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Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Summer Conference

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44th Annual Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Summer Conference
July 31- Aug 2, 2015
Los Angeles, CA
Conference webpage

Join Kwame Alexander, Mem Fox, Meg Wolitzer, and a brilliant array of children’s book authors and illustrators who will inspire you with their knowledge and vision, and help you bring your craft to a new level.

This year’s spectacular schedule features top agents, editors, art directors and publishers from the children’s book industry, providing insider information about the market.  The SCBWI conference is a rare opportunity to meet and network with such an influential group of the key decision makers in children’s publishing.

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It frustrates me that so often the conferences or seminars I want to attend are either in NY or LA. Don't writers write near New Orleans or Atlanta anymore? Or am I just not seeing these opportunities (quite likely) Please, Southern writers, especially those interested in writing for young adults, speak up! I'd love to hear more of about that gap between childhood to young adult. (PS thanks for posting this even though I can not attend)
Leslie- Are you a member of SCBWI? The two giant conferences are always in NY and LA. But regional branches of SCBWI offer smaller conferences regularly. Also, I have scheduled (to post in a few weeks) another blog post about the Kentucky Women Writers Conference. And I regularly search for conferences in other areas of the country. I will keep my eye out for ones in the south particularly! Thanks for the comment! Blog Editor, Amanda Jaros
THANK YOU! :-)
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