Saturday, January 28, 2012
From Chris Crutcher's opening keynote "Turning Real Life Into Fiction" to the LGBTQ&A session I'm hosting with special guests Editorial Director Alvina Ling and Agent Jennifer Laughran, this conference day is packed with great stuff!
We'll get to hear Senior Vice President & Publishing Director at MacMillian Jean Feiwel, Strategic Innovating Advisor at Penguin Barbara Marcus, President and Publisher of Nancy Paulsen Books Nancy Paulsen, and Agent at East West Literary Agent Rubin Pfeffer talk about "Children's Books: Today and Tomorrow: Four Expert Impressions."
There's a keynote by Cassandra Clare, "Love Triangles and Forbidden Love: Creating and Maintaining Romantic Tension in YA Literature."
And there are 14 break out sessions with industry-leading experts on topics from Thrillers to Revision to Picture books for Illustrators to Ebooks and Apps to Diversity and Multiculturalism and nine more! (The trouble is, you only get to go to three!)
Let's get our conference on!
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