Events

Due to the ongoing health crisis, many of Tanja’s events and visits have been canceled, postponed, or moved to a virtual platform.

Please check here regularly for updates on events. 

Upcoming Events

23
Jul

SCBWI | 2021 Regional Team Summer Round Tables

July 23, 2021 - July 24, 2021

virtual

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24
Jul

SCBWI AZ PAL Author Showcase and Q&A - Attending

July 24, 2021 - July 24, 2021

1:00 pm

Virtual

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Join us in celebrating recent PAL book releases and hearing from the creators in our next SCBWI-AZ Author Showcase and Q&A on Saturday, July 24, 2021, from 1:00 pm-2:15 pm (Phoenix, AZ Time) on Zoom.

This event will spotlight Authors, who will introduce themselves and their books, and provide attendees the opportunity to get answers to their general publishing questions.

This free event will be moderated by PAL coordinators Laura Ellen and Dianne White.

29
Jul

SCBWI Summer Conference - The big 50!

July 29, 2021 - August 2, 2021

All day

Virtual

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The 2021 Virtual Summer Conference, The Big Five-Oh, is a five-day historic event packed with inspiration, information, and connection, featuring an all-star faculty of 50+ speakers on 50+ topics. The conference includes:

● A full-day intensive for authors and illustrators preparing to launch their careers
● A full-day optional intensive for published authors and illustrators
● A full-day intensive just for illustrators included in the price of the main conference
● Over fifty craft-oriented and inspirational presentations each with a handout of takeaway points
● Panels of editors, agents, and art directors discussing what they’re acquiring and why
● Rare interviews with icons in the children’s book field
● The opportunity to pitch your book directly to agents and editors
● Online socials and engaging mingles
● The career-launching portfolio showcase for illustrators
● The opportunity to sell your books in our online bookstore
● A bonus day of peer-critiques

02
Aug

SCBWI Summer Conference - The big 50! - ILLUSTRATOR INTENSIVE

August 2, 2021 - August 2, 2021

All day

Virtual

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Four noted illustrators reveal the epiphanies and catalysts that transformed their careers.

24
Sep

SCBWI Arizona - 2021 Regional Conference - ORGANIZING

September 24, 2021 - September 26, 2021

All Day

Franciscan Renewal Center - Scottsdale, Arizona

Save the date. We will post more information as it becomes available.

Registration Opens June 1, 2021

09
Oct

SCBWI Pennsylvania East - ILLUSTRATOR DAY 2021

October 9, 2021 - October 9, 2021

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Virtual

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Every year Illustrator Day is a special day dedicated to our illustration members, and 2021 is extra special because we have two agents joining us! Hear presentations by author/illustrator Kate Garchinsky, Book Designer Taylor Abatiell, Editor Kandace Coston, and highly sought after agents Nicole Tugeau and Chloë Morgan. Whether you’re published or have just joined SCBWI, you don’t want to miss our annual event for illustrators.

Past Events

SCBWI ARIZONA - KidLit Tools Workshop: Inside-Out: Creating Believable Characters Through Emotion & Sensory Detail - MODERATING

May 29, 2021 - May 29, 2021

Virtual

Virtual School Visit - Sevilla West, 5th Grade, 7th Grade, & 8th Grade

May 17, 2021 - May 17, 2021

Virtual

Virtual School Visit - Sevilla West, 8th Grade

May 11, 2021 - May 11, 2021

Virtual

YouTube Interview with Soul Heart Entertainment

May 10, 2021 - May 10, 2021

virtual - Youtube.com

SCBWI ARIZONA - KidLit Nonfiction Workshop: Interest + Impact: Finding a Marketable Nonfiction Topic and Where to Go From There - MODERATING

May 8, 2021 - May 8, 2021

Virtual

SCBWI Arizona - KidLit Tools Workshop: Making Magic: Storytelling Disney-Style - MODERATING

March 6, 2021 - March 6, 2021

Virtual

SCBWI Arizona - KidLit Tools Webinar: Writing Rhyme That’s Sublime - MODERATING

February 6, 2021 - February 6, 2021

Virtual

SCBWI Arizona - KidLit Tools Webinar: What to Say and How to Say It: Voice in Picture Books - MODERATING

February 27, 2021 - February 27, 2021

Virtual

SCBWI Arizona - KidLit Tools Webinar: How to Use Narrative Distance - MODERATING

January 30, 2021 - January 30, 2021

Virtual

StoryTeller Academy Black Friday Bootcamp 2020

November 27, 2020 - November 27, 2020

Online Livestream

The Business of Publishing: Webinar – Website Basics - MODERATING

November 14, 2020 - November 14, 2020

Virutal

Latinx KidLit Book Festival - ATTENDING

December 4, 2020 - December 5, 2020

Virtual

SCBWI Rocky Mountain 2020 Virtual Letters & Lines Conference - ATTENDING & VOLUNTEERING

September 12, 2020 - September 13, 2020

Virtual

SCBWI AZ 2020 Regional Conference (Scottsdale)

September 11, 2020 - September 13, 2020

CANCELLED due to COVID-19

SCBWI AZ Online Member Critique-Nic - Leading Breakout Room

August 31, 2020 - August 31, 2020

Virtual

SCBWI AZ Online Member Critique-Nic - Leading Breakout Room

August 29, 2020 - August 29, 2020

Virtual

SCBWI AZ, Illustrator Drop In Meeting - Attending

August 20, 2020 - August 20, 2020

Virtual

The Summer Spectacular 2020 - Attending

July 31, 2020 - August 4, 2020

Virtual Event due to COVID-19

Camp in a Box - Going, Going, Green

July 6, 2020 - July 10, 2020

Through The Children's Museum of Phoenix

Camp in a Box - Going, Going, Green

June 9, 2020 - June 13, 2020

Through The Children's Museum of Phoenix

SCBWI AZ KidLit Tools Workshop: Picture Book Basics and Beyond (Phoenix)

April 4, 2020

CANCELLED due to COVID-19

SCBWI AZ KidLit Tools Workshop: Picture Book Basics and Beyond (TUCSON)

February 29, 2020

World of Words Library University of Arizona - Tucson

Artist Panel Discussion

January 30, 2020

Park University – Gilbert, AZ

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