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 several events in the Kansas City area throughout the year, including a Fall Conference. Contact us at ks_scbwi@yahoo.com.   

Kansas SCBWI
PO Box 3987
Olathe, KS 66063

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Registration closes Nov. 5 for the SCBWI Kansas fall conference,  "STEP BY STEP:  ADVANCING THE WRITER'S CRAFT,"   Nov. 7-8, 2014 in Overland Park, KS (Kansas City metro area).   Our keynote speaker is award-winning author/educator Sharon M. Draper (OUT OF MY MIND, COPPER SUN, and many more!)     Also on the lineup: Editor Brett Wright, Bloomsbury; Agents Heather Alexander, Pippin Properties; Karen Grencik, Red Fox Literary Agency; Jennifer Mattson, Andrea Brown Literary Agency; and our own regional authors Jennifer Brown (HATE LIST, LIFE ON MARS) and Bridget Heos (MUSTACHE BABY, STRONGER THAN STEEL)! 

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

     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.  

     **SCBWI members, to register with the lower member rates, be sure to log in to scbwi.org first.