Tuesday, January 25, 2011

It's Time For WIFYR!

First off, I'm sending out one final plea for Wren to contact me about her prize from my contest. If I haven't heard from you by the end of the week I may be forced to award your prize to the second place winner so that I don't feel like I'm just sitting on it. *Crossing my fingers that I'll hear from you. Please-oh-please-oh-please!*

Anywho, on to today's post.

It's time!

For what you ask? Only my favorite conference of the year. Well, it's time for registration anyway. We're talking The WIFYR of course!

For those of you who don't speak acronym this is The Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers conference held June 13-17 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Preregistration is in full swing. This means you should click the link above ASAP. (ASAP btw means after you finish reading my post. Just saying.)

Why should you go to WIFYR? Because this week-long conference offers small classes with amazing authors. Check this out:

Beginning Class-- Sharlee Glenn
Picture Book Class-- Trudy Harris
Picture Book Class-- Kristyn Crow
Illustrator Class-- Kevin Hawkes
Chapter Book Class-- Mike Knudson
Middle Grade Novel-- Claudia Mills
Beginning YA Novel Class-- Emily Wing Smith
Novel Class -- Louise Plummer
Fantasy Class-- Holly Black
Advanced Novelist Class-- Martine Leavitt
Advanced Novelist Class-- Kathleen Duey
NEW! Writer's Boot Camp-- A.E. Cannon
Keynote Speaker-- Ally Condie

AND these guys will be there, too:

Agent-- Mary Kole, Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Editor-- Alyson Heller, Aladdin Books
Editor-- Lisa Yoskowitz, Disney

Can you say fabulous? Are you drooling yet? I am.

So dust off your WIP and go sign up for WIFYR.

Leisha Maw


Jonene Ficklin said...

Leisha, thanks for the wifyr plug and link! I absolutely loved their conference last year and can't wait to go again.

Donea Lee said...

Wow - so many great writing events happening in UT this year! I'll definitely check this one out - thanks!

L.T. Elliot said...

I so wish I could go this year. =[ Have a super great time and let me know how it goes!!

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Wow, that looks awesome! Enjoy your conference time! :)

LeishaMaw said...

Jonene, me either. It rocks. :)

Donea, you should. I love this conference. A lot.

L.T., I wish you could come, too. But I'll take notes for you. :)

Susan, I will. :)

Carolyn V. said...

I love WIFYR!!! But I can't come this year. =( I'm so sad. Have a great time!

LeishaMaw said...

Carolyn, that is sad. I wish you were coming!

Alison said...

I love this conference. It's worth every penny.

Rebecca Birkin said...

Thanks for the good words about wifyr--this is absolutely a not-to-be-missed event in my life every year. I learn so much every time!

Courtney Lowe said...

To put it bluntly: Best. Conference. Ever! I've never learned so much about the craft in such a brief amount of time; it's wonderful!

Cori said...

Well, you convinced me to sign up! Oh, wait, I already did . . .

Anyway, I'm going to WIFYR this year for the first time, and on an excitement scale of 1-10, I'm about an 87 :)

LeishaMaw said...

Alison, it is so worth every penny! Love WIFYR!

Rebecca, I set aside money for it BEFORE Christmas. Yup, it's that important. :)

Courtney, so right! :)

Cori, woot, woot! You are in for a treat! Whose class did you sign up for?


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