SCBWI Big Five-Oh Conference – 2021

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, known as the international professional organization for authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults, is having its annual summer conference. It is the 50th anniversary of this conference and has an exciting line-up of agents, authors, and poets.

I like this conference because there is something for everyone. Not just about fiction, the conference has workshops and learning opportunities in business aspects such as rights management and royalty statements, non-fiction, writing for the educational market, building brands, marketing, and techniques in illustration including researching. I’ll be attending, focusing on taking the Illustrator’s intensive, non-ficion, and educational. Please say hi if you bump into me.

If you want to learn more, check out the website and the conference blog to see a list of conference speakers.

SCBWI Summer Conference is Here!

2017 SCBWI Summer Conference

The 2017 SCBWI Summer Conference this year is going to be packed with amazing speakers and panels. Agents like Jennifer Laughran and  Alexandra Penfold, as well as editors like Bethany BuckZareen Jaffery, and Kendra Levin will be there.  Keynotes by awesome writers like Kwame Alexander and Laurie Halse Anderson.

Even better, it’s at the JW Marriot at LA Live!  I can’t wait and will attend. Dates are July 7-9. Look forward to seeing friends, writers, and editors there.

Check out more info at:  https://www.scbwi.org/events/46th-annual-summer-conference-in-los-angeles-la17/

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Lu Kondor now a Member of AWP

Lu Kondor is now a member of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. AWP provides community, opportunities, ideas, news and advocacy for writers and teachers of writing.

AWP provides support and advocacy with their podcast series on writing and making a living as a writer as well as other topics such as women writers, gender in writing, and finding voice.

Details at https://www.awpwriter.org/

Try Technical Writing by Taking the Advanced Tech writing Course at CSUDH

IMG_0720 Do you like to write and would love to do it for a living? Try technical writing. No need to be a ‘techie’ or scientific guru. With practice, you can find out how technical writing is a great tool in a writers tool box.

Students who want to take the Advanced Technical Communication course so they can get right to creating portfolio pieces (before they take the Introduction course) are welcome to do that. The class is immersive. I teach the Advanced course and we focus on creating a portfolio of pieces (which is normally requested by potential clients and employers) and are a great way to learn how to write even if you want writing as your secret weapon in your job. We write a lot.

Some of the things I cover in the advanced class include presentations, reports, proposals, and step-by-step instructions. Check out my FAQ page for answers to the most asked questions I get in the course. The class is totally online and you will come away with several portfolio pieces. I’ve had students get jobs before they finish the program.

For more detailed info, check out California State University Dominguez Hills’ web site at:

http://www4.csudh.edu/ceie/Technical-Writing/