Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Wild, Wild Midwest 2016 Conference

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Date(s) - 04/29/2016 - 05/01/2016
12:00 am

Chicago Marriott Naperville
1801 N Naper Blvd - Naperville, IL 60563


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Chicago or BUST!

Date: April 29-May 1, 2016
Theme: Roaring 20s
Registration: Opens at 12 PM Central on Feb. 1 for SCBWI members
Feb. 8 for Non-Members / General Public (Become a member!)
Location: Held at the Chicago Marriott Naperville
Cost: $295 for members until March 25, then $310 
$335 for not yet members, then $350​
​Member only add-ons, if selected, are: manuscript critiques ($45), manuscript contest ($12), 3 hour intensives ($40), portfolio reviews ($45)
Program & Faculty:
  • * 35 faculty members!
  • * 7 different intensives – (three hour in-depth sessions on Friday afternoon)!
  • * Newcomers to the Industry Session for Beginners
  • * 35-40 different sessions on topics related to Picture Books, Novels, Nonfiction, All-Genres, Business, Illustration, and Publishing Independently
  • * First Pages Panels, First Looks Panels, and onsite Art Show included in registration
  • * Written critiques, onsite portfolio reviews, and a manuscript contest (with four categories) with the prize being a full manuscript submission
  • * Book signing party
Bookstore:  Sponsored by Andersons Books. Registered attendees who are either traditionally or independently published will be able to sell one title. Faculty's books will be available, too.
Plus! a costume party with a prize for best costume!
Please use our Wisconsin Yahoo Listserv to organize room sharing and carpooling. Save $$$ by going with a friend. See you there!