Saturday, December 13, 2008


SPINNING GOLD- The New Zealand Children’s Book Writing and Illustration Conference will take place at Capital House, Melrose, Wellington in 2009, September 18 (2pm)-20th (5pm)
Run by the Wellington Children’s Book Association, there will be opportunities for emerging and experienced Writers and Illustrators to learn new skills, network and take their craft to The Next Chapter- into the 21st Century.

The core strands in the conference will be:
  • New Technologies-Escape beyond the pen, the paper and the ‘puter.
  • Business The money and how to legally keep as much as you can.
  • Marketing and Promotion- Getting your name out there... Beyond Traditional Marketing.
  • Professional Development- Publishing without paper- Ways to live without getting a real job.
There will be Master Classes, Workshops, Publishers, Agents, Panels and Informative Keynote Speakers.
There will be social events and a built in trip to a mystery location.
The venue, Capital House, is in an affordable location for a residential conference set in large grounds overlooking the harbour. Bed and Breakfast living in at the conference will be optional (but we recommend it) Come for a day or for all three.
Early bird registrations will open in April 2009
Spaces are limited to the first 80 people!
If you want to register your interest and get on our mailing list for updates and advance warning of registration opening dates... Contact the Wellington Children’s Book Association by email.

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