First a pause to acknowledge that today is Memorial Day. Thank a veteran--but not just today.
As many of you know, I am a Co-ARA for SCBWI Midsouth (along with fantastic YA author Courtney Stevens--whose debut was discussed here by Bethany Griffin ). My ARA duties largely revolve around setting up and maintaining the new Midsouth website, though I am also on the committee for the 2014 Midsouth Fall Conference. Those duties overlap in the form of the conference registration. After a looooooooooong and frustrating month of trying to early-adopt the new SCBWI registration system, I am pleased to report that the Midsouth conference brochure is live now, and registration opens on June 1st (albeit using an older system). Massive credit for the conference and brochure go to others, I am just a conduit here. Well... I'm gonna take credit for some of conference work, but really, it's almost all being done by the other folks you'll find listed in the brochure.
The faculty, as you will see, includes some fine YA authors, including our own Fusionista, Katie McGarry. The keynote speaker is none other than Gennifer Choldenko. And, Midsouth RA and YA author, Kristin Tubb, will teach an intro to publishing class.
But wait, there's more. I've attended the conference for years, and I can promise you that many fine YA authors will be in the building, either helping to put on the conference or attending.
Not looking to attend a conference? Don't forget the book store where faculty sell and sign their books--a great chance for a little one-on-one with a great author.
2014 Midsouth Fall Conference