I apologise that this series of posts did not get posted live during the Europolitian 2019 Conference. I had trouble getting the WIFI to work in my room.
The Europolitian 2019 ended 2 days ago, with the last event being the Peer Critique on Monday morning. But I will start this series of posts with the pre-conference activities on Friday, 3 May.
In the late afternoon on Friday, various groups assembled at the Youth Hostel in Zurich.
The Scrawl Crawl group was the first to set off with illustrators, laden with their pens, pencils, paper and digital drawing pads, to capture the many animals and people at the Zurich Zoo.
Next, the Walking Tour group walked down the street to catch the bus and tram, heading for Paradeplatz, to meet the professional tour guide.
The Creative Cafe group settled themselves at a large round table in the lobby of the Youth Hostel, working on their work-in-progress projects.
Participants from all three groups then met up again at the publisher, Nordsüd's office. We were very warmly welcomed by Nordsüd, who lay on a lovely apero. We were able to purchase some of their books at a special SCBWI rate. It was also a great opportunity to speak to them about the work and industry of children's publishing.
You can see some photo moments from the pre-conference activities below.
Look out for the next post which will feature the first day of the conference proper.
Willkommen! Bienvenue! Benvenuto! Bainvegnì! Welcome!