Friday, August 7, 2009


So much to do. So much to learn. So many people to meet and greet!

Today's theme is WATER, because from 12:45pm - 2:00pm I'm hosting the GLBTQ Poolside Lunch Chat (check out my interview with the Lunchtime gathering's special guest Charles Flowers, the Executive Director of The Lambda Literary Foundation, here!)

So come by the pool, look for the Gay Pride Rainbow Flag, and join in the conversation about the who, how, what, where, and why of including GLBTQ characters and themes in childrens and YA books. Because the answer to "when" is NOW!

Remember to check out our Official SCBWI Conference Blog for all the blog updates throughout the day!

And, for your twittering pleasure, SCBWI Team Blog is tweeting with the tag

New #scbwi09 visitors, if you'd like to follow me on Twitter, I'm here!



Click to see the SCBWI Team Blog Parade of Words Video, here!

Check out the amazing Paula Yoo's blog post at the official blog site on the GLBTQ By The Pool Lunch - 40 attendees showed!

Check out my official SCBWI Team Blog posts on the amazing Melinda Long session. (She's the author of picture books like "How I Became A Pirate":

Melinda Long: Starting and Stopping, part 1

Melinda Long: part 2

Melinda Long: part 3

And try to wrap YOUR mouth around the NaPiBoWriWee Reunion, Like Paula Yoo and her writing daredevils!

And if you follow us (and the #scbwi09) on twitter, you also get PHOTOS from the conference floor and events throughout the day. Like THESE:

The Conference Starts!

Alice Pope and the NEW Edition of
Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market!

The GLBTQ Chat, overflowing the poolside cabana!

Melinda Long at her session on Starting and Stopping!

The NaPiBoWriWee Reunion!

Jenn Bailey knows how to self-promote!
LOVE that T-shirt!

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