I love Two Things Tuesday–they always remind me of the Doublemint commercials: A double pleasure’s waiting for you!
So Thing One, the SCBWI Southern Breeze conference, coming March 13th-15th in Decatur, Georgia. It’s our Springmingle event and we always have a great time, with a great slate of kidlit professionals. Take a look at the brochure to see the wonderful folks who’ll be presenting and speaking this year. (There’s still time to register!) And new this year is a portfolio reception, book launch and book signing on Friday evening.
We’ve always had all of these events, actually, but we’re doing things a little differently this time around. We’ve invited industry professionals, like librarians and book sellers, reading teachers and literacy advocates to attend the Friday evening activities. It’ll be a fun opportunity to get to know our Southern Breeze authors, both the new ones who’re launching books, and the…er, ones who’ve been around for a while. If you’re attending Springmingle, you’re invited, too. And if you’re one of those kidlit professionals in my neighborhood, and want an invite, please let me know!
But if you’re not in my neighborhood, then I hope you’ll take a look at Thing Two, our Southern Breeze blog. And not just because yours truly happens to be plastered up there, with a post about schmoozes and how you can orchestrate a great workshop event like that in your region. There’s other interesting stuff on the blog, too.
But yeah. Mostly because of the schmooze thing. (And now I’m sending the Beneficent Mr. Hall out for gum. Dang if I’m not craving Doublemint now!)
Writers have to learn to schmooze shamelessly…
True enough, Sioux!
Wow. I wish I could attend the March conference. Lots going on here, so best to stay home. You have wonderful speakers though. Should be exciting.
It’s a bit of a trek for you, Stacy. 🙂 But yep, it should be a good one!
Makes me wish I was still an SCBWI member. I’ve thought about re-upping since I haven’t let go of “Sequins” yet and will need the kidlit support to get it right. One of these days soon. 🙂 Great article out on the SB blog, too. Even if one has no plans to host such a thing, it doesn’t hurt to be reminded how much work goes into a successful event like that.
As much as I’d like to see you in Decatur, you’ve got a pretty full plate these days, Lisa. 😉
This is the push I needed to get myself going on the SCBWI events up here. Time to find a schmooze and a conference or two, but where, oh where will I find a Cathy C. Hall?
Aw, now you’ve gone and done it–I’ll be missing you the whole conference weekend! (Get going–make some new little friends. It’ll be fun, Debra!) 🙂