Tag Archives: SCBWI Fall Conference SF North & East Bay Region

Gennifer Choldenko Will Speak on 9/12 at Mill Valley’s Depot Bookstore

I saw Gennifer speak at one of my first local SCBWI meetings many years ago at Redwood High School. She was lovely, helpful and encouraging to all. She went on to publish several books, including the bk_spilldelightful Al Capone series. So it is really wonderful that she is able to come back to our local Marin meeting to speak once again, after so many award-winning books. She is just now, on a book tour, for her newest book, Al Capone Does My Homework, a wonderful middle grade book about a boy who grows up on Alcatraz Island during the time of Al Capone. I couldn’t put down her first two Al Capone books, and I doubt I will be able to put this one down, too. Join us at The Depot Bookstore and Cafe on Thursday evening, September 12, 7 – 9 pm to hear her speak on “Tricks of the Trade – Fiction Writing for Tweens.” To learn more, go to http://tinyurl.com/mf6q9wq


Fall Conference “Spin A Magical Story” – Registration Now Open

Whew! The conference team has been working on the preparations for months and we are so excited about this workshop-based conference. Be prepared to work, be inspired, and meet new colleagues on October 19th, 8 – 5, Preservation Park, Oakland.

The masthead illustration is perfect!

SCBWI Masthead final

Alice Feagan is the winner of our masthead contest. I am an autumn girl and I totally love these colors and characters. Truth be known, my favorite colors are purple, orange and lime green! So how could we go wrong!

The speaker lineup is terrific and their topics are right on target. Get to www.norcaconference.info right away and register to get the workshops you want! They are going fast. Plus if you register online by August 15th, the conference fee for members is only $119! See you there.

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