Check out all the smiling faces at the recent New England SCBWI conference.
Thanks to Pam Vaughan, Assistant Regional Advisor (Central), for the wonderful photographs!
Another Successful Conference in the Books!
Directors Loretta Kapinos, Kris Asselin & Casey Robinson letting loose!
Regional Advisors Emeritus (RAEs) and besties Sally Riley, Marilyn Salerno & Margo Lemieux
Author Lynda Mullaly Hunt delivering her heartfelt keynote address
Author Extraordinaire Jane Yolen
Conference Directors Loretta Kapinos (left) & Casey Robinson (right) with Keynote Speaker Ekua Holmes
The wonderful Patricia MacLachlan with author Heidi Stemple
Conference Directors Casey Robinson & Loretta Kapinos giving out another one of Joannie Duris’ wonderfully put-together door prize baskets!
Longtime Conference Buddies Sarah Corson & Sally Riley
Illustrator Coordinators Russ Cox (left) & Milanka Reardon (right) with Conference Logo Artist and Portfolio Showcase Winner Neesha Hudson
Authors Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen & Padma Venkatraman
Presenting the New England Regional Team, from left to right: SOUTH RA Stacy Mozer, ARA Christy Yaros, CGC Cindy Rodriguez, IC Jeanette Bradley, NORTH RA Denise Ortakales, ARA Shawn Anderson, IC Russ Cox, CGC Sally Wilkins, CENTRAL IC Milanka Reardon, CGC Rajani LaRocca; CENTRAL RA Kris Asselin at the podium; CENTRAL ARA Pam Vaughan behind the camera!
Authors Rajani LaRocca (Critique Group Coordinator, Central), Erin Dionne & Kate Conway
Panelists Padma Venkatraman, Erin Dionne, Rajani LaRocca, Lynda Mullaly Hunt & Tricia Lin
Authors Mia Wenjen & Lisa Yee
Maureen Hourihan & Northern ARA Shawn Anderson
Conference Director Loretta Kapinos & Keynote Speaker Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Current Central RA Kris Asselin presenting plaque to Retired RA Marilyn Salerno
Retired RA Margo Lemieux & Southern RA Stacy Mozer
Powerpoint Coordinator Lisa Stringfellow & 1st time NE Conference Attendee Autumn Allen
Author Lisa Papademetriou & Retired RA Sally Riley
Central RA/Conference Chair/Author Kris Asselin & Volunteer Coordinator Kristy Acevedo
Hayley Barrett with her Celebration Donut
Illustrators Denise Ortakales (RA North) & Milanka Reardon (IC Central)
Author Debbi Michiko Florence at Saturday’s Book Signing
Jenny Bagdigian (left) & Liz Dubois (right) with Keynote Speaker Lynda Mullaly Hunt
The brains behind the 2019 conference: RA and Conference Advisor Kris Asselin with Conference Directors Loretta Kapinos & Casey Robinson
Author Deborah Freedman receiving the Crystal Kite Award from RA (South) Stacy Mozer
Authors Annie (A. C.) Gaughen & Tara Sullivan with Julia Maranan
Volunteers Alison Potoma & Sarah Lynne Reul
Directors Casey Robinson & Loretta Kapinos
Attendees Betsy Koscher, Lisa Robinson & Hayley Barrett looking out over the New England SCBWI banner
Books on display!
Russ Cox (Northern Illustrator Coordinator) & Author-Illustrator Brian Lies
Awesome photo of the conference folder artwork