Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2020 Conference Schedule


7:45 a.m.         Registration and Portfolio Showcase Drop-Off

8:00 a.m.         Welcome

8:15 a.m.         Keynote: Rubin Pfeffer, Agent at Rubin Pfeffer Content, LLC

“You and Publishing. Let´s Get Going.”

9:15 a.m.         Rubin Pfeffer & Susan Fletcher—”The Agent and Author Relationship”

10:00 a.m.       Break

10:15 a.m.       Keynote: Charlotte Wenger, Agent at Prospect Agency
“Giving Characters Life and Voice”

11:15 a.m.       Keynote: Kelly Bennett, Author
“What is your Picture Book´s Big Picture?”

12:15 p.m.       Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Illustrator Break-out with Saho Fujii, Art Director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers—“The Picture Book Process”

1:15 p.m.         Keynote: Trisha de Guzman, Associate Editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers—”Raising Your Stakes”

2:15 p.m.         Break

2:35 p.m.         “First Look” Faculty Panel

3:35 p.m.         Closing Announcements—Silent Auction closes

3:40 p.m.         Keynote: Susan Fletcher, Author

“30 Tips/30 Years: What I’ve Learned about Writing Since I Sold my First Book”

4:40 p.m.         Book signings

5:00 p.m.         Close out

6:00 p.m.         Networking Dinner at Carino’s, 620 Harvey Rd., College Station, TX 77840