Society of
Children's Book Writers
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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!