Annual Conference

The Magic of 13 – SCBWI: Northern Ohio 13th Annual Conferencescbwi15 logo color w title lo

September 18-19, 2015 at the Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel

Thanks to all our fabulous faculty, attendees, and board members for making our 13th annual conference one of the best ever!

Our faculty lineup included:

- Nikki Garcia, Assistant Editor, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

- Loraine Joyner, Sr. Art Director, Peachtree Publishers

- Marie Lamba, Associate Literary Agent & Author, The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

- Kendra Levin, Sr. Editor, Viking’s Children’s Books/Penguin Young Readers Group

- Jodell Sadler, founding Agent, Sadler Children’s Literary

- Victoria A. Selvaggio, Associate Agent & Author, The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

- Gloria Adams, Author

- Mary Kay Carson, Author

- Sophie Cayless, Author/Illustrator

- Liz Coley, Author

- Shutta Crum, Author

- Denise Fleming, Author/Illustrator

- Michelle Houts, Author

- Miranda Paul, Author









Book Basket

Thanks to all who contributed so generously to our book basket this year! Our book basket recipient was FIRST GLANCE.  First Glance, in the neighborhood of Kenmore, Ohio, works with at-risk teens and young adults in a loving, accepting environment. They provide a safe place for those in the community who need it most—children. Teen Moms and Young Moms are able to earn points to “buy” donated items for their children. With the picture books through early readers from SCBWI, they will be able to promote the joy of reading in their family. Some of the books will go into their Learning Center, recently built to help the children of Teem Moms and Young Moms learn the skills needed to be successful in school.