To anyone in the Metro NY area, these meetings are not limited to SCBWI members and they are extremely beneficial for children's book writers. Check the SCBWI metro NY website to see if any of the meetings would benefit you. The meetings are limited to the first 80 people so preregistration is recommended but not required. The limited seating provides for a more intimate setting. The speakers stay afterward to answer questions and mingle and coffee and pastries are served. A great time to be had by all! And it's affordable! So go go go!
My first SCBWI meeting!
I've been a member of SCBWI (scbwi.org) for over a year now, but I haven't been able to attend any events for one reason or another. Once a month the SCBWI Metro NY chapter holds meetings at the Anthroposophical Society in Manhattan and tonight I was finally able to attend. Hubby went along with me so we took the Harley--parking is easy when you can slip in between two cars. We had a very enjoyable time. Tonight's speakers were editors Krista Marino(Delacorte) and Lexa Hillyard(Razor Bill). Both ladies were very professional (of course) and courteous. They said what they had to say on characterization and manuscript makeovers and took the rest of the time to answer questions. I spoke briefly with Ms. Marino and she seemed more than happy to answer any questions I had for her, personally.