Dear Eastern PA SCBWI members,
Hi! This weekend EasternPennPoints announced that I’ve stepped down as Co-Regional Advisor of the Eastern PA chapter of SCBWI. Over the past four years, the chapter has grown significantly both in terms of active members as well as events. We went from hosting two large annual writer/illustrator events per year, plus one illustrator day, to multiple events per month. This growth is both exciting and exhausting. For each event, even the small ones, there are hours of planning and prep work, along with financial recording before and after for not only our chapter’s bookkeeping but also for SCBWI National. For those of you who love words as much as I do, working with the numbers was a bit of a drag.
That said, the events themselves were incredible, and our members are top-notch! More and more members are stepping up to help our chapter, and that is awesome. Member help is invaluable. As the chapter moves forward, they will be relying on your help even more.
I’ve made some amazing friends over the years, and that’s what Eastern PA SCBWI is all about—finding friends who nourish your creative side. Who understand why you listen to the voices in your head. Who get why you spend hours by yourself. Who laugh at your quirky literary humor about Quidditch matches, Gryffindors, and mockingbirds. Who will read your pages and offer feedback. Who will be the shoulder to cry on and your happy dance partner. Who feed you dark chocolate and cupcakes because those words don’t write themselves. (That last one might only be my friends, but that’s why they’re so special to me.)
The e-mails I’ve received from this past weekend’s post have been overwhelming. Thank you for all your kind words, your love, and your support. Please keep in touch: KimBriggs (@) KimBriggsWrite.com.
To Alison, Lindsay, Rona, Virginia, Heather, and Laura, best wishes!
Good luck to all of you, and remember…