Okay, so this isn't Floridian news. But if you plan to travel to the Big Apple in November, maybe you'll have a chance to attend the 10th Annual Jewish Children's Book Writers Conference at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan. It takes place on Sunday, November 23, 2008, 9am-5pm, and it costs $95 to register ($110 after November 1).
The conference is a good learning and networking opportunity for anyone who aspires to write or illustrate Jewish-content books for children.
Featured speakers are associate agent Michelle Andelman of Andrea Brown Literary Agency, publisher David E. Behrman of Behrman House, executive editor Michelle Frey of Alfred A. Knopf and Crown Books for Young Readers, editor Larry Rosler of Boyds Mills Press, director Joni Sussman of Kar-Ben Publishing, and illustrator’s agent Melissa Turk of Melissa Turk & The Artist Network.
Award-winning author Johanna Hurwitz will give opening remarks, and the day will include sessions on publishing and writing in Israel, the Sydney Taylor Book Award and Manuscript Competitions, and individual consultations with editors and agents from past conferences.
More info at 212-415 5544 or library@92Y.org