5 May 2019
Riding the wave of the excitement of Day 1, we jumped into Day 2 of the Europolitian 2019. The day started with lovely door prizes being given out and the announcement of the winner of the Portfolio Showcase. Congratulations Devon Holzwarth from the Germany/Austria region! #europolitian19SCBWI
Then it was onto an invigorating panel discussion which covered topics such as social responsibility, authenticity of our stories, trends, the difference between the industry then and now, taboo topics in children's literature, diversity and the power of a story. On the panel were Kathi Appelt, Maria Middleton and Alice Sutherland-Hawes.
Sufficiently caffeinated from our coffee/tea break, we go into the morning workshops which delved into topics such as illustrating book jackets, building strong characters and rights.
Then it was time to fuel our stomachs to get more energy for the afternoon workshops.
The afternoon was filled with talk about digital portfolios, creation of a novel and querying basics. A quick coffee/tea break and then it was onto the Mentor Program and Undiscovered Voices. Thank yous were said and gifts were presented.
All too soon it was time for the closing keynote by Kathi Appelt; Whirled P's, which gave us words such as places, people, pets, problems, power, PLAY, partnership, profession and POSSIBLE! My personal take away is this: When you're doing your life's work, your life works!
Next on the agenda was regional networking sessions as well as a few more consultations. And that concluded Day 2.
Monday was given over to Peer Critique Cafe. I have to say, for me, my critique group was a great group. Thank you, ladies, for a wonderful crit!
Below are some pictures for you to enjoy. Here are a couple of links to some other posts about the Europolitian; one from a faculty member, and one for an attendee. Update: another post about the Europolitian from the Germany/Austria region.
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