Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators

SCBWI is alive and well in the Tampa Bay area. A call recently went out from our area coordinator, Sue LeNeve, and on Monday evening a large group of us convened for an introductory "meet and greet" at Bahama Breeze restaurant in Tampa. I was surprised to learn there are presently ten critique groups in Tampa Bay.

When joining SCBWI four years ago, I was hard pressed to find any group in Pinellas County. Now a concerted effort is being made to bring these groups together on a regular basis and have workshops and guest speakers.

This bodes well for those of us who often pause at the keyboard, wondering if we are the only writer in the world stuck on page sixteen with a plot going nowhere.

2 comments:

Anne said...

Hi Denis -- It was good to see you at the SCBWI gathering. Nice job with the blogs! Rat story is great.

Denis Gaston said...

Hi Anne,
Thanks, good to see you too. Sorry I missed your last SCBWI talk. Van trouble.
Congratulations on your new book!
I know it must be a great feeling!