My application to the Mackay Regional Council for Regional Arts Development Funding (RADF) to support my personal development and enable my attendance at the Children and Young Adult Writers and Illustrators Conference (CYA Conference) in Brisbane on July 5th – 6th 2013 has been accepted.
This conference will allow me to meet reputed Children’s Authors and make contact with Agents and Publishers. I will attend Master classes and workshops, one on ‘How to Pitch/How to Submit’ by Pam Rushby and a Storyboarding workshop by Mark Carthew, learning practical tips on the layout of a 24 or 32 page children’s picture book. Debbie Connors, my wonderful Illustrator will be attending the Conference as well and both look forward to an inspirational and productive weekend. Both of us have entered the ‘Aspiring Unpublished Competition.’ Here’s hoping.
The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government and Mackay Regional Council partnership to support local arts and culture.