JambaLAya Kidlit Festival in New Orleans

I just signed up for the New Orleans SCBWI JambaLAya Kidlit Conference! Have you?

Early bird pricing is in effect until the end of January–a great deal for a conference! Diversity scholarships are available, too. AND there are manuscript / portfolio consultations, plus a dinner. It’s going to be great! I’ve gotten to know the folks of my local SCBWI, and I know they’re going to throw a great conference. Here’s the official rudown:

March 10-11, 2017

So … you have a story and want to get it published? Or, you want to learn how others got their stories and/or illustrations published? Or, you like gathering around in the company of other writers and illustrators to share insights and wisdom into the fascinating publishing world of childrens’ books?

Whatever made you click to get here, BIENVENUE! 

Featured speakers include Executive Editor and author Cheryl Klein “The Magic Words”, YA debut author Angela Thomas “The Hate U Give,” author Whitney Stewart and more. Critique guests also include Editor in Chief Nina Kooij and Art Director Kevin Johnson with Pelican Publishing Co., and freelance editor Catherine Frank.


Friday, March 10 Icebreaker ~ Kidlit Drink Night Meetup at The Columns Hotel at 5 p.m.

Saturday, March 11 Conference Academy of Sacred Heart Mater Campus beginning at 8:45 a.m.

So register already, and I’ll see you there!