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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Incredible Conference Alert

As if coming to Seattle and basking in the year-round cloud cover and drizzle (and occasional sunbreaks that truly make it all worthwhile) were not enough...

...get ready for the SCBWI Western Washington Annual Conference!

Yes, these organizers are my friends and colleagues whom I love to death, but I can honestly say they put on a SMASHING event - they are absolute pros at bringing tip-top talent.
Holly Black, anyone? E. Lockhart? S&S VP Justin Chanda, Editorial Director Lionel Bender?

And...DANCE PARTY. Dance Party? Wow.

If you are an artist or writer hoping to break into the business (or even if you're already published and are looking for cutting edge marketing and publicity tips), this is a can't-miss conference. I owe so much of what I've learned to the wonderful people at SCBWI and am happy to pass it on.

Here are the full details:

See you there?


  1. Oh Holly, why must you tempt me so? Now I'm scrambling trying to figure out if it's even possible!

  2. Oh wow! Thank you for telling us about this! I live only 2 hours away from Seattle and would love to go!

  3. I wish you could come, Erica! That would be very cool. It's a great conference. SCBWI also puts on excellent, huge, international conferences in NYC (winter) and LA (summer) that are such fun and absolutely worth going. I met my agent at an NYC conference, and every time I go to LA, I come home with a novel idea. They are amazing!

    Keary, you are welcome! I hope to see you!

  4. Wow! It sounds great. And so many speakers. Wish I didn't live so far or I'd be tempted.