Sunday, October 30, 2011

2011 Illinois School Library Media Association Conference

Yesterday, I participated in the Illinois School Library Media Association's annual Author Breakfast & Showcase - it was a lot of fun!  During the breakfast, I sat with a wonderful group of librarians and teachers and we talked about children's books, libraries and schools.   After we ate, we heard from Jan Thomas, author of the 2011 Monarch Award winner - Rhyming Dust Bunnies and Leslea Newman, author of the 2011 Bluestem Award winner - Hachiko Waits.

After the breakfast, there was an author showcase where the Illinois authors sat at tables around the perimeter of the room and spoke to conference attendees and signed copies of their books.

If this were a video, you'd hear the crickets chirping :-)


  1. It was, Kelly! It's always great hanging out with other authors! Are you going to Prairie Writers Day next weekend? I hope so!

  2. Hi Lori,
    Met you at SCBWI -- sat next to you during the critique with Steven Malk. Have often wondered how you PB was coming. Nice to catch up with you again. See you on FB too.

    Patricia Tilton

  3. Thanks for commenting on my blog, Patricia! I'm still working on that story from the round table. How are your revisions going?