Saturday, January 26, 2013
Special Saturday Post! Los Angeles Writer's Days: A Two Day Conference Exploring Diversity In Children's Literature
One of my many hats that I wear in a silly-high stack is that I'm a co-Regional Advisor for the Los Angeles region of the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators. In that capacity, I'm working with a team of fellow volunteers to put on our annual Writer's Days conference, which will happen this year on Saturday March 9, 2013 and Sunday March 10, 2013.
The conference faculty is amazing (literary agent Adriana Dominguez of Full Circle Literary, editor Daniel Nayeri from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group, New York Times Best-Selling Author Nikki Grimes, Award-Winning Author Malinda Lo, and Author/Illustrator Eugene Yelchin, who will be presented with his Crystal Kite Award for his illustrations of Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told In Haiku!)
One great benefit of a smaller regional event like this one is that it IS smaller - the faculty are right there with you to talk to!
Saturday will be keynotes and panels and writing exercises all focused on Diversity - there are writing contests and awards!
Sunday offers four different intensive tracks to explore in more depth picture books, novels, poetry/novels-in-verse and world building.
I'm excited to share that the conference registration and information page is UP and registration is open!
So go check it out, and if you're going to be in the Los Angeles area on March 9 and 10, we'd love you to join us!
Illustrate and Write On,