Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Registration is Open for SCBWI Los Angeles' Writer's Days Conference 2014 (on March 22 and 23)

Visit the conference registration and information page

I'm really excited about this two day conference that I'm running as co-Regional Advisor of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Los Angeles chapter. (Well, me and my co-RA, Sarah Laurenson, our Assistant RA, Sally Jones Rogan, and a whole team of fellow volunteers.)

It will feature Katherine Applegate (who just won the Newbery Award for "The One And Only Ivan" and writes picture books, chapter books, middle grade and young adult) and Plot Whisperer Martha Alderson (whose presentations on plot are legendary!)

We'll also have young adult Novelist and Book-Buyer Catherine Linka (to tell us what every writer needs to know about retail book buying today) and middle grade Novelist and social media guru Greg Pincus on faculty.

There will be also two agents and an editor on faculty - all interested in finding new-to-them writers. Danielle Smith, Associate Agent at Foreword Literary Agents and Heidi Fiedler, Editor at both Teacher Created Materials (work-for-hire) and at Argosy Press (trade publishing) will present keynotes on Saturday. Jennifer Rofé, Agent at Andrea Brown Literary Agency, will round out our faculty on Sunday.

Speaking of Sunday - we'll have some amazing intensives:

PLOT TRACK with Martha Alderson: Develop a Multi-Layered Plot for your Middle Grade Fiction and Young Adult Novels

EDITOR TRACK with Heidi Fiedler: Work For Hire and Trade Publishing

AGENT PICTURE BOOK TRACK with Danielle Smith and Jennifer Rofé

AGENT NOVEL TRACK with Jennifer Rofé and Danielle Smith

There are contests, a first pages panel, one-one-one plot and social media consultations, and so much more - for all the information and to register visit:

If you write for kids or teens, I look forward to seeing you there!

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