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Before you start sending your work to publishers, it is a good idea to share it with other writers and illustrators. Feedback from your peers is invaluable, but sometimes difficult to obtain, especially if there are few members living in …

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March 11-13, 2016

Illustrators' Day and Springmingle

Faculty includes


Art Director at Simon and Schuster and Emmy Award–winning puppet designer and builder in Jim Henson's Muppet Workshop, Laurent Linn


Vice President and Associate Publisher at Peachtree Publishers, Kathy Landwehr


Creative Director at Peachtree Publishers, Nicki Carmack


Senior Editor, Penguin Random House/G.P. Putnam's Sons, Stacey Barney   (see profile at https://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/sbarney/ and blog post at http://www.cbcdiversity.com/post/58272374074/stacey-barney-how-i-got-into-publishing)


Co-Founder of Adams Literary, and formerly with Otis and McIntosh and the editorial and marketing staff at Greenwillow Books and Margaret K. McElderry Books, agent Tracey Adams (see an interview at http://multiculturalism.rocks/2011/05/24/agent-interview-tracey-adams-of-adams-literary/)


Marie Brown Associates agent Janell Walden Agyeman (see profile at http://www.janellwaldenagyeman.com/)


Leslie H. Stobbe Literary Agency agent Sally Apokedak (see profile at http://stobbeliterary.com/about/sally-apokedak/)


Award winning Illustrator and recipient of the 2000 Recognition of Merit Award from The George G. Stone Center for Children's Books, and President of the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles (SILA), Joe Cepeda (see an interview at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExxVgkZeX0o)


Award winning author of both picture books and novels, Deborah Wiles (see profile at http://deborahwiles.com/site/bio/)


Award winning novelist and Hollins MFA/Children's Lit instructor, Han Nolan (check out her profile and list of awards at http://www.hannolan.com/)


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