Sunday, 28 September 2014
From Your RA: Conference Special
Whilst, I’m mentally packing my bags – what should I wear to this year’s party? Gads, must sort a Halloween-themed frock of some kind; mustn’t forget the Crystal Kite (it weighs a ton!) and must find time to write a speech at some point – mostly I’m SO excited about what we’re offering.
Sunday’s PULSE strand, developed by published authors FOR published authors and illustrators, is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time. And yes, did you see, we have THREE top-notch keynote speakers – Cathy Cassidy, Sally Gardner and Nick Butterworth! How cool is that?!
Saturday’s State of the Nation panel is where we get to grill the industry folk and take stock of new industry trends. How will they see my work as an editor and writer?
Plus I can’t wait to see friends, meet members and volunteers, to hear ideas for new initiatives and to network with people in the industry face-to-face. And, Sunday, I’ll get to spend some time immersed in picture books, carving out a little more time for my own writing.
Can’t wait to see you there!
Blue Elephant Storyshaping, a coaching service empowering writers and illustrators to fine-tune their work pre-submission. She is also the author of Elephants Never Forget and Is This My Nose?, and the editor of numerous award-winning children’s books.