SCBWI 2011:chocolate and inspiration in 3 action-packed days

Elizabethanne Stilborn, Lizann Flatt, & Debbie Ohi

There were a surprising number of Canadian writers and illustrators who made it down to LA for the SCBWI 2011 Conference.  I ran into lots of familiar faces: Linda Bailey, Dean Griffiths, Marsha Skrypuch, Kari-Lynn Winters and lots of others including three new friends to the left.

Since it was the 40th anniversary (hard to believe, I know) the most exquisite chocolate dessert in the shape of a book was served. The conference ended a high note for me with Laurie Halse Anderson, one of my very favourite young adult authors.

Her first novel, Speak is one that continues to stay with me years after reading it.  Halse Anderson spoke about the power of art to disturb the universe.  It was the perfect inspiration to sum up three wonderful days, and she challenged us all to go out and shake things up with our writing.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. elizabethannewrites
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 12:05:34

    I’ve never seen a dessert get so many photo ops! I think practically everyone had a camera out recording that awesomeness!

    Great to see myself on your blog! Looking forward to reading your posts in the future.

    Reply

  2. laura
    Aug 09, 2011 @ 17:30:51

    I host a website & book clubs for my sons– sharing our book club outiines and how I encourage my reluctant readers to read… we are having a KINDLE give away… thought you might be interested… and your readers also!
    click here to find out more! http://bookclub4boyshome.blogspot.com/2011/08/kindle-give-away.html

    Reply

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