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Guest Post-AP Sabourin recaps the NESCBWI 2012 Conference

Today we have a guest post from AP Sabourin. An up and coming Illustrator working hard to make his way into the Children’s Market. Please join us as he recaps the NESCBWI 2012 Conference.  For more info about SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators). Click the link.

 Before I jump into the conference details, I must first excitedly announce that my entry into the NESCBWI 2012 Poster Contest placed second in the Unpublished Category! Congratulations to all of my friends and fellow illustrators who placed within their respective categories, including Hazel Mitchell, Marcela Staudenmaier, Dan Moynihan, Milanka Reardon, and three time winner Russ Cox.

First and foremost, I must say what an amazing weekend I had! Not only was it great to see some familiar faces from SCBWI’s New York Winter Conference, but it was also nice meeting so many new, talented individuals. Just like the winter conference, NESCBWI 2012 was a three day event, beginning at the Eric Carle Museum on Friday and ending on Sunday with a closing speech from Jane Yolen. Without getting too long winded, I’ll just list some highlights from the weekend.

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