Random writings of my random thoughts.
Anything by Ruth Culham. She's more teacher-training oriented (6 traits of writing), but I learn SO MUCH about children's lit from her every time I take a course. I've done three so far! :-)
You already know this, but Chautauqua, of course! Excellent topic for your post - I'll be waiting to see what everyone else has to say.
Chautauqua has to be one of the best. For a more intimate setting with a real working pro, writers should check out Barbara Seuling's wonderful writing workshops in Vermont. http://www.barbaraseuling.com/
I'll be revisiting this post with interest. I'm hoping for some tips also! Great idea.
Chautauqua was great, of course. I have heard wonderful things about Darcy Pattison's workshops.
Shannon, Susan, Steve, Terry, Amy--Thanks for your thoughts. I was hoping we'd have tons of comments and suggestions. I hope everyone finds a conference they want to go to this year.
We haven't been to any conferences yet, but we're really hoping to go to SCBWI LA this summer. We'll see...
Lisa & Laura--I hope you get to go to LA too. I've loved the conferences I've been to. I'm trying to get The WAD to go to a conference/retreat.