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Welcome November, ILLINOIS!


Share your progress with us on our SCBWI-Illinois Google Groups with the subject November Good News!


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SCBWI-IL AT AISLE THIS FRIDAY

250 SWAG BAGS READY TO GO!

THANKS VOLUNTEERS


Thanks to Reese Eschmann, PAL Coordinator, for opening her home to Liesl Shurtliff, Claudia Martinez, and Co-RAs Jenny Wagh and Deborah Topolski for a swag-packing party last week!


Volunteers packed PAL's swag into 250 bags with our #ReadLOCALIllinois stickers to give to media specialists and librarians at AISLE this Friday!


Show your support on socials this week: #ReadLOCALIllinois

JOIN US AT BOOTH 306 ON FRIDAY

Attending AISLE as an educator?


Teachers, librarians and media specialists looking to connect with storytellers are invited to our booth for swag and information on how to plan school visits and literacy programs with Illinois storytellers!


ON NOVEMBER 4th come and see our storytellers at Booth 306!

Not attending? Promote on socials: #ReadLocalILLINOIS


 8:00 AM  –   9:30  AM  Lisa Katzenberger & Reese Eschmann

 9:30 AM  –  11:00 AM  Kim Oclon & Nashantá Fletcher

12:15 PM –   1:45  PM  Liesel Shurtliff & Katie Otey & Bonnie Swanson

 1:45 PM  –   3:15  PM  Srividhya Venkat & Barbara Binns

 3:15 PM  –   4:45  PM  Jen Wagh & Lowey Sichol

AISLE DETAILS

SCBWI Global Regional Team Meeting

TOP LEFT TO RIGHT: Esther Hershenhorn, Deborah Topolski, Alice McGinty, Deb Aronson, Jennifer Wagh. (NaShantá Fletcher held down the fort here at home having received a professional consultation as a thanks!)

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News from the

October 28-30

Global Regional Team Meeting



Regional Advisors Emerita Esther Hersenhorn and Alice McGinty met current Regional Team members Deb Aronson, Jennifer Wagh and Deborah Topolski in NYC at for a weekend of programming with fellow global Regional Team members and the SCBWI Home Office.


Regional Team Members met on Sunday morning with outside consultants from Conscient Strategies and Axle Impact Studios for information gathering and discussion of the ongoing transition within SCBWI


SCBWI hopes to share more direction on this transition and a new, improved website with members and Regional Teams in early 2023.

ENJOY THE FALL PRAIRIE WIND

Cover by Alex Willan


With the new issue of Illinois' literary magazine comes new leadership under creative director Shirin Shamsi!  Under her leadership, the PW will certainly continue to thrive and serve our members.


Many thanks to all the contributors and volunteers that make this issue great!

READ THE PRAIRIE WIND

SUBMISSIONS OPEN 





FALL INTO FREE NETWORKS

NETWORKS' HIGHLIGHT

OAK PARK NETWORK

Writing for the Children’s Magazine Market


DATE: Thursday, November 10, 7-9 PM

WHERE: Online


The pandemic has affected most aspects of our lives, and that includes writing for children. Happily, the world of children’s magazines is still robust. Long-term editor Paula Morrow, of both the Cricket group and the Highlights group (not simultaneously, of course!), will share her observations and insights about how the market is changing and why it’s still a great place to submit your work.


To find out more about Paula, please check out her website: paulamorrow.com



Questions? Email Sarah Hammond SCBWI-IL Oak park Network Co-Representative

Click to join us on November 10 at 7PM

Fall Recordings BY REQUEST include:


  • A THOUSAND NOs with DJ Corchin


  • INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL CHAT with Nivair Gabriel & Kortney Price


  • WRITING FOR THE CHILDRENS' MAGAZINE MARKET With Paula Morrow


COMING NEXT WEEK


Missed a live fall program?

No problem!



Your $10 convenience fee to watch a recording all month long supports future FREE SCBWI-IL Network programs, paid professional speakers, mentorshipsscholarships.


EXPLORE YOUR 15 FREE NOVEMBER NETWORKS

NOVEMBER REGIONAL CALENDAR

NOV 1




  • SCBWI Featured Illustrator Award


NOV 2

  • Diversity Network A Conversation with Picture Book Illustrators Click to Register


  • Far North Suburban Network Query Letter Roundtable In-person Barnes and Noble Mellody Farms, Vernon Hills Email Kim Oclon




NOV 4


NOV 6

  • Central Illinois Network First Pages & Finding a Writing Community Click for Info


NOV 7


  • Springfield Scribes In-Person Chatham Area Public Library. Email Debra Daugherty 


  • SCBWI-IL Recordings BY REQUEST Available


NOV 9





NOV 10


  • Oak Park Network Writing for the Children's Magazine Market Click to Join 


NOV 12

  • C-A Illustrators' Network Creative Habits and Focus Click to Join




NOV 24


NOV 26 

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