Friday, October 4, 2013


 In case you missed the
sold out
SCBWI Carolina's Annual Fall Conference
last weekend,
here are a few of the highlights!

Picture book and YA Author Cynthia Liu walked us through how to create the plots of a picture book and a YA novel, and discussed the various plot twists of her own life, as well, in her
keynote address. 
You know that when the speaker starts out by laying down on the floor 
-- the speech is going to be great! Go, Cynthia!

YA Author Alan Gratz served as MC for the annual 1st pages and 1st Impressions (illustrations) session on Saturday afternoon. 

As usual, everyone learned a lot from "first pages" and "first impressions,"and it was one of the most beloved events of the conference!
The Carolina's Region of SCBWI turned out again this year to be a very active branch of the writer's and illustrators' organization (SCBWI), with many new attenders coming to learn, and many well-published fabulous authors and illustrators present and participating!
Above, YA Author Kate Tiernan reads aloud a great short setting description
penned by YA Author Alan Gratz during the session on "Treating your story's setting as a main character" taught by Agent Stephen Barr of Writer's House.

And I was delighted to add to my book collection a signed copy of this wonderful new  Christmas story written by Author Gretchen Griffith!
For any Children's/YA authors or illustrators who are not a part of the SCBWI and who want to know more about that organization

-- or to find out where the next children's/YA writing & illustrating conference is near YOU
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1 comment:

Linda A. said...

Looks like a real winner conference. Thanks for sharing.