Retreat Business, Banter, and Brownies

SCBWI-WI 2008 Pin, Designed by Michael Kress-Russick     Soooo good is time spent learning and laughing with other authors and illustrators! My husband and I are back from a fun and informative weekend in Racine at the Fall Retreat for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Wisconsin Chapter.

     The retreat is a chance to network, share, and critique. It’s an opportunity to learn of the business, changes, and trends. It’s an extended moment to laugh, meet colleagues, and make new friends. And there’s just too much to say it all here.

     Over the course of the next few days, I’ll post more about the SCBWI-WI event; who spoke, useful tips, and great moments.

     Notice the image above right? It’s the 2008 retreat pin designed by Michael Kress-Russick. Well done.

     And perhaps you’re wondering about the “brownie” part of this post’s title? Well, there was a fantastically well-stocked snack table, groaning under the weight of the many offerings provided by members. It was a happy place to hover — around a great group of people.

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