Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Gearing up for the next few weeks of events

Fall is the season to energize our writing. Mid October through early November will be the perfect Rx for my writing.

Oct 2oth SCBWI-Illinois Southlands is hosting a talk by Carolyn Crimi on injecting humor into fiction. Who better to speak on the subject than Carolyn! (You may recognize her from the blog she does with Andrea and Julia -- Three Silly Chicks.)

Oct 27th is the Chicago Tribune YA Book Award being given to Gary Paulsen. My (23 yr old) son the High School Physics teacher would be coming with if not for plans to tailgate at the U of Illinois football game that day.

Nov 3rd is the really BIG ONE. Prairie Writers Day. Illinois-SCBWI's annual one day conference complete with 3 editors, 2 agents and much, much more.

Yep, just what I need to inspire words to fly from my fingertips to the keyboard of my laptop as I sit by the fireplace on a cold winter night in Chicagoland. (Now all I need is a fireplace and a laptop.)

Jim

2 comments:

Christine M said...

Sounds like you have a very inspiring few weekends coming up! Lucky you.

PJ Hoover said...

Wow, I wish I could come to the Nov conference! I love conferences!
have fun and pass on all the good info. And above all, write!!!