Thursday, September 13, 2012

SCBWI Upcoming Events in Portland, Oregon

September 8th:  Craft Workshop and Overview of Hamline Low-Residency MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults

When:  9:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
What:  Craft Workshop and Overview of Hamline Low-Residency MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults
Where:  Attic Institute, 4232 Southeast Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215
Cost: $25.00 (fees go directly to Hamline)

September 15th: SCBWI Oregon Open House: Got Genre?

When: 1-4 p.m.
What: A chance to discuss SCBWI Oregon, writing, and more. See the event description on our website for more details, such as who is manning the various tables at the open house!

Cost: Free!Where: Multnomah Arts Center Auditorium (7688 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR 97219)

September 28th: Illustration Connection
Sold out!

September 29th: New Member & Beginner Tea: "Scones and the Secrets of Writing for Children"

When: 10:15 am to 1:15 pm
What: All new members and beginners are invited to a workshop describing the basics of writing for children and young adults.  We will have author Addie Boswell talk about picture book writing, author Barbara Kerley talk about non-fiction, Emmalisa Sparrow (YA editor at Beyond Words) talk about YA, and Nicole Marie Schreiber (MFA in Writing from Vermont College) talk about middle grade.

Cost: $7 for members, $12 for nonmembers
Where: Wilsonville Public Library Rose Room, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville, OR 97070

September 29th: PAL EVENT: Tears, Sweat, and True Blood: DIY Marketing in a Post-Twilight World

When: 3-5 PM
What: Holly and Shiraz Cupala

In this tandem presentation, Holly Cupala will share her experience building her brand and fan base, and marketing both her debut novel, TELL ME A SECRET (2010), which launched with over 5,000 fans and 150 bloggers, as well as her second novel, DON'T BREATHE A WORD (2012).  In addition, her marketing muscle and husband, Shiraz Cupala, will share his insights from 20 years of micro-publishing, media production, and online marketing both independently and for Microsoft and Nokia.

If you have a book coming out in the next few years, you won’t want to miss this dynamic duo.  Holly and Shiraz will send you home with concrete action items you can employ to give your book the best possible start.  Learn more about Holly and her books at and on Twitter @hollycupala

Priority registration for PAL members will begin August 15th.  Registration for all other members will open September 3rd.  Reserve your spot early.  We expect this event to fill.

Cost: $12 (SCBWI Members only)
Where: Southwest Community Center, 6820 SW 45th Ave, Portland, OR

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