by Debbie Gonzales
Are you ready to take your publishing dreams to the next step? Want to learn the ins and outs of publishing protocol? Looking for a local conference for writers who are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence on the page, and enjoy themselves while doing so? Then consider attending the Austin SCBWI’s 2013 Annual Conference – Kick It Up a Notch being held from February 8 to 10 here in the creative mecca known as Austin, Texas. This conference is going to be one sensational event, and that’s for sure.
The SCBWI (The Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) is a huge international organization that has been in existence for forty-two years and the Austin chapter is one the most vibrant literary communities in the country. Whether you’re a newbie or a New York Times best-seller, there is something for everyone at a monthly meeting, critique group, workshop, and – most especially – the spectacular annual conference. And, this year, the WBN family is invited to attend the 2013 Annual Conference-Kick It Up a Notch at the Austin SCBWI membership rate of $150.00. This fee covers all of the Friday evening and full-day Saturday events including presentations and multiple opportunities to rub shoulders with some of the most highly esteemed editors, agents, and faculty in the business today. There will also be informative break-out sessions, great food, and tons of fun! Also, for an additional member’s rate of $100.00, the Austin SBCWI is encouraging WBN members to come to the Sunday Intensive where you’ll get a firsthand look at exactly what publishing professionals are looking for today.
Click here to register for either the Friday-Saturday WBN/Austin SCBWI member’s base-rate or for the Sunday Full-day Writer’s Intensive. In addition, the Austin SCBWI Chapter warmly welcomes WriteByNight members to participate in any of the great events held throughout the year, many of which are free. The Austin SCBWI is known for its vivid creative energy and dedicated supportive nature. Come on out and see for yourself. You’ll be glad you did.
If you have any question about attending the conference or the SCBWI in general, feel free to contact Debbie Gonzales, the Austin SCBWI Regional Adviser, via the SCBWI website.
Hope to see you there!