Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Dakotas 2020 Fall Workshop

Date(s) - 09/11/2020 - 09/12/2020
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Register today for the Dakotas Region’s 2020 Fall Workshop

An Agent’s Perspective: Great Craft and Smart Business!

Linda Camacho, agent with Gallt & Zacker, graduated from Cornell with a B.S. in Communication and has held various positions at Penguin Random House, Dorchester, Simon and Schuster, Writers House, and Prospect Agency. She’s done everything from foreign rights to editorial to marketing to operations, and received her MFA in children’s writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.


What is this Writing Workshop about? 

It’s an opportunity to devote quality time to your writing. You will: 

– – find out how to prevent a “saggy” middle and how to write a manuscript that gets and keeps everyone’s attention (craft talks)

– – find out things to know about literary agents and the process from idea to publication of a novel (business talks)

– – discover what others are writing, and receive feed back on your current project (virtual critique groups-limited spaces)                                                  ****Click on Critique Groups Information in the menu for more information****

– enjoy the company of folks who “get” what you do.

Is it right for me?

The answer is “yes” if:

– – you are a writer (from beginner to published) with a manuscript in progress.

– – you are a picture book author/illustrator (at any level) with a manuscript in progress.

– – you are writing for children, young adults, or new adults.

– – you want to improve your writing.

When is it?

Friday evening, Sept. 11, 2020 from 5:45 PM  to 7:00 PM, and Saturday, Sept, 12, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM, via Zoom.  *****See Schedule 2020 Workshop for more information*****

Where is it?

This conference was to be held at the Grand Casino in Mobridge, SD but because of the pandemic, all SCBWI in-person events have been moved to a virtual platform. We will have our conference via Zoom! All links to Linda Camacho’s four talks as well as links to the critique group meetings will be emailed to participants a week prior to the conference.

What’s it cost?

For Members: The cost for all four webinar talks as well as participation in a critique group (limited space) will be $50.00. Ms. Camacho will give a limited number of post-conference critiques for an additional $50. 

For Non-Members: The cost for all four webinar talks will be $75.00.  But you can join before registering to get the member rate. Click here to join SCBWI

If you are unable to attend the workshop live, recordings of all four of Linda’s talks will be available for one month after the workshop. All registered participants will receive the links to the recordings a few days after the workshop.

How do I register? 

Just fill in the form at the bottom of this page. You can pay online through PayPal or send a check to Dakotas SCBWI, 3113 32nd Street S, Moorhead, MN 56560