The SCBWI Winter Conference is this weekend, and many of you are in (or en route to) New York City right now, waiting for it to start. I can't go this year, but I know those who do will have a blast. If you're one of this year's lucky attendees, I hope you learn a ton from the creative minds around you, meet lots of new people, and return home filled with inspiration. Also, will someone buy a hot dog from a street vendor in my honor?
I know! Let's take an itsy-bitsy trip down memory lane and gaze at the hot dog stand where I bought my last New York City hot dog.
Beautiful, isn't it? Is anyone else choked up?
OH, NEW YORK CITY VENDOR DOGS, WHY MUST YOU TASTE SO GOOD? I don't really want to know what you're made of, but WHY MUST YOU TAUNT ME WITH THE MEMORY OF YOUR INVITING AROMA AND DELICIOUS FLAVOR?
Ahem. Please give me a moment to pull myself together.
Speaking of great conferences, I'd like to plug the one put on by my regional SCBWI. SCBWI Western Washington is currently registering people for our annual conference. This will be our 20th anniversary event, and it will take place in Redmond, Washington, April 16th and 17th. There will be keynotes by Holly Black, E. Lockhart, Dan Santat, and Deborah Wiles. We will also get to hear from an impressive group of agents, editors, and other faculty members. Our amazing advisory committee has a couple extras planned too. There will be a kidlit drink night the evening before the conference and a dance on Saturday night.
Woo-hoo! I'm already registered.
Do you plan to attend any conferences or workshops in 2011?