This weekend I had the pleasure of attending the annual NJSCBWI Conference held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Princeton, NJ. It’s a great weekend of reconnecting with friends in the writing world. It’s also a chance to network with agents and editors looking for the best in children’s writing. In addition to giving the Keynote address on Saturday, Illustrator Floyd Cooper, demonstrated one of his techniques of smudging with an eraser until an image appeared. Amazing!
We enjoyed workshops on every aspect of the art of writing for children. Saturday and Sunday were filled with these “mini” lessons on how to: craft the perfect Picture Book, develop characters, write for magazines, write non-fiction, write a query, find out what editors and agents are looking for and much more. There was a book fair with a chance to buy autographed copies of books and meet authors from all over the world.
Here are some photos of the weekend. Many thanks to RA Leeza Hernandez and her crew for another successful conference!
For more about the conference visit: http://www.njscbwi.com