Many, many thanks to Sharon and Linda who made sure we had all the collateral we needed and that our website was linking to everything correctly! We had brochures, bookmarks, totes, business cards, pens, big banners, flyers, and table-toppers advertising our:
1) New $1,000 scholarship competition for an SCBWI member to receive funding towards tuition. The entrance requirements are pretty simple and the deadline is March 15, 2024. CLICK HERE to learn more!Yup, we looked GOOD! Which was a good thing considering we had a lot of interested people to talk to!
2)The four fabulous workshops we're hosting this summer.
3) Our new year-round MFA in Children's Book Writing and Illustrating option! (We still offer our popular summer-sessions-only programming too!)
The publishers seemed genuinely grateful for our program too, teaching creators to take themselves and their craft seriously, and to submit the best works possible. We heard that during one of the panels, a publisher said something along the lines of, "Heck, you've got an MFA program right outside that door, there to help you become a stronger creator. Go do that!" As a result, we had a sudden rush of attendees come to our table to ask about our programs. Teacher mode kicked in and we asked them to stand in a circle so that we could share with everyone at the same time!
During the party, I got to connect with so many wonderful people. I only got pictures of a few and will share as more come in. Here I am with SCBWI founder, and dear, dear soul, Lin Oliver, and the head of Klutz, Netta Rabin.
What a special day that was, and that was only the beginning!
I'm in New York City - Chapter 1!
I'm in New York City - Chapter 2!
SCBWI New York City - Chapter 3!
SCBWI New York - Chapter 4!
Stan in NYC - Chapter 5