Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Eighth Annual Jewish Children's Book Writers' Conference

The 92nd Street Y Buttenwieser Library and the Jewish Book Council are co-sponsoring the Eighth Annual Jewish Children's Book Writers' Conference at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan (New York City) Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Featured speakers are: executive editor Deborah Brodie of Roaring Brook; executive editor Jill Davis of Bloomsbury; publisher Joni Sussman of Kar-Ben Publishing; marketing vice president Theresa M. Borzumato-Greenberg of Holiday House; literary agent Michele Beno of Curtis Brown Ltd.; and artist-and-author representative Ronnie Ann Herman of the Herman Agency.

Author Norman H. Finkelstein, winner of two National Jewish Book Awards, will give opening remarks, and the day will include the popular "Query Letter Clinic and First Pages" with the editors, sessions on the Grinspoon Foundation's P.J. (Pajama) Library, "Drawing Inspiration from Israel's Multicultural Mix" with Israeli author Anna Levine," the Association of Jewish Libraries' Sydney Taylor Manuscript Competition, and door prizes.

The registration form (PDF) is available online. Call 212.415.5544 or e-mail library@92Y.org for additional information or to request the form by mail. The fee is $85 before Nov. 1, and $100 after Nov. 1. Fee includes kosher breakfast and lunch The final registration deadline is Nov. 11. The conference sold out last year, so register early.

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