My Writing Journey

 

When I decided to seriously pursue my career in writing books (for children and adults), I knew educating myself was the best way to go in order to become a better writer and to learn more about publishing. This is a listing of the events I have attended.


2017:

Monthly: attends local SCBWI Shop Talk meetings in Poughkeepsie 

2016:

Monthly: attends local SCBWI Shop Talk meetings in Poughkeepsie 

JUNE: Children's Writers of the Hudson Valley Conference, Poughkeepsie, NY (4th year attending)

SEPTEMBER: Day of the Living Dead Workshop : Write Stronger Horror/Mystery/Suspense with Kat Brzozowski, Monica Odom, & Micol Ostow at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (SCBWI Metro-NY event)

2015:

Monthly: attends local SCBWI Shop Talk meetings in Poughkeepsie

JUNE: Children's Writers of the Hudson Valley Conference, Poughkeepsie, NY (3rd year attending)

AUGUST: Unicorn Writers Conference, Purchase, NY (6th year attending)

 

2014:

Monthly: attends local SCBWI Shop Talk meetings in Poughkeepsie

MARCH: Unicorn Writers Conference (CT, 5th year attending)

JUNE: Children's Writers of the Hudson Valley Conference

JUNE: Millbrook Literary Festival

NOVEMBER: First Impressions Event (Children's Writers of the Hudson Valley, Hyde Park, NY) 

 

2013:

MARCH: Unicorn Writers Conference (CT, 4th year attending)

JUNE: Children's Writers of the Hudson Valley Conference (Poughkeepsie, NY)

AUGUST: Novel Writing Workshop with Eileen Charbonneau (Millbrook, NY)

AUGUST: Toolbox Workshop with Christopher Cheng (Hudson, NY)

SEPTEMBER: Eastern NY SCBWI Regional Conference (Fishkill, NY)

NOVEMBER: SCBWI Eastern NY Falling Leaves Writers Retreat, Master Class for Novel Writing (Lake George, NY, 3rd year attending) 


2012:
APRIL: Unicorn Writers Conference (CT, 3rd year attending)

JUNE: Millbrook Literacy Festival/Tricks of the Trade Children's Book Writers Workshops

JULY: Novel Writing Workshop with Eileen Charbonneau (my 3rd year)

AUGUST: Author Event: Eileen Charbonneau at EFCL

SEPTEMBER: Writing Workshop with Author Sandra Kitt at EFCL

OCTOBER: Cheryl Klein's Master Class in Plot all day intensive (Albany-SCBWI event)


2011:

MARCH: Unicorn Writers Conference (CT, 2nd year attending)

JUNE: SCBWI Eastern NY Conference (Pok)

AUGUST: Novel Writing Workshop with Eileen Charbonneau (my 2nd year) 

 

2010:
APRIL: Unicorn Writers Conference (CT)

MAY: Millbrook Book Festival
JUNE: SCBWI Eastern NY Conference (Pok)
JULY: Summer Writers Institute at Marist College (NY/Novel Writing-3rd year attendee)

JULY: Novel Writing Workshop with Eileen Charbonneau (at Merritt Bookstore-my 1st year)

OCTOBER: Rutger's One-On-One Plus Conference 
NOVEMBER: SCBWI Eastern NY Falling Leaves Writers Retreat, Master Class for Novel Writing (Lake George, NY, 2nd year attending) 

 

2009:

JANUARY: Started a Children's Book Writers group at EFCL (meetings on the second Tuesday evening of each month.

JANUARY-MARCH: First Pages Revisions Boot Camp w/ Eileen Robinson and Harold Underdown (online)

JUNE: SCBWI Eastern NY Conference (Pok)
JULY: Summer Writers Institute at Marist College (Novel Writing-my 2nd year) 


2008: 

JANUARY: Joined the East Fishkill Community Library's Women's Writers Critique Group

SPRING:  The Basics of Writing Picture Books with Karen Orloff & Della Ross Ferrari

JUNE: SCBWI Eastern NY Conference (also joined the SCBWI)

JUNE: Women's Writers Group Reading. Read first chapter of Everlast.

JULY: Summer Writers Institute at Marist College (Novel Writing-1st time attendee)
AUGUST: Writing and Selling the YA Novel Workshop with K.L. Going (Merritt Bookstore)

SEPTEMBER: How to Get into Publishing Children's Books workshop at EFCL

OCTOBER: 3 Literary Agents, 3 Opinions Workshop (NY, NY)
NOVEMBER: SCBWI Eastern NY Falling Leaves Writers Retreat (for Novelists--1st time attendee)

DECEMBER: Winter Words Writers Conference at the Fairfield Public Library (CT)

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