NJSCBWI June Conference Review

More great news and photos from the Children’s Writer and Illustrator Conference.

Writing and Illustrating

The theme for this years artist exhibit and contest at the NJSCBWI Conference was “Down the Rabbit Hole” There were four different awards. Below is Deborah Cuneo’s winning illustration. She was the winner of the Members Choice Award. Anyone who didn’t attend missed a wonderful display of talented illustration pieces.


The 259 people who attended the NJSCBWI conference this past weekend included 30 auth/illus speakers. Additionally, we had 32 industry professionals on the faculty. They came from 18 states, various Canadian provinces and one from South Africa.

karen, connie and leezaI just have to sing the praises of RA Leeza Hernandez, ARA Sheri Oshins, former ARA Laurie Wallmark, ICC Karen Romanga and their wonderful committee and volunteers. I had forgotten how much fun attending a conference could be. Having the opportunity to see things from the attendee side gave me the time to talk to the many friends who would not be in my life had I not volunteered to run…

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