Children's Writers of the Hudson Valley June 2017 Conference
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Hampton Inn & Suites
2361 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

8:15 am     Registration
Coffee, tea and muffins

8:45 am     Welcome and Introductions

9:00 am to 10:00 am     Keynote
John M. Cusick, agent at Folio Jr./Folio Literary Management
“How to Be a Writer Without Losing Your Mind: Balancing Work, Life and Craft”

10:10 am to 12:10 pm     Session 1
A. Sarah Jane Abbott
“Checking All the Boxes: An Editor’s Perspective on Picture Book Craft”
B. Brett Duquette (novel workshop)
“Narrative Structure”

12:10 pm to 1:20 pm     Lunch, Bookstore and Networking

1:20 pm to 2:50 pm     Session 2
Harold Underdown
“Reader’s Response and Revision Tools: Theory and Practice” 

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm     Session 3
First 100 Words First Impressions
Sarah Jane Abbott, John M. Cusick, Brett Duquette, Harold Underdown

4:00 pm to 4:15 pm     Closing and Door Prizes

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