Thursday, December 11, 2008

SPINNING GOLD- The New Zealand Children’s Book Writing and Illustration Conference




NEWS NEWS NEWS
Here is the first news release about the conference.Oh we've got some goodies lined up for you! It's all still in the planning stages...but we are very excited!
If you are thinking about maybe looking in....there may not be room...
But enough blathering on...Read On....


SPINNING GOLD- The New Zealand Children’s Book Writing and Illustration Conference will take place at Capital House, Melrose, Wellington in 2009, September 18 (2pm)-20th (5pm)

Run by the Wellington Children’s Book Association, there will be opportunities for emerging and experienced Writers and Illustrators to learn new skills, network and take their craft to The Next Chapter- into the 21st Century.

The core strands in the conference will be,
New Technologies-Escape beyond the pen, the paper and the ‘puter.
Business –The money and how to legally keep as much as you can.
Marketing and Promotion- Getting your name out there... Beyond Traditional Marketing.
Professional Development- Publishing without paper- Ways to live without getting a real job.

There will be Master Classes, Workshops, Publishers, Agents, Panels and Informative Keynote Speakers.
There will be social events and a built in trip to a mystery location.

The venue, Capital House, is in an affordable location for a residential conference set in large grounds overlooking the harbour. Bed and Breakfast living in at the conference will be optional (but we recommend it) Come for a day or for all three.

Early bird registrations will open in April 2009
Spaces are limited to the first 80 people!

If you want to register your interest and get on our mailing list for updates and advance warning of registration opening dates... Contact the Wellington Children’s Book Association by email.
the.wcba@gmail.com


pic is spinning gold globe from inmagine.com....yes we're out to make the world take notice.....mwaahhhhaaaaa.

4 comments:

Melinda Szymanik said...

But I want to register NOW. I'm ready to register now. I was ready yesterday. What if I'm the 81st person. I'd cry. You wouldn't want that on your conscience

I can't wait
Melinda

Maureen said...

I know... the thought is keeping me awake at night as well...all I can say is we'll let the mailing list know first....when registrations open
and we'll do our absolute best
to find a way for you if you are the 81st. We have a few tricks up our sleeve....I can't wait to go to this conference either...
maureen

Tania Hutley said...

Yeah, sounds totally awesome. Can't wait! Especially the trip to a mystery location...

Maureen said...

HI
I have to confess that I thought that the news release went to everyone on our database last night...and I have just found out that through a technical hitch....
It did not....I'm sorry I'm sorry to all those people who have sent their names in to us already...we're racing to remedy this so that you will be first with the news as we promised and it will go up on all blogs second...

maureen feeling computer frustrated...and wouldn't you know it blogger is working fine...

On the subject of mystery locations...we may have two and if we can get the second one it will knock your socks off!!!!Mind you the first one is pretty darn amazing...

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