Children’s Writers & Illustrators Conference at Book Passage

The 7th Annual Book Passage Children’s Writers & Illustrators Conference will be held from June 20-23 at the Corte Madera Book Passage. All Left Coast Writers members get 10% off of the cost of registration. Our own leader and founder, Linda Watanabe McFerrin, will also be there as a member of the faculty.

The Conference will cover all aspects of writing and illustrating for children—from developing ideas to honing skills to finding a publisher. Participants will work closely with other writers and illustrators, as well as with agents, editors, and publishers. The conference is designed to meet the differing needs of those who create for different age groups. Participants will choose an area of emphasis for the morning sessions, such as writing for picture books, early readers, young adult books or illustration, and then work with a teacher in a workshop setting. In the afternoon, participants choose from panels of common interest, such as working with editors, working with agents, marketing and promotion. There will be many opportunities for faculty and participants to talk, laugh, and exchange ideas in classes, lunches, and at evening events.