Posted by: Katie B | March 2, 2010

March Madness is not just for Basketball

Yes Writers, there is a place for you in March.  Just look at all these great activities you can take advantage of!  So get yourself up off the couch and put down the clicker.  Basketball will be on again tomorrow.  And the next day.  And the day after that.  And, and, and….

Tuesday, March 2nd:  Writing for Children Forum at the New School:  Marketing and Selling Your Book.  6:30pm.  This Writing for Children Forum focuses on how to market and sell a book geared toward a young audience.  Panelists Camilla Corcoran, National Accounts, HarperCollins; Kate Kubert Puls, publicist and author manager; and Sharon Hancock, Marketing, Candlewick Press,will discuss these topics with Deborah Brodie, freelance editor.  Location:  Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street, room 510.  Fee:  only $5!!!  http://www.newschool.edu/writing/events.aspx

Saturday, March 6th:  Critique Group Meeting, Westfield Memorial Library, Westfield, NJ.  Start time:  9:30am.  Interested in having your peers review your work in a safe, comfortable, and informative environment?  Never been to a critique group but want to see how it works?  Contact Katie at katieb430 (at) verizon (dot) net.  We welcome new writers as openly as experienced authors. Join us today!

Monday, March 15th:  SCBWI Grant Submission Due.  If you have a well polished start to your work, it is worth your time (topic of another post!).   Check out the details online.  http://www.scbwi.org/Pages.aspx/Introduction

Saturday, March 28th:  Mentoring Session:  Offered by the New Jersey Chapter of the SCBWI.  9:00am – 5:00pm, Princeton Theological Seminary, Stuart Hall, Princeton, NJ.   Price includes:   Continential breakfast, lunch, 20 minute one-on-one critique, peer group critique, first page session and Q & A session with various agents and editors.  I attended one last year and was blown away by the talent pool of both my writing peers and the professionals who mentored.  Well worth the time and money!   http://www.newjerseyscbwi.com/events/100328.shtml

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Responses

  1. Hi Katie,
    Thanks for this listing!
    If you ever attend any of the Forum sessions, please come over and introduce yourself.
    Best,
    Deborah

    • Deborah –
      I have really enjoyed this series – very intimate, informal, and informative at the same time. My first visit was on 10/28/08 when I got to meet Sarah Davies, Harold Underdown, and Kenneth Wright. What a thrill! I gladly fork over my $5 (not being a student). My only complaint is they always seem to be over so quickly! So many more questions I’d love to ask! Thanks for the note – I’ll be sure to say hello at the next event.
      Regards – Katie


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