There is lots and lots on my plate for these next few weeks, but it will include some opportunities to meet up with writers! The first chance for NYC locals is tonight. I’m teaching my final class for the Learning Annex in midtown Manhattan, starting at 6:45 p.m. You can get more information and register for the class here. It’s the same class I’ve taught several times already, so the content won’t be different, but it is my last one for them, so do come on down if you haven’t had the chance to attend before.
This weekend I’ll be at the Pitch Slam for the Writer’s Digest Conference. If you are in New York or have flexible travel plans, I would suggest you register for this one. I can’t wait!
Next week, I’ll be at Digital Book World, and I can’t wait to find out more about all the opportunities that exist for digital books, games, and apps, per last week’s article, which you can find here.
Next weekend, I’ll be at the SCBWI NYC national conference! I’ll be doing the Writer’s Intensive roundtable workshop critiques on Friday, January 28th. As far as I know, those sessions have sold out, and you can’t pick your preferred critique leader, either way. However, I know a lot of my blog readers will be at the conference, so I wanted to open myself up to meeting people who are in town.
I’ll post more information next Friday, but I’m thinking of parking myself at the Grand Hyatt, or choosing another location nearby, and holding a meet and greet salon type of thing for anyone who wants to come by and chat, maybe on Saturday the 29th at 5 p.m., after the day’s last keynote. I don’t really want to hear pitches at this time. That would be dreary after a long day, when I’m trying to meet and be social. Plus, I prefer written pitches and a writing sample anyway, because I can’t tell about your writing from your verbal pitch. With that in mind, if you want to come by and meet me and chat and share your impressions of the conference, I will be happy to see you!
These opportunities are all NYC-based, I know. I’m still firming up my travel schedule for the year. My next few events are the Big Sur Conference in Monterey, CA in March, then SCBWI Indiana, in Indianapolis, in late April. Check my Events and Conferences page for more details. I’m still getting conference invitations for 2011 (and would love some more, if you’re a SCBWI RA or a conference organizer), though, so you never know where I’ll pop up next!