Welcome to SCBWI Kansas

Welcome!  We are dedicated to helping our member writers and illustrators pursue their dream of publishing in the children's market. We host an annual winter open house, master classes, and a Fall Conference. Contact us at ks_scbwi@yahoo.com.   

Kansas SCBWI
PO Box 3987
Olathe, KS 66063

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     Join Kansas SCBWI for "STEP BY STEP:  ADVANCING THE WRITER'S CRAFT," our fall conference in Overland Park, KS (Kansas City metro area),  Andrea Davis Pinkney now has had a scheduling conflict and will not be at the conference, but we are very fortunate that Sharon M. Draper, author and educator, has agreed to come as our keynote speaker.  

     Also on the lineup: Brett Wright, Bloomsbury; Heather Alexander, Pippin Properties; Karen Grencik, Red Fox Literary Agency; Jennifer Mattson, Andrea Brown Literary Agency; and area authors Jennifer Brown and Bridget Heos! 

     Preconference manuscript consultations will be Friday evening at the conference hotel, Hyatt Place Kansas City/Overland Park/Metcalf.   The conference will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the KU Edwards Campus, Overland Park, KS.  

     To register, go to the event calendar on this page and forward to November.  Click on the highlighted date, Nov. 7,in the event calendar to register for the conference.   We are adding 10 manuscript critiques by Sharon M. Draper for purchase.  **We are currently having website issues.  If you are having problems registering and you want to purchase a critique with Sharon Draper, please email Sue Gallion at suegallion@gmail.com.    If you are simply registering for the conference, you should be able to successfully register.  

     **SCBWI members, to register with the lower member rates, be sure to log in to scbwi.org first.  EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION CLOSES AUG. 27.