5 Tips for a Good Conference Experience
Conferences can be a wonderful way to get information, inspiration, feedback and make friends and connections. But if you're a first time conference goer, it can be an intimidating experience. This short video provides five tips for having a positive conference experience. I would also encourage you to look at other online resources about attending conferences to get additional information!
With a published author and teacher as your guide and creative cheerleader, take action on your dream of writing children's picture books, creating a story that will make a child laugh, learn, or grow in some way.
And remember: If it's your first time, you won't be the only one! And not everyone there will be published so try to relax and enjoy. :-)
Denise received her Masters in Education from Harvard University and is an award-winning author of children's books from toddler to teen. She is a teacher and has been a devotee of the world of children's books for over twenty years. Her books have been placed with large New York publishing houses such as Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (Hachette), Knopf/Random House, and Scholastic and her ongoing contact with editors, agents and other authors helps her stay on top of changes in the industry. She is on faculty at Lighthouse Writers Workshop, teaching classes on children's books and the Regis University Mile High MFA in Creative Writing Program, mentoring authors of young adult lit (both in Denver, CO). She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), the Authors Guild, the Colorado Authors League (CAL), and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers (RMFW).