Monday, November 22, 2010

Asilomar Anyone?

It's been awhile since I've been to a Writers Conference, Retreat, or Workshop, so I just booked myself into the Golden Gate SCBWI Conference at Asilomar. Anyone care to join me near Carmel, California in February? I've never, ever done the "shared room" thing , but the private rooms were already sold out. Should be interesting! And by interesting I mean terrifying.

The lineup is top-notch. Editors include Namrata Tripathi (Atheneum), Katherine Jacobs (Roaring Brook Press), Courtney Bongiolatt (Simon and Schuster), and Arianne Lewin (Putnam Books for Young Readers) and Agents include Josh Adams (Adams Literary) and Ginger Clark (Curtis Brown). Rick Richter, President of Ruckus Media Group and Mark Holmes from Pixar will be there along with Caldecott winning author/illustrator David Wiesner and NYT Bestelling author Cynthia Lord. WOW! 

And if that's not enticing enough, check out the facility, a shrine to the Arts & Crafts movement:

The view is not too shabby either!


Anna Claire said...

The facility looks AMAZING! Hope you have loads of fun and meet interesting people - including your roommate! Maybe it will be like summer camp: she'll be your new bff or at least the girl who sleeps the whole time and never bothers you :)

Tracy Edward Wymer said...

That looks beyond awesome. Wish I could go.

jennie said...

That lineup IS amazing! David Weisman alone is enough to make anyone consider!

Have a great time, Christy.

You'll come back with gobs of ideas and inspiration.

anjie said...

I wish I could go with you. I'd love to write with you -- and share a room with you just to terrify you.

Julie said...

Yes, I'll share a room with you! I love Carmel. It's one of my favorite places in the US. I could totally do some great writing in that gorgeous facility. I want to go back so bad. A great restaurant is at Clint Eastwood's Mission Ranch.