Wednesday, May 30, 2012

RTW- Conferences

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.


I love attending the Loft's Children's and Young Adult Literature Conference. I take classes at the Loft and my writing group meets at the Loft so this space is very familiar to me. This year's conference was wonderful with a keynote speech by Justin Chanda about picture books. I also attended at session on revision taught by Megan Atwood which was probably the most fun I'd had thinking about revision. 



My other must attend conference is WriteOnCon. This is a free conference held online. There are forums and you can post your writing and get/give feedback. There are chats and presentations. It is amazing. Plus it's free. No conference fee, no travel costs, no paying a babysitter to watch your kids. You can even donate to the conference which is a super awesome thing to do.

My dream conference is to attend a SCBWI conference in either NY in the winter or LA in the summer. My biggest obstacle is work.  See it isn't easy to get a lot of time off from work in this business we call show.  I'm hoping that the stars and schedules will align this year and that the NY conference will work for me this year. I want to go there early and see some shows on Broadway before the conference. To that end I want to get the most out of the conference possible so I have been working on revising my MG novel like crazy.


What is your dream conference?

9 comments:

Colin Smith said...

WriteOnCon is excellent. Perhaps I'll "run into you" there this year, Carrie? :)

Katharina Brendel said...

I would love to go to SCBWI but alas - not enough money! But I will definitely be at WriteOnCon.

DL Hammons said...

My dream conference is Thrillerfest is NY. *sigh*

Meredith said...

How fun! I love WriteOnCon. :)

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

I hope it works out for you. That sounds like a dream trip!

Play off the Page

E.J. Wesley said...

Big fan of WriteOn as well. New York in the winter would be very awesome. (Seriously typed 'cool' and nearly punched myself before I could erase it. :)

Barbara Watson said...

Last year I had out-of-town company during WriteOnCon. This year I will pay more attention to the calendar when accepting guests. :-)

Christina Lee said...

The Loft sounds great! I've been to the NY one but not LA, which I hear is more writing oriented (instead of info oriented).

KO: The Insect Collector said...

The Loft sounds just so cool. You are right about WriteonCon-- I'm so thankful for the people who were brilliant enough to put that together. I would not ever be able to attend a writing conference without them!!