SCBWI Summer Spectacular

This weekend is the SCBWI Summer Spectacular conference, usually a weeklong gathering of writers and illustrators in California. This year, it’s all virtual, but that means I can actually attend!

The keynotes and panels will be recorded, so I can go back and watch any that I miss for the whole month of August. Not that I want to miss any! It’s a virtual smorgasboard of amazing, talented people dedicated to creating books for kids:

  • Philip Pullman
  • Judy Blume
  • Kwame Alexander
  • Raul the Third
  • Jacqueline Woodson
  • Jane Yolen
  • Jason Reynolds
  • Grace Lin
  • Jeff Kinney
  • …plus lots more, including editors and agents

I’m looking forward to gleaning inspiration and ideas from this supportive community. And then checking out the virtual San Diego ComicCon@home!