Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

NV SCBWI Annual Conference

Date(s) - 05/04/2019 - 05/05/2019
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Gold Coast Hotel & Casino
4000 W. Flamingo Rd - Las Vegas, NV 89103


Join us for two days of inspiration and craft to get your manuscripts polished, pitches perfected, or ideas generated.

In conjunction with the 2019 NV Mentorship program, we’re ready to kickoff another great conference for both writers and illustrators.

Saturday 4 May 2019 – 8am – 6pm – A full day of craft, round tables, and speed pitching, and author signing with refreshments.

Sunday 5 May 2019 – PB/Graphic Novel editor presentation (editor TBA)  & PB Workshop with Arree Chung and graphic novel with Ken Lamug.

Faculty for the weekend:

Authors: Arree Chung, Jim Averbeck, Terri Farley, Ellen Hopkins, Erin Entrada Kelly, Kit Lamug, Diana Lopez, Jenny MacKay, Heather Petty, Lynda Sandoval, Suzanne Morgan Willilams.

Agents: Jenny Bent (Bent Agency), Hannah Mann (Writers House), Quressa Robinson (Nelson Literary)

Editor: Kait Feldmann, Editor at Arthur Levine/Scholastic

We sold out in 2018, so don’t wait too long to register and get your hotels. We have a limited number of hotel rooms at the Gold Coast at the rate of about $110 per night.


Editor: Kait Feldmann

Kait Feldmann joined Scholastic in May of 2014 and is currently an Associate Editor at Arthur A. Levine Books, where she is building a list of picture books, graphic novels, and stories in translation from around the world. She is excited to be working with debut authors and illustrators such as Aida Salazar, Molly Mendoza, Jon Lau, and Sarah Jung. Kait is a proud hapa (mixed-race Chinese) and founding member of People of Color in Publishing. She is a strong advocate for diverse representation on and beyond the page and is particularly passionate about editing humorous and heartfelt stories featuring kids of color. Follow her on Twitter @kaitfeldmann.



Jenny Bent, The Bent Agency

Hannah Mann, Writers House

Quressa Robinson, Nelson Literary