Sunday, January 31, 2010

scbwi winter conference 2010

This weekend I attended the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators 2010 Winter Conference here in very wintery New York City. It was a marathon of seminars, speeches and interactions with other professionals in the field of children’s publishing. Some incredible authors and illustrators were there, such as Jane Yolen, Jacqueline Woodson, Peter Sís, Kevin Hawkes, the hilarious Jim Benton, and Paul Zelinsky. And best of all, I entered my portfolio in the illustrators’ competition and won 2nd prize! 

Now I’m really looking forward to a full night’s sleep. And then it’s time to make pictures again—no rest for the weary!


Lauren Castillo said...

Hi Anna, I just found this awesome blog of yours! And congrats on winning 2nd prize in the SCBWI contest!! Your work is looking really really great. I hope you're either working on a book now, or will be VERY soon! Happy drawing to you :)

Anna Raff said...

Thanks Lauren! Yes, it's very exciting! I assume you heard about You Byun too? I'm so happy for her. Thanks for being so encouraging—happy drawing to you too! :>)