Is it really time to think about September stuff? As I write, it is July. I am not ready to think about September.
I mean, July still summer vacation! Where would children's literature be without the iconic interlude of sun-drenched freedom, freedom to pursue one's own adventures or to read about as many of the adventures of others as you possibly can?
I am busy teaching my children to honor this sacred institution, and to defend against the out-of-bounds incursions of binders and crayons and glue sticks marshalled in the store aisles. Their time has not come.
But the SCBWI Carolinas Fall Conference Bookstore – that is a different
matter. It is time, so here goes:
Who: SCBWI Carolinas
What: Books! Books for sale within talking distance of their illustrators, authors, editors, or agents!
Where: In the Conference Bookstore, courtesy of Quail Ridge Books and Music
When: Before and during the SCBWI Carolinas Fall Conference (exact
times to be announced).
- To boost our fellow authors and illustrators
- To start conversations between those who have published and those who are working on it;
- To spark connections between undiscovered sisters of the ink, brothers of the brush, compatriots of the keyboard and sibling of the stylus
- To raise money for SCBWI Carolinas
- To have fun
If you are a SCBWI PAL -Published And Listed- member, author or illustrator, attending the conference, don't forget to submit the title and ISBN of your recent book (s) so we can order for the bookstore. Email information to firstname.lastname@example.org Friday, August 15, 2013.
If you have a favorite book on craft or on the artist's life to commend to fellow conference-goers, please email the author and title to me at email@example.com Friday, August 15, 2013.
See you in September!