Friday, November 18, 2011
Big Sur Conference - registration closing soon
The first weekend of December, my agency hosts the Big Sur Children's Writers Workshop - and I can truly say it is THE BEST and MY FAVORITE conference. So much craft ... so much warmth ... you really get to know the faculty... it ROCKS!
The weekend consists of small, intense workshops where you get valuable critique on your work from agents, editors and other writers. And, because we are in a gorgeous but isolated setting (in the great pine forest, on a cliff over the Pacific ocean!) with no TV, no internet, and very little other distraction, you get a ton of writing done. I've seen "meh" work on Friday become "WOW!" by Sunday. It's pretty amazing and inspiring.
This years faculty includes editors from Penguin, Chronicle Books and Random House, NYT Bestselling authors, and of course, a good number of the ABLA agency crew. The author/faculty ratio is about 4 to 1, so you really do get a chance to meet everyone at our communal meals or just hanging around the lodge, even if they are not one of your "advisors."
There is still space for this December. Registration closes in a couple of days. Join us!