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SCBWI-WI Spring Luncheon 2018: Clarity & Joy

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Date(s) - 04/08/2018
10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Stone Harbor Resort
107 N. 1st Avenue - Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235


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Clarity & Joy: An Editor’s
Point of View on POV

Amy Ward Owl Painting Illustration

Image by Amy Frances Ward |


Catherine Laudone
Assistant Editor at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers


Join us in picturesque Sturgeon Bay, Door County for our Spring Luncheon 2018. You’ll hear from Catherine Laudone, an editor from one of the “Big Five” publishers, who will share insight on writing from different points of view. To read more about our editor, visit the Faculty page.

$50 members, $80 non-members
The cost includes mingling, a plated lunch, keynote speaker, and a raffle.

Lodging is optional and is NOT included in the cost of the luncheon
However, a limited block of rooms are available for those who want to stay overnight at Stone Harbor Resort. SCBWI members can reserve rooms at the special rate of $99 per night. Please call the hotel directly at (920) 746-0700 to reserve. Mention Write On Door County for the discounted lodging rate. Additional hotel options can be found on the lodging page.

DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP: The SCBWI-WI Diversity Committee is offering two scholarships to the Spring Luncheon—applications are due March 18. Learn more on the diversity scholarship page.

EXCLUSIVE: Attendees will receive submission guidelines and the opportunity to submit their work to Catherine Laudone as a courtesy. She accepts submissions for picture books, chapter books, middle grade and young adult. Only registered attendees will receive this information.


Bless Yourself with an Optional Weekend of Writing

This event will conclude the 2-day children’s literature conference and workshops being held by Write On, Door County. (Please see their website for more details on that conference, for which separate registration is required.)


Registration for the Spring Luncheon is limited.
Sign up now to make sure you get a spot!


We look forward to seeing you on April 8th.


With gratitude,

Your SCBWI-WI Spring Luncheon Co-chairs.

Genevieve Artel genevieve580 [at] gmail [dot] com and
Melissa Gorzelanczyk melissagorzelanczyk [at] gmail [dot] com, 920-366-2541

(A special thank you to our additional committee members Liza Wiemer and Becki Kidd for their help in organizing this event.)

Feel free to contact us with questions!




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The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is dedicated to providing a safe and harassment-free environment for all of its members and has a zero-tolerance policy regarding harassment, intimidation, and discrimination. This includes all harassment, intimidation, and discrimination made on the basis of race, age, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, religion, class, body size, veteran status, marital/domestic partnership status, citizenship or any other marginalized identity. Harassment includes verbal comments, written comments, displayed images, or behaviors such as deliberate intimidation, stalking, body policing, unwelcome photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy applies to all situations of harassment, intimidation, or discrimination at SCBWI programs and activities and is applicable to all SCBWI events and all SCBWI venues, including but not limited to SCBWI events, conferences, meetings, meet-ups, critique groups, and online interactions. Harassment, intimidation, and discrimination at any SCBWI event, any one of the foregoing events, or on-line is prohibited.


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All participants in SCBWI events and activities, including faculty, staff, and attendees, are required to comply with the following anti-harassment code of conduct. The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits harassment, including but not limited to the following behaviors:


-Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following.


-Sustained disruption of talks or other events.


-Inappropriate physical contact.


-Unwelcome sexual attention.


-Abusive verbal comments.


-Quid pro quo – sexual harassment that occurs when one in an authority position requests sex or a sexual relationship in exchange for professional consideration or favors.


Harassment does not include respectful disagreement or reasonable and respectful critique made in good faith. SCBWI continues to welcome and appreciate presentation of controversial ideas, free speech, and creative artistic expression. SCBWI encourages members to hold one another accountable to the Code of Conduct and to take the perspectives of others seriously when a disagreement arises.



Reporting Procedures

Any person who believes there has been a violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy can report the offense in one or all of the following ways:


-All SCBWI conferences will designate one or more Safety Team Members who will be available during the conference to provide a safe space for members to report an incident. The Safety Team Member will report directly to the conference director or regional advisor in charge.


-A complainant may request assistance from any SCBWI officer, employee, or regional team member.


-SCBWI has a dedicated email address for reporting any incident of harassment. Anyone who chooses to report an incident can find the Anti-Harassment Report Form on the SCBWI website (About > Anti-Harassment) or use the following link: Reports can be filled out anonymously or with identifying information. Reports should include the substance of the complaint, date, and whenever possible, a list of witnesses or a reference to the relevant URLs, if the offense occurred online. Emails will be monitored at all times, including during SCBWI events. SCBWI will fully investigate all complaints, including those made anonymously, and take whatever action is necessary and appropriate to prevent a recurrence. Please note however, that SCBWI will not be able to follow up on an anonymous report with the complainant directly, as SCBWI will not have contact information for the anonymous complainant. SCBWI will make every attempt to respond to a named complainant in a timely fashion.




The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits retaliation against a member of the SCBWI community for reporting harassment, intimidation or discrimination, or for participating in an investigation relating to any complaint made. The sanctions for retaliation are the same sanctions available to address any other violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy.




SCBWI takes all allegations of harassment seriously. Every report will be investigated by a panel consisting of independent consultants specializing in issues of harassment. The results of the investigation and the recommendations of the panel will be reported to the officers of SCBWI, who will determine, in conjunction with the panel or, when appropriate, in consultation with an independent arbiter, the appropriate sanction.

Sanctions for faculty, speakers, staff or board members may include any of the following:


-warning the party involved that the particular behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;


-immediate removal from the event;


-denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a temporary or permanent basis;


-withholding of a contracted honorarium;


-prohibition from future speaking engagements;


-prohibition from future faculty appointments;


-expulsion from SCBWI;


-removal from the Board of Advisors or Board of Directors, when appropriate




Sanctions for attendees, members, and guests can include any of the following:


-warning the party involved that specified behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;


-immediate removal from the event, without refund;


-denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a permanent or temporary basis;


-termination of SCBWI membership, without refund;


-prohibition future SCBWI membership





SCBWI will make every reasonable effort to conduct all investigations into allegations of harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in a manner that will protect the confidentiality of all parties. Notwithstanding the above, confidentiality is not absolute, and those with a legitimate business reason to know and be informed of the allegations will be so informed. Parties to the complaint should treat the matter under investigation with discretion and respect the reputation of all parties involved.


* SCBWI acknowledges the contributions of Geek Feminism, Science Fiction Writers of America, and WisCon for their work in developing anti-harassment policies.



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