Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Registration Opens for the 2015 SCBWI Summer Conference in Los Angeles This Thursday, April 9, 2015 (and a reveal of the Gala theme!)

Get Ready!

Get Set!

And starting on Friday July 31, 2015, join

Kwame Alexander

Mem Fox

Steven Fraser

Shannon Hale

Molly Idle

Varian Johnson

Jane O'Connor

Adam Rex

Dan Santat

Meg Wolitzer

and 1,000 other writers and illustrators who love children's and teen books as much as you do!

Those are our keynoters,

There will also be an editors' panel, with
Jordan Brown, Balzer + Bray/Waldon Pond Press/HarperCollins,
Julie Strauss-Gabel, Dutton/Penguin Random House,
Allyn Johnston, Beach Lane Books/Simon and Schuster,
Rotem Moscovich, Disney-Hyperion,
Sara Sargent, Simon Pulse/Simon and Schuster
Alison Weiss, Sky Pony Press,
Moderated by Wendy Loggia, Delacorte/Penguin Random House.

An Agents' panel, with
Jenny Bent,The Bent Agency,
Brenda Bowen,Greenburger Associates,
 Barry Goldblatt,BG Literary,
Kristin Nelson,Nelson Literary Agency, LLC,
Alex Penfold, Upstart Crow Literary, and
Jodi Reamer, Writers House.

An SCBWI Success Stories panel, with
Martha Brockenbrough,
Anna Shinoda,
Mike Curato,
Lori Nichols, and
Stacey Lee.
(Moderated by me!)

And a Diversity panel with
Ilene Wong,
Varian Johnson,
Brandy Colbert,
Nicola Yoon, and
Joe Cepeda,
Moderated by Miranda Paul.

It's going to be an amazing 3 days, packed with more editors and agents, an optional fourth day intensive (one for illustrators and a menu of choices for writers), the portfolio showcase, the Golden Kite Luncheon and the Saturday night Gala!

Oh, and here's that Gala theme...

Sparkle and Shine! 

Registration opens April 9 at 10am Pacific Time at scbwi.org. This conference does sell out, year after year, so if you can, register now...

We hope to see you there!

Illustrate and Write On,

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