I just got this heads up email from the SCBWI-
|August 2 - 5, 2013 | Los Angeles, California|
ANNOUNCING the next SCBWI blow-out conference, with the very best in the field of children's literature! Over three jam-packed days, you'll hear from top agents and editors on the state of the market, get inspired by award-winning authors and illustrators, attend small, targeted breakout workshops on related subjects, explore the business side of children's books, have a chance to connect with old friends and meet new ones!
Whether you are an author or illustrator, published or unpublished, create picture books or young adult novels, you won't want to miss this state of the art event for children's books. .
Our Award Winning Keynote Speakers Include:
Laurie Halse Anderson
Matt De La Pena
Veronica Rossi (leading a panel of best-selling YA authors)
Plus What Makes A hit (a panel with 6 editors), The New World of Children's Books (a panel with 5 agents).
The conference also features a host of editors from such publishing houses as Atheneum, Balzer+Bray, Chronicle, Harper Collins, Penguin Young Readers Group, Random House, Scholastic, Simon and Schuster, and agents representing Andrea Brown, Curtis Brown, MB Artists, New Leaf Literary and Media, Inc., and Writers House.
The optional Illustrators' Intensive is a unique day designed specifically to help illustrators hone their craft, and over 25 optional hands-on writers' intensives will give you a rare opportunity to dig into your work with a luminary in the field.
How to register(NOTE: REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE OPEN UNTIL 10 AM PDT APRIL 18th) :
by phone (323-782-1010) starting April 18th at 10am PDT. You must be a current SCBWI member at the time of registration and the conference to be eligible for the member's discount.