Friday, April 12, 2013

SCBWI Conference Sign Ups & Children's Writer's Flashmob

Are you heading to a Children's Book Writers' Conference this year?

Conferences -- especially those that offer a lot of workshops on various aspects of the craft of writing for children and teens -- can drastically improve your writing, and your chances of getting published. Conferences are great places to meet agents, editors, and last but definitely not least, other writers who can help you further your career in one way or another.  You'll meet many new writer friends, many of whom who will stick with you through the thick and thin of the writing life for many years to come.

So, today here's a reminder that the SCBWI (National) Summer Conference (Aug 2-5, 2013) is just such a conference. It's a conference that offers many presentations and hands-on workshops on various aspects of writing for children/teens, and many aspects of the industry.  It's also the place where the childrens/YA authors the rest of us all want to grow up to be, come together to network and share their wisdom.

Here is NY Times Best-Selling Children's Author Nikki Grimes sharing her thoughts on last years 2012 SCBWI Summer Conference:

Here are writer Jenny Howard's thoughts on last year's Summer conference as well:

So here's a reminder that Registration for the SCBWI Summer Conference is Coming NEXT WEEK!
Check out the Info. on this summer's conference, including the 25 post-conference writers' and illustrators' intensives!  This is one of the two National SCBWI conferences that occur annually. The other one is in New York City during the winter.

Perhaps one of these conferences is right for you!
And for those of us who can't physically attend this summer's conference in LA, we can all still get in on the action!  SCBWI Says we can  Follow the action virtually during the conference!

"In the weeks leading up to the conference, we'll feature interviews with our prestigious faculty so that you can know what to expect and look forward to. Click on the link (below) to see pictures and video as well as recaps of every workshop, keynote address, panel and intensive at our semi-annual SCBWI International Conference." 

So, there's no reason for any of us to miss out on the Conference! 

Mark your Calendars and don't miss this great event!

Here are some highlights from Last Year's Summer Conference, 2012!

Also, since the SCBWI Conference is known for being very serious and business-like at ALL times...(if you think this is true you've never been to the party)...

Here is a video of last year's SCBWI Summer Conference "flash-mob" that surprised SCBWI Co-Presidents Lin Oliver and Stephen Mooser with 400 children's writers dancing as one. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Janelle said...

Have you been to the SCBWI Summer Conference? What was your experience?