Shutta’s Scholarship Solution to the (upcoming) Winter Doldrums is Here Again!
If you are interested in attending the annual SCBWI Winter Conference in New York City, but feel you can’t afford it—think again! With a little help you might find yourself at the Grand Hyatt in NY on a blustery Groundhog’s Day weekend. (Provided you are a member of the Michigan Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.)
For the third year in row, I am renewing my offer to pay the full early-bird registration fee for a Michigan SCBWI member to attend. The qualifying rules are listed on the application form which will be posted on the MichKids website and is now at my site off the “For Writer’s” page.
The conference is Feb. 1-3, 2013 and registration does not open until mid-October. See the national SCBWI site at: http://www.scbwi.org for details. But start getting your chicks in line, now, to apply. You never know what magical thing might happen to you there!
Kelly Barson, last year’s winner said: “Ever since I joined SCBWI, I’ve wanted to attend a national conference. The timing seemed perfect for 2012, but my bank account disagreed. Shutta’s generous scholarship made my dream trip a reality.”