Perk up your winter with a trip to the Big Apple! I am again offering to fund one full tuition to the SCBWI Winter conference in NY for one Michigan member. And our local MI-SCBWI will also cover the cost of airfare. What could be better than that? Check out the application and requirements at the MI-SCBWI site. If it all sounds wonderful–and it is–click here for the application.
Why do I do this? It is my way of saying “thank you” to one of the best organizations for writers of children’s books. Thank you for the help and support I’ve been afforded over the years, and for the camaraderie and good times.
Hey! I just wanted to shout out that a short blog post I wrote about training one’s ear to the music found in poems is up at the RhyPicBoMo site at: http://angiekarcher.wordpress.com/ . (That’s: Rhyming Picture Book Month site.) Scroll down a little below the information about SCBWI.
(And write a poem today to celebrate National Poetry Month!)
I just have to say that I am still on a high from Florida’s SCBWI conference. Way to go Linda Rodriguez Bernfeld and your team!! What a great line-up for the all-day general sessions on Sat. Chris Crutcher (funny & moving), Augusta Scattergood and her editor Andrea Pinkney (sweet), Sara Pennypacker (passionate & inspiring), Peter Brown (thoughtful & zany) and the inimitable Lois Duncan whose first book for teens came out in 1956! (Wise & funny . . . she’d written so many that at one point she had to go onto amazon.com to check and see if she’d written a particular title that a movie producer was interested in! She couldn’t remember. Wonderful stories of the writing life.)
What a way to keep the writing fires stoked! Many thanks to my writing community and to the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.