Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Conference Photos courtesy of Pam Vaughan, ARA Central

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