is the premiere organization for anyone seeking to
work in the area of children's publications... DUH!!
SCBWI-LA holds a 4 day summer extravaganza right here in Los Angeles.
The annual winter conference is in New York City. They are PRICEY!
But see it as a PhD in your Field of Dreams...
I picked a session with
a well-known writer...
the amazing Leslea Newman. Since I write AND illustrate,
it was a good idea to attend a workshop where we actually wrote on the spot with
Her detailed and thoughtful analysis of a host of picture books was invaluable. The perspective of time, place
and space was brought to
light and I now understand
how it contributes
to the quality of a story.
Artists Amy June Bates and Maria Mola
- Lastly, have fun with your peeps!
- If you are new to the scene, introduce yourself...
- This is THE place where you will find your true partners-in-crime.
- And soon they will be life-long friends...
- like mine in the pic above!