One of the highlights of my year as a writer is attending the SCBWI Summer Conference in Los Angeles.  This year the faculty will include Mary Pope Osborne, Laurie Halse Anderson, John Green, Donna Jo Napoli, Jerry Pinkney, Jon Sciezka, David Small, Gary Paulson, Norton Juster and Bruce Coville, just to name a few. 

Alice Pope has reported that this year's format will be slightly different.  Keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and manuscript/portfolio critiques will take place during the first three days, Aug 5-7. The last day, Monday, Aug. 8, will consist of special intensives and round-table critiques from agents and editors, offered to a limited number of attendees.

Whether you attend one day, three days, or all four, one thing is for certain.  Your life as a writer and/or illustrator will be better for it.  And for those of you who will not be able to be there in person, be sure to keep close tabs on this fabulous conference through the SCBWI Team Blog posts HERE.

See you there!