Workshop Series

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Date(s) - 06/10/2017 - 10/21/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Florissant Presbyterian Church
660 Charbonier Road - Florissant, MO 63033


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We are excited to announce a three-part workshop series which will be taking place in Florissant, MO over the next few months. Descriptions of these workshops are listed below.  You are welcome to attend any or all events. 

Members : $15 per session
Non-members : $25 per session
SCBWI members who register for all three sessions receive a group rate of $35 for all three events!

*** If you wish to register for all three events, please choose that option when registering to receive the discount. If you are not applying for all three, please select the appropriate events in the registration list. 

You may pay by Paypal or check. Please choose the appropriate option in the "Pay With" option during registration. If you choose to pay by check, payment should be mailed within 48 hours of registration to: 
SCBWI Kansas/Missouri, 11709 Roe Avenue, Suite D, # 200, Leawood, KS 66211.

Registration fees are not refundable.

PART 1 - JUNE 10th: 

Time: 10:00 – NOON
​Location: Florissant Presbyterian Church 660 Charbonier Road – Florissant, MO 63033

Ever wish you could wriggle into the mind of a kid and find out what books they would like to read? We’ve got the next best thing! This workshop will feature a panel of librarians who know what kids and teachers want to see in their classrooms and on their library shelves. Come ready to ask questions, brainstorm concepts, and leave with ideas for your next project.

Librarians – Jill Burkemper (Warrenton School District) and Donna Mork Reed (St. Louis County Public Library)


PART 2 - AUGUST 26th: 

Time: 10:00 – NOON
​Location: Florissant Presbyterian Church 660 Charbonier Road – Florissant, MO 63033

Curious about self-publishing? Wonder which path is best for your book? This workshop will cover the good, the bad and the challenging aspects of self-publishing and traditional publishing. Authors Marella Sands and Sharon Shinn will share their experiences and help you decide which path is the best for you. Learn about self-marketing, formatting, finding an illustrator, and developing your platform. It will be a session jam packed with information and an opportunity to ask burning questions.


PART 3 – OCTOBER 21st:

Time: 10:00 – NOON
​Location: Florissant Presbyterian Church 660 Charbonier Road - Florissant, MO 63033

Everybody hates query letters. How do you interest an agent or editor in your manuscript by writing a letter? All your blood, sweat, and chapters summed up in a few sentences. It’s enough to make a grown writer cry – cuss – throw tantrums… it can get ugly. Save your sanity and come to the Query Perfect workshop. Writing Pros Sue Bradford Edwards and Rita Russell will show you how to craft the perfect query that will get the attention of agents and editors.