Mark your calendars for the third annual Prairie Writer’s Day, hosted by SCBWI-Illinois. This year’s action-packed event will be held on Nov. 3, 2007, at Dominican University. Registration will begin Sept. 1 via
Continue reading Save the Date for Prairie Writer’s Day
By Nunki Pelagus
Horoscopes for Nov. 1 – Dec. 31, 2007
RETROGRADE* ALERT: Yay! Mercury (retrograde since Oct. 11) turns direct Nov. 2. Mars turns retrograde Nov. 15 (direct Jan. 30). Saturn turns retrograde Dec. 19 (direct May 2).
ARIES, The Ram (March 21-April 19)
On Nov. 15 Mars (your ruling planet) turns retrograde while in its fall in Cancer and square your Sun. That can’t be good! Be alert for ways you might be sabotaging your own efforts through impatience or an overactive temper. It’s not the best time to start something new, and working with others may be a challenge. Writers and illustrators will get relief from these conditions Nov. 23-Dec. 22. That will also be the best time to determine which projects have worked well in the past as you prepare for the future. Continue reading Nuggets from Nunki: Horoscopes for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
What: Opening Reception of the Illustrators Network’s gallery show, “Children’s Book Illustrators”
When: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2007
Where: Chesterton Art Gallery in
Continue reading Illustrators Network Gallery Show
By Karen Kulinski
Writing History: Historical Fiction, Nonfiction and Biography: A Workshop with Carolyn P. Yoder began on a rainy Saturday in late June, in Urbana, but the sun was shining on the 30 or so of us who heard Carolyn that day. Continue reading Carolyn Yoder Workshop June 23-24
With this Fall 2007 issue, we’re marking our first full year of being an online newsletter. And I think we have a lot to be proud of.
The contributions from SCBWI-Illinois members just keep on getting better, and this issue is a perfect example:
Kate Rietz’s beautiful illustration, titled “Symphony in the Pond,” is a gorgeous piece of
Continue reading Falling Into Place
The Prairie Writer’s Day registration form is here!
What: The Third Annual Prairie Writer’s Day
When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007
Where: The Priory Campus, Dominican University, 7200 W. Division Street,
River Forest, Illinois. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
Fee: $135 ($150 for nonmembers), which includes a boxed lunch
SCBWI-Illinois’ Third Annual Prairie Writer’s Day continues the tradition of offering both novice and experienced writers the opportunity to learn, connect and grow. And speaking of growing, this year’s program has even more guest speakers, so that every attendee comes away with new insights and tools for establishing and/or maintaining a viable career in the world of children’s publishing. Continue reading Prairie Writer’s Day Is Coming
Sign up for one of the many SCBWI-Illinois classes, conferences and workshops by
Continue reading Check Out an SCBWI Class, Conference
SCBWI-Illinois’ Networks offer members a wide range of networking opportunities, as well as programs and other events. Get the information you need about a Network in your area by
Continue reading Networking Information Is a Click Away
This issue of the Prairie Wind welcomes Fall as Doug Florian did in his Autumnblings collection of poems and paintings: with all the crisp energy of a joyful tumbling run!
News, interviews, columns and announcements – all are here to get you goin’ and growin’ and maybe even glowin’, starting anew as we traditionally do each September. Continue reading Autumnatically Yours
Here’s a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the talents of some of the region’s finest children’s artists in one place at one time. Continue reading SCBWI-Illinois’ Artists Put on a Show