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Children’s book publishing experts to speak in Denver

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GOLDEN – An acclaimed author, writing instructor and speaker from the children’s book publishing industry will be the opening speaker at a one-day conference for children’s writers and illustrators. Sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), “What Color Is Your Pencil?” and “Building a Career in Children’s Publishing” will be held Saturday at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden.”For whatever stage you are in your career, the RMC-SCBWI Spring Workshop will have speakers from whom you can learn and be inspired,” says Christine Liu Perkins, SCBWI co-regional advisor.Carol Lynch Williams, award-winning author and co-director of BYU’s Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers, will open the conference with a presentation titled “A Pencil? I Know I Have a Pencil.”Participants will also have the opportunity to hear presentations from Rocky Mountain resident authors and illustrators with tips on building and maintaining a published career, staying motivated, handling rejection and success and computer software in the illustration process. Featured speakers include Hilari Bell (author of “A Matter of Profit”), Anna-Maria Crum (“Survival Fun”), Debbie Dadey (“Adventures of the Bailey School Kids” series), and Eugene Gagliano (“C is for Cowboy”).The spring workshop will conclude with a session from writing coach and founder of Original Impulse, Cynthia Morris, titled “The Passionate Creator: Maintaining the Spark.”Registration is required for Spring Workshop. The cost is $85 for SCBWI members and $100 for non-members. Breakfast and lunch are included.Vail, Colorado

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