My first SCBWI conference

This past weekend, I attended the SCBWI Canada East Niagara Falls Conference and Retreat. The conference was held at the Mount Carmel Spiritual Conference Centre, and it was a wonderful and very peaceful location.

Being a new member of the SCBWI, this was my first conference, so I went into it with an open mind, simply hoping to meet a few new people. There was a great line up of attending faculty who gave some very inspiring talks, and I met some wonderful illustrators and writers. A special thank you to Patti Ann Harris, Art Director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, for your wonderful insights and thoughtful critique.

I came away from this weekend reinvigorated and inspired! The SCBWI is a wonderful organization, and no matter what level you are at, you will come away with a lot to think about. I’m definitely looking forward to the next conference.