Today. The last day of the SCBWI Los Angeles conference. It will end with an autograph party. We have had remarkable speakers from the opening, Arthur Levine on Timeless…books writers, illustrators, ideas. Karen Cushman on Courting Surprises.Clare Vanderpool on writing life and craft. Tony DiTerlizze on, well, the joy of ideas, how an illustrator gets there. And more. Last night was the Portfolio Showcase, an amazing display of art talent. I spent a bit of time talking to one of the young illustrators chosen for the mentor program. I can’t wait to see his work in a book, out there, on the shelf, what a treat, Last night, flash mob dancing, awesome, not only for Lin and Steve, but for all who participated.
Sigh. Just another great conference that’s almost over.