Sunday, March 28, 2010

Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers conference 2010

People who are interested in writing for children frequently contact me for advice and I always say dude. Check out the FABULOUS Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers conference run by Carol Williams, Lisa Hale and Cheri Earl. Really, it's an amazing conference, giving writers of all levels guidance, as well as access to the best in the biz.

The conference, which has been held at BYU for the past 10 years (or so), will be held in Sandy at the Waterford School this year. You can get all the 411 at Honestly, I can NOT say enough wonderful things about this event.

I especially want to mention the beginning novel class, taught by the enormously talented Emily Wing Smith, who also has sensational hair and the best smile in the state. I can't think of a better way to jump start the story inside of you than to take a class from Emily.

There's still time to sign up. Don't hesitate.


Carolyn V. said...

I agree, this is an excellent conference! The writers are amazing and the information is rich! I can't wait. =)

Louise Plummer said...

I'd like to take a class from Emily myself.

Donna Tagliaferri said...

But what did you eat today?

LucindaF said...

Couldn't agree more. How could you not love a conference run by Carol, Cheri, and Lisa?

And Emily does have great hair.

I get to spend a week with Alane Ferguson. How cool is that?

I will, however, still be in mourning for the missing lady who will be lounging on the beach reading mystery novels.

Valynne said...

I can vouch for both the conference and for Emily Wing Smith.

And if I ever get published, I'll be able to say it all started with the conference. And with Ann Cannon.

Donna Tagliaferri said...

OOh, everyone should look at this book if you haven't already.

It is quite amazing. A friend sent it to me because I am trying to do something exactly like what this man did. His name is Dallas Clayton..what a great story!

whirligigdaisy said...

I'm going to be with Sara Zarr this year. Cannot wait!!! I see on Emily blog you all had a tea. Jealous. I too am amazed with Emily Wing Smith. Good stuff. Good stuff.