I just found out about a totally awesome conference, Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers! So awesome, I thought I'd give you guys a heads-up. It takes place in Sandy, Utah (between Provo and Salt Lake), just down the road from where I grew up, ironically, and has presenters like:
A. E. Cannon
Editor Alyson Heller (Aladdin Books)
Lisa Yoskowits (Disney)
Agent Mary Kole (Andrea Brown)
So if you're in the area, or want to travel, check out the blurb below for more deets and a link. If I'm lucky, I'll see you there!
Registration is now open for the 2011 week-long Conference on Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers. This year, the conference will take place at Waterford school in Sandy, Utah, June 13-17. Continuing its tradition of providing helpful instruction from published authors as well as presentations by industry professionals, this year’s conference features a keynote address by author Ally Condie, and workshops by national authors Holly Black, Martine Leavitt, Louise Plummer, Kathleen Duey, Mike Knudson, Claudia Mills, Emily Wing Smith, Sharlee Glenn, Trudy Harris, Kristyn Crow, and illustrator Kevin Hawkes. We are also providing a more intensive workshop for advanced writers led by A.E. Cannon called the Writer's Boot Camp. Several other nationally-recognized authors and illustrators will lead break-out discussions. Participating are editors Alyson Heller (Aladdin Books), Lisa Yoskowitz (Disney), and Associate Agent Mary Kole (Andrea Brown Agency). For more information, including registration instructions and author bios, go here!