Tag Archives: SCBWI

Poetry Month and Picture Books

Washed up on the shores of May. At the beginning of April I pledged to myself to try and post every day in the month. I had been struggling to post even once a week and thought this would decide … Continue reading

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Bruce Hale, Matt de la Peña & Rachel Vail

Bruce Hale stepped up in his fedora, suit and spectators to give the first keynote of the conference. During the opening Editor/Agent/Art Director panel, Eddie Gamarra spoke to how public speaking skills and a comfortable relationship to public appearances make all … Continue reading

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scbwi is a tribe

Barely recovered from the SCBWI Western Washington conference in Redmond this past weekend, I’ve been going over my notes and thinking back on the fabulous keynotes and workshop sessions. Above and beyond the revelatory approaches to craft I’m taking from … Continue reading

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scbwi rules!

SCBWI Western Washington is about to rock its 20th conference in little old Redmond with a theme of Book to the Future. Lots of talent, lots of learning, lots of community. And tonight we host our first dance, complete with … Continue reading

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SCBWI: Metafiction and Golden Kites

At the end of Day 3 of the conference and humbled by the rigor and glory of the gathering. There are 3-5 keynotes and panels a day, with breakout sessions in between. One highlight from yesterday was  Marion Dane Bauer, … Continue reading

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SCBWI Day 1 – To Infinity and Beyond!

Or maybe just to Delaware. There are over a thousand attendees here, people. It’s a mighty force, and my first day in the pack was fun, focused and only slightly overwhelming. I always have a first day at a new … Continue reading

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