Autumn 2007Food for Thought

Sept. 15th Eat and Greet for Published SCBWI Members With Trade Books

Get together for a potluck brunch and gathering for SCBWI members with trade books. All members who have published or have under contract trade books are welcome to get together

  • To nosh and nibble
  • To share ideas
  • To think about what SCBWI-IL can do to help our published members
  • To get connected
  • To consider future programs for published writers

When: 9:30 a.m. – noon. Saturday, Sept. 15th, 2007
Where: Studio Pink
149 Harrison St.
Oak Park, IL 60304
Who: Published authors and illustrators of trade books
Cost: Please bring $10 to defray the cost of coffee, juice, cups, plates, etc., plus room rental. Also bring a brunch item to share with four others.
RSVP: By Sept. 8 to Sallie Wolf at
Details: Exit the Eisenhower Expressway north on Austin, immediately turn west on Harrison Street, the first light, and proceed to the intersection of Lombard and Harrison, a four-way stop. Park on the street. Studio Pink, formerly Janice Elkins Gallery & Studio, is on the south-east corner of Harrison and Lombard streets. On the CTA Blue Line, get off at the Austin exit but take the ramp that leads to Lombard and walk north about one block.

The meeting’s theme is “One Terrific Promotional Idea That Worked.” Come prepared to share from your experiences. It would be especially fun to hear how some of you are using blogs, websites, You-Tube, e-mail and other web-based ways to get the word out about your books. We will not limit you to one terrific idea, nor would we scoff at ideas that didn’t work, especially if you learned from the experience and care to share.

9:30-10:30 a.m. Eat and network
10:30-noon Share promotional ideas
Noon-12:15 p.m. Decide next meeting date, place and focus
12:15 a.m.-12:30 Clean up

What do you bring?
1. Yourself.
2. A brunch food for four to share. Coffee and juice will be provided.
3. Your best promotional ideas that worked.
4. Your worst idea ever and what you intend to do differently next time.
5. Books and projects to show off.
6. Ideas for future gatherings for published members.

Make checks out to SCBWI-IL.
You may pay at the door or mail checks to
Sallie Wolf
921 Fair Oaks Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302

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