Photos from the writing conference

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The writing conference last weekend was great! We had an incredible lineup of speakers and about 165 writers and illustrators, all gathered together in one place. Here are some of the awesome volunteers (many of them published authors/illustrators) who helped the day to be a huge success:

As always, I had a great time working alongside my friends and SCBWI Co-Regional Advisors Patricia Newman and Erin Dealey:

Patti (left) and Erin (middle) are both picture book authors with several wonderful books under their belts.

Be sure to pop by their sites and check them out, or follow them on twitter. (Patti: http://twitter.com/PatriciaNewman and Erin: http://twitter.com/ErinDealey.) You might remember that Patti did a giveaway here a while ago of her latest book Nugget on the Flight Deck... an awesome book, especially for boys!

It was fun to see so many of my writing friends that I hadn’t seen in a while, like Margaret O’Hair – author of five picture books, her latest titled My Kitten. (It’s darling; check it out!)…

My Nuts and Bolts of Writing and Illustrating for Children session started bright and early at 8:00 am, but we had a lot of fun. I loved being able to share some of my own writing journey and tips, as well as connect with many others who are starting out along the same path.

It was a day filled with information and inspiration, and I’m already looking forward to next year!

What about you? Have you ever been to a conference of any kind? I’d love to hear about it!

For more “Wordful” / Wordless Wednesday photos, stop by Angie’s SevenClownCircus, Parenting by Dummies, 5MinutesforMom, and A Beautiful Mess.

*Help! A quick question for you bloggers: if you have a Blogger blog, are you having trouble uploading photos? I had to switch to the old post editor to get these photos loaded, and this is as large as I could get them to display. Any tips would be appreciated! I’m getting an internal error when I try to upload photos on the new editor in Blogger… Can you email me or comment if you have any tips? :)