Thursday, November 29, 2007

Richard Peck

I've been holding my breath for a couple weeks waiting for official word that I made it in for a writing retreat in very early March featuring Richard Peck. I received word this week that I'm in and can now give a sigh of relief. (My sons also gave sighs of relief -- they don't have to find alternate Christmas presents!) I've enjoyed a number of his books and plan to add to that number over the next three months.

I met Richard Peck briefly following a delightful speech he gave at the Chicago Tribune YA Book Award five or six years ago (when he received it -- I think it was the 1st one given). He seemed like a really great guy!

Jim

9 comments:

Christine M said...

Jim - that's great! I know you will have a fantastic time!

PJ Hoover said...

Which writing retreat?

Jim D said...

SCBWI-Illinois in Champign-Urbana

Jim D said...

This is the link with full info:


http://www.scbwi-illinois.org/Programming.html

PJ Hoover said...

Sounds like fun! Is that our Sara Latta as the contact person?

Jim D said...

It is "our" Sara Latta. She has resumed her SCBWI involvment. :-)

It does sound like fun! (But exactly how do you define fun? Oh, just kidding -- I did read your blog on that subject.)

Jim

Sara Latta said...

Your Sara Latta here. We are just tickled pink about the response to the Richard Peck workshop. And we still have four slots open. Hint, hint.

HipWriterMama said...

Jim,
Congratulations! This is well deserved. Can't wait to here how this one goes.

Barrie said...

I hope you're planning to blog about this retreat. :)