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Friday Intensives provide additional time for authors and illustrators to further learn from industry professionals on specific subjects that will enhance their writing or illustrating careers. Smaller group sizes and more intimate settings also allow for direct interpersonal feedback from faculty and attendees, as well as opportunities to delve further into your own work.

How to register: On your conference registration, select the Friday Intensive you wish to attend.

Pricing: All intensives with Kristen Nobles are $40 for members of AWG / SCBWI / 49 Writers, or $60 for Non-Members. All other intensives are $60 for members of AWG / SCBWI / 49 Writers, or $80 for Non-Members

Please note: some intensives have different start times. Check the Conference Agenda for schedule details.


Illustrator Focus with Kristen Nobles

Illustrator Be Nimble

How to create evocative, individual images that stand out from the crowd and are memorable to an art director, editor, or agent? We'll focus on thinking visually out-of-the-box, creating unique characters, and stretching the illustration muscles. After a presentation of some of the images I find most memorable, and a few stories of how those images became book contracts (including visuals by Sophie Blackall and Jon Klassen), we will do a number of on-site sketching exercises and interact with fellow illustrators to sharpen visual literacy skills.

Picture Book Focus with Kristen Nobles

Picture Book Manuscripts : A Checklist

Successful picture books have many key elements in common. We'll consider a few popular books, breaking them down into the essentials, and create a checklist together. We'll then turn the magnifying glass on your best manuscript to see if it checks out, and examine where revision might be necessary.


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