(Who wasn't there)
|Photo from the Empire State Building by Teri Terry (sholdn't you have been at the conference, Teri?)|
Notes from the Slushpile sent a reporter to the recent SCBWI Conference in New York but she somehow ended up on the wrong side of the stage at the wrong event.
|Our Teri Terry (#conferencefail!) bunked the New York conference to appear in Teen Flights of Fantasy at the Books of Wonder bookshop on West 18th Street. The panel included, from the left: Brodi Ashton (Everbound), Jocelyn Davies (A Fractured Light) Cynthia Hand (Boundless), Teri (Slated) and Jodi Meadows (Asunder),|
|Rather thrilling to see one of ours in a bookshop in the Big Apple! When I say 'ours' I mean our blog team member Teri Terry's!|
So to make up for Teri's lack of intrepidity (is that a word?), we're compiling brilliant blog posts that have come out of the Conference here. If you wrote something about it and we missed you, do leave a link in the comments!
Caroline Hooton's blog
Part 1 - 'Don't chase trends because you'll never catch them'
Part 2 - If Children were idiots, it would be easier to write for them.' - Meg Rosoff
SCBWI Conference Blog
Illustrator's Intensive - 'Style is like personality' - Shaun Tan
Renee Kurilla Art and Story Blog
'More cats! More cats! - go there
Inky Girl by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Part 1 - The Importance of Maintaining the Bubble of Delusion - Shaun Tan
Part 2 - Meg Rosoff: Children's books and changing lives
SCBWI Blog by Lee Wind
Twitter View of the Conference
On the Verge by Jodi Casella
Julie Andrews' secret to writer's block
YA Author Kimberly Sabatini's Blog
Part 1 - In which Meg might have put some screws out on some celebrity authors!
Part 2 - You don’t get to be a historic artifact or an author without a certain amount of persistence.
That's Another Story Blog by Andrea Mack
Books are a Safe Haven
Martha Brockenbrough's pre-conference posts
Robert Brown of Scholastic and an unaffiliated plug for SCBWI
Harper Collins editor Molly O'Neill
Meg Rosoff: 'Writers are naturally questioning, fairly dark people'
Elizabeth Fais - The Book that Rocked Your World
Andrea Offerman: Be bold, avoid discouragement, let go of the outcome
I am so grateful to all the people who kept up the tweeting on #NY13SCBWI - it really felt like I was there! Last time I was in New York (first time to attend the winter conference) it was waist deep in snow. The airport closed after my plane landed. You can check out my report here.
(Send us your conference blog links, now y'all!)