Monday, April 16, 2007

Kansas SCBWI Conference

The Kansas chapter of the Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) will host its annual conference on June 22 & 23, 2007 at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas. This year’s theme is Get Your DUCKS in a Row (Dialogue & description; Unique voice, plot/ideas, illustrations; Characters & conflict; Keep at it attitude; Submission readiness). Speakers include editors Rachel Orr of HarperCollins and Tanya Dean of Darby Creek, agent Michelle Andelman of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency, authors Elaine Marie Alphin, Sue Alexander, Dan Schwabauer, and Richard W. Jennings, and illustrator Laura Huliska-Beith.

Kansas SCBWI always puts together informative, fun, well-run conferences. If you write for children or want to write for children, this is the place for you!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, Lisa:

You look pretty convincingly overworked on your own projects, but ... do you ever consider ghosting juvenile series novels again?

JR

L.D. Harkrader said...

I loved ghostwriting for Animorphs. It was a great experience, and I’d definitely ghostwrite for a series again.

Lisa

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reply!

And sorry for being so horribly off-topic, but I'm looking through your blog archives, and really enjoying myself. (I'm also probably a bit overfond of writing instruction books, too, and will check out 78 Reasons. Minus the one you warn against.)

Best,
JR

L.D. Harkrader said...

I'm glad you're enjoying the blog. And 78 Reasons is a great book.
Lisa