Rediscovered Bookshop, 180 N. 8th St, Downtown Boise

Saturday, April 22, 8 am-6 pm: Boise State Univeristy, Student Union Building, 1700 University Dr, Boise

Showcases

  • Illustrators' Portfolio Showcase

    Friday, April 21 at Rediscovered Books
    and Saturday, April 22 at BSU

    A display of conference attendees' illustration portfolios.

  • SCBWI PAL Showcase

    Saturday, April 22 at BSU
    A display of published books from our SCBWI published and listed members.

Sponsors

  • Boise State Univeristy

    College of Eductaion
    Department of Language, Literacy and Culture

  • SCBWI

    Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
    Utah/Southern Idaho Region

  • The Rediscovered Bookshop

    Celebrating ten years as Boise's favorite Independent bookstore.