Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Don't Miss Out On #NY15SCBWI

Kwame Alexander is a poet and author of 18 books, including the teen novel-in-verse Crossover and the picture book Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band. (He also founded Book-in-a-Day, a student-run publishing program, and LEAP for Ghana, an international literacy project! And Publisher's Weekly just listed Crossover as one of their best MG books of 2014!)

James Dashner is the author of The Maze Runner (that's now a film in theaters!) and three other series, including The 13th Reality.

Kami Garcia is the author of the Legion Series and co-Author of Dangerous Creatures and Beautiful Creatures (Yup, also the one that became a movie!)

HervĂ© Tullet is the author/illustrator of, among other titles,  the picture book Press Here and the board book series Let's Play Games. (And he's known in France as 'The Prince of Pre-School Books!")

Laura Vaccaro Seeger is the author/illustrator of more than 15 picture books including First the Egg and Green (She's also a two-time winner of the Caldecott Honor Award!)

Anthony Horowitz has written over 40 books, including the teen spy series Alex Rider. (He also writes new Sherlock Holmes novels!)

What do all these children's book creators have in common? They're all keynoting at the upcoming SCBWI 2015 Winter Conference in New York City, February 6-8, 2015.

The conference will also include an editors' panel, an agents' panel, 11 morning and 11 afternoon breakout sessions covering art, writing, picture books, middle grade, young adult, writing diverse characters, developing your illustration brand, working with an editor, writing a book series, creating cover art, writing chapter books and so much more!

There will be an autograph party, a portfolio showcase, a gala dinner, and even a full day of intensives on Friday (Writers' Round Table, Writers' World Building hands-on workshop, Building your first website and the Illustrators' Intensive!)

#NY15SCBWI promises to be packed with inspiration, opportunity, craft, business and community. We hope you can join us.

Find out more information and register here.

Illustrate and Write On,

1 comment:

Kris Dinnison said...

So excited for this conference! It was an incredible experience in 2013.