Hello out there in Eastern PA land! I’m getting packed and ready to fly to Los Angeles tomorrow for the 2019 LA SCBWI conference, and I’d love it if you came along for the ride. The official hashtag for the conference is #LA19SCBWI, and I’ll be tweeting @bandy_lindsay and posting on instagram @lindsayfisherbandy.
As many of you know, there are changes afoot in our leadership team, and I’m excited to attend my first RA training day to collaborate with and learn from other regional leaders. We’ve got some exciting ideas for the upcoming year, and this will be a great opportunity to learn about how other regions are instituting mentorship programs, doing more to support their PALs, and organizing events that offer more of what members need right now. I’m so excited to share what I learn with all of you!
A few highlights on my list are a keynote with M.T. Anderson, various editor panels, and a chance to get some Narwhal and Jelly books signed by Ben Clanton for my girls. I’ve promised my daughters a few specific photos from the Walk of Fame, I’ll be teaming up with Western PA to eat legendary guacamole, and there may even be a tattoo involved….*cough*….so you’ll just have to wait and see what sort of extracurricular excursions I end up on. Can’t wait to represent Eastern PA on the west coast!
See you all soon!