Monthly Archives: February 2012

Austin Regional SCBWI Conference 2012 (and Why Donna Jo Napoli is Amazing)

Our regional Austin SCBWI conference was stunning as usual, and you can see coverage on Cynthia Leitich Smith‘s blog here. Our dazzling keynote speaker, Lisa Yee, also blogged about her conference experience here.

And every once in a while, someone’s presentation rocks the foundations of the stage they stand on, and finds its way so deeply into every audience member that there’s a palpable CHANGE going on, as if every single person in the audience’s cells are shifting and readjusting to (or deeply resonating with) the information being shared.

So I want to focus on the talk given by the incredible author/university professor Donna Jo Napoli, because I had the good fortune to remember much of what was said, and because much of the speech lies so close to my heart. […]

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