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  • REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!       WINTER WARM UP CRITIQUE DAY Polish up your manuscript before our June conference! Join SCBWI New Jersey for a Spring critique with an agent or editor— and hone your skills in children's book writing and illustration toward your ultimate goal: Publication!   Saturday, March 25, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.    Labyrinth Bookstore  122 Nassau St. Princeton, NJ 08542   You must upload manuscript when you register.    Registration Closes February 25, 2017 - 9:00 p.m. (EST) Or When Spots Sell Out!     ____________________________________________________________________   Here's what is In store for you! One (single) fifteen minute critique session for full picture book or first 15 pages of a novel. One (double) thirty minute critique session for first 40 pages of a novel only           OR Two (single) fifteen minute critique sessions for full picture book or first 15 pages of a novel. This event is open to all SCBWI members and Non-SCBWI members SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTER EARLY TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT!                                                     Single critique: $90 SCBWI Member / $115 Non-SCBWI Member Double critique: $180 SCBWI Member / $230 Non-SCBWI Member  Two Single critiques: $180 SCBWI Member / $230 Non-SCBWI Member   Faculty Line Up Eliza Berkowitz, Senior Editor, Sterling Publishing Victoria Doherty-Munro, Agent, Writers House Alice Jerman, Associate Editor, HarperCollins Children's Books Liz Kosnar, Asociate Editor, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Victoria Marini, Agent, Irene Goodman Agency Sean McCarthy, Owner/agent, Sean McCarthy Literary Agency Lauren Spieller, Literary Agent Assistant, TriadaUS Erin Stein, Publisher of Imprint, part of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group Read all about the guest editors and agents HERE   FAQ's Answered HERE!   Read the FAQ and still have Questions? Email Kelly Calabrese, Event Organizer, kellycalabresenjscbwi@gmail.com: HERE   Click Here To Register Now ____________________________________________________________________     Save The Date For our Annual Conference on June 3 & 4, 2017 We've moved! This year's conference will be at the Hyatt Hotel in the heart of New Brunswick. Registration is scheduled to open early March.  
  •     Registration for the June 3-4, 2017 Summer Conference   Opens Sunday March 26, 5:00 P.M.     The registration link is at the bottom of this email. If you try to register earlier than 3/26/2017, 5:00 p.m. you will see 'Access Code Required' which means registration is not yet open. Please do not email the RA or the event organizer for an access code or to ask when registration opens.   End of Registration Deadline: 9 p.m., May 7     __________________________________________________________________________________________      NJSCBWI ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017   We are so excited for the 2017 NJSCBWI Annual Summer Conference on June 3 & 4.  We have a great lineup of faculty and over 70 workshops for you to attend, plus all your favorite features such as one-on-ones, first page sessions, round tables, agent pitching, panels, illustrator intensive, juried art show, book fair and pre-dinner social.  All to help you on your journey to publication!   __________________________________________________________________________________________   Saturday night fun... This year author Matt Winner will host an evening of stories, humor, observation, and confession inspired by the podcast, Grown-Ups Read Things They Wrote As Kids. Join fellow NJCBWI Conference attendees to unearth the stories you wrote in grade school or revisit the journal entries from your youth! The things we write as children shed light on the people we are today. So dust off those old notebooks or looseleaf stories glued to construction paper and take a trip down memory lane. Matthew Winner, co-founder of All The Wonders and host of the All The Wonders podcast, will emcee the event at an offsite location to be determined.   For questions email Matt at: mwinne2@gmail.com   __________________________________________________________________________________________    Quick tips before heading to the registration site ...   To get the most out of your registration and make it as seamless as possible, set aside an hour with your favorite beverage and follow the general registration instructions. Have the general schedule, faculty bios and workshop descriptions handy and use the registration worksheet to help you stay on track. Links to all of these documents can be found in the FAQ (link below). There are space limits to certain sessions and other info to be aware of, so be sure to click a 'details' link where you see it. Also, when registering, if a pdf pops up with 2016 dates, simply refresh your browser, or empty your caches, then refresh.      Most important tip of all: DO NOT USE THE BROWSER BACK BUTTON when you are registering, because you will lose everything and have to start again. Simply, take your time, and if you need to go back to a previous page, simply click one of the tabs within your registration.   FINAL NOTE: If NJSCBWI gave you a credit from 2016 to apply to this year's conference, you MUST CONTACT THE RA BEFORE registering. (Regretfully, we cannot honor the credit if you have already registered.) Contact RA Cathy Thole-Daniels at: newjersey-ra2@scbwi.org   ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________     CLICK HERE FOR ALL YOUR FAQ (frequently asked questions) Where you will find links to the conference schedule, workshop descriptions, faculty bios and more details.     CLICK HERE FOR THE REGISTRATION WORKSHEET. Use the worksheet to ensure you do not double book the sessions you sign up for. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Hotel Booking: Hyatt Regency New Brunswick (732) 873-1234 2 Albany St New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901   Conference rate for a hotel room: $125 plus taxes and fees. Click here to reserve your conference room at the hotel.  If you'd prefer to call, the number is 888-421-1442. Booking is under New Jersey SCBWI BOOK EARLY to avoid disappointment. There are a limited number of rooms. Map & Directions click HERE ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   TO REGISTER SUNDAY MARCH 26, 5:00 p.m. (& not a second before!) plus all the information you need about the conference  go to the registration website here.   Can't wait to see you in June! Cathy, Rosanne, Karen and the NJSCBWI Team
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NJSCBWI_Com_CathyCathleen Thole Daniels • Regional Advisor

Cathleen Thole-Daniels is a picture book and Middle grade writer and illustrator. Her background is in freelance illustration in the fantasy field with previous clients such as Barnes & Noble, Simon & Schuster, Play Station, Sega Genesis, Marvel …

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