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San Francisco North & East Bay Region

Region Coordinators 
Regional Advisor 
Margaret Speaker Yuan

Assistant Regional Advisor
Colette Weil Parrinello

Beyond the Bay Coordinators
Keely Parrack

Anne Reilly
Louise Henriksen

North Bay Coordinator
Charles Markee

Illustrator Coordinator  Brian Bowes

Critique Group Facilitator
Angie Azur

New Member Coordinator
Corrina Vacco

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Autumn Leaves: Color Your Passion

SCBWI Fall Conference

Main, Picture Book & Illustrator Tracks

Plus Bonus PAL Track 

October 20, 2012

Preservation Park, Oakland, CA

Seeking Debut Children's Book Authors and/or Illustrators Published for the First Time in 2011-12 for Conference Panels 


We conducted Debut panels at last year's conference and everyone loved them. We're pleased to offer this opportunity again. The selected panelists will receive; free conference admission, a $50 honorarium, and $50 for travel expenses. Plus your book's cover will be featured in our presentation highlighting the PAL members. Your books will also be for sale at the bookstore, and you may participate in the book signing portions of the conference. 



1. You must be an SCBWI member. As a publlshed author and/or illustrator, you should also be a PAL Member. Learn more about PAL memberhsip  here 


2. Your very first book must have been published by a PAL publisher In 2011 or 2012. Sorry, no self published books.


3. Panelists from last year are not eligible. 


How to Apply:

1. You must enter your data on the Google Docs spreadsheet (see link below*) before April 30th. Missing information or missing the deadline will negate your entry. 

If you are unfamiliar with Google Docs, please click here for instructions.  


2. You must upload two images as google docs:

* Your book cover as a jpg with the ISBN as the title

* A nice headshot of you.


Notes on file preparation:

* The files should be saved as a .jpg with your name as the title. (ie: Hank_Willliams_Headshot.jpg)

* The images should be no bigger than 1500px on the longest side, and 72dpi.

* You must "Share" the images so that anyone with the link may view them. Be certain that the correct link is listed in the Google Doc listed above.

San Francisco North & East Bay Region 


The Volunteers in our region help to provide you with:
  • Meetings Santa Rosa, Walnut Creek, Sausalito, and Mill Valley
  • Online Webinars
  • Critique Cafes
  • Retreats in Muir Beach
  • Illustrator Meetings
  • Fall Conference in Oakland

Visit our region's pages on the SCBWI national website HERE 

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