Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Be Bold! SCBWI Montana’s Virtual Writing Retreat

Date(s) - 05/16/2020
8:00 am - 1:45 pm

Due to the coronavirus situation, SCBWI Montana has moved our face- to- face writing retreat to a virtual event on Zoom. Our guest faculty member is Talia Benamy, associate editor at Philomel Books (an imprint of Penguin Young Readers). Talia will show us ways to take our writing careers to the next level!

Register for all three sessions or pick one that fits your needs best.

All attendees will be able to submit a manuscript to Talia after the event.

For more information about Talia Benamy, visit




Be Bold! Sessions

Saturday, May 16, 2020

10am EST Session 1: Welcome and “Creating Characters” Presentation (1 hour and fifteen minutes, including Q &A)

11:30 am EST Session 2: Perfecting Your Pitch: The Power of An Awesome Query Letter (1 hour and 15 minutes, including Q &A)

1pm EST Session 3:  Best Practices for Authors, Q and A session, Closing Remarks (1 hour and 30 minutes)

Cost: $15/session for SCBWI members or $25/session for non-SCBWI members

Hope you can join us!