Registrations have gone live for the 12th annual SCBWI Winter Conference!
The international conference for children's writers and illustrators is being held January 28-30, 2011 in New York City.
So far the list of events and presenters looks top-notch. In addition to keynotes by Goosebumps author R. L. Stine, Story of a Girl author Sara Zarr, and illustrator Jules Feiffer (The Phantom Tollbooth), the schedule also includes several sessions with notable editors, agents, writers and art directors from every nook and cranny of children's literature.
Because it is often difficult to express excitement via text, without copious amounts of exclamation marks, I encourage you to look at this picture to get an idea of how thrilled I am to be going.
Now, I haven't been to New York since 2000, and I know a lot has changed in 10 years. Thankfully, I have a friendly guide to keep me company during non-conference hours: former NYC resident and artist known as Price. We go way back, and he has assured me that we'll spend a few days either pre- or post-conference taking in some sights and maybe catching a show.
So fellow scribes and scribblers, are you going to the 2011 Winter Conference? What breakout sessions did you sign up for? Are you going to the writer or illustrator intensives on the 28th? Post in the comments or send me an email if you'd like to meet up!