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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

SCBWI, I love you!

This seems like the perfect day for saying thank you to a terrific organization. The Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators has been with me on every step of my writing journey. And now, as I write, a whole bunch of lucky writers are convening in New York for the annual conference.

A couple of years ago, I met my amazing agent at the Maryland/ Delaware/ West Virginia summer conference. They've just announced a March one-day workshop. If you're looking for a truly informational, connected, encouraging group, check it out:

And of course, there's my current family of connected writers, the Florida SCBWI. What a treat to be on my very first writers' panel at the Miami conference this month. Here we are being introduced by Florida RA Linda Bernfeld:

Today I got to relive the weekend when website guru Curtis Sponsler posted a ton of pictures from the event. Click here to view the slideshow and see some articulate and bright writers/ editors/ agents/ illustrators dressed like Kings, Queens and White Rabbits. Thanks, Curtis!

Click here if you missed my earlier post on the event.

What I'm reading now, via my local library:  
Trent Reedy's Into the Dust, as recommended by so many people, especially Cheryl Klein, presenter and dancer ☺, and Sue Laneve, critiquer extraordinaire. More SCBWI connections. It just never ends!


Leslie Davis Guccione said...

I couldn't agree more. SCBWI has been an invaluable resource for me since my Scholastic editor mentioned it c.20 years ago.

Nancy Viau said...

Nice to meet you in sunny FL, and thanks for the East Coast link. I just may go.

Medeia Sharif said...

It was fantastic meeting you.

I'll look into Trent Reedy's book.

Augusta Scattergood said...

Great meeting you, too Nancy and Medeia! I highly recommend that conference in MD. Just heard they have Richard Peck as the keynote for their July conference, which I'd love to attend.