Golden Gate Conference 2011

I am thrilled to be attending and volunteering at the 28th Annual SCBWI Golden Gate Conference at Asilomar in February. Here's how my local chapter describes it...

"Over the years, the Asilomar conference has gained a reputation as one of the best intimate gatherings of authors and illustrators. Recent speakers include Newbery-winning authors Gary Schmidt, Jacquelyn Woodson, Christopher Paul Curtis, Karen Cushman, Linda Sue Park, Lois Lowry, and Paul Fleischman, and Caldecott-winning illustrators Gerald McDermott, David Diaz, and Betsy and Ted Lewin.

The conference is limited to a small group of approximately 125 people. The Asilomar grounds are on the Pacific Ocean near Monterey Bay in Northern California, two hours south of San Francisco. Many of the Asilomar buildings are historic, and the famous dining hall, designed by Julia Morgan, provides a friendly, personal gathering place for conference attendees and speakers. You can see the conference grounds in more depth at www.visitasilomar.com. Our focus for this year's conference is technology as it relates to children's books."

... Should be amazing, so stay tuned for updates.