Sunday, September 19, 2010

Minnesota SCBWI Conference

Image by Sharon Wagner

For those of you who have not signed up yet for this falls Minnesota Society of Children's Book Writer's and Illustators, the time is running low as the event is in a mere two weeks time! I know it is a little bit of money to attend, but it is totally worth the investment to be around such like minded and career valuable information. If you are interested in attending, the information on the conference is below. Also you can click here to get the information and registration form from the MNSCBWI website.

Conference Fees
Register postmarked by September 17:
$125 SCBWI members, $125 nonmembers
Register postmarked after September 17:
$150 SCBWI members, $175 nonmembers
Students (I.D. required at check-in): $50

Keynote Speakers
Jay Asher has lived most of his entire life either in Los Angeles county or on California’s central coast. He’s worked at an independent bookstore, a chain bookstore, an outlet bookstore, and two public libraries. But before that he worked at a shoe store, a trophy shop, and an airline. His very first writing award earned him a free fruit smoothie every day for an entire year. Mmmmm.... He is the author of Thirteen Reasons Why, a New York Times best-selling young-adult novel.

Susan Marie Swanson is a poet and picture book author fascinated by the place where her understandings about poetry, children’s own writing, the lives of children, and children’s literature converge. Her awards include fellowships in poetry from the Bush Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board, as well as the McKnight Artist Fellowship in Children’s Literature. Her book, The House in the Night received the 2009 Caldecott Medal.

Scheduled Speakers
• Jay Asher, Author
• Heather Alexander, Editor
• Kristin Ostby, Editor
• Judy Sue Goodwin Sturges, Agent
• Susan Marie Swanson, Author
• Anne Ursu, Author
• Jordan Brown, Editor

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