Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Making New Friends

I love being a part of the Children's Lit community--last night in Burlington, MA over 25 writers and illustrators, as well as one agent and an editor, gathered to network, share personal stories, and make friends. As some of you know, this started as a sort of experiment last February when I decided I wanted to go to a Writers Meet Up close to home--there wasn't one, so I threw it myself. This was the third event and the mostly successful as far as numbers.

It was great to see some old friends, and make some new ones. If you missed it, we'll be having another one in September. Date and location to be announced.

If you're not in our area, consider planning your own event! "If you build it, they will come!"
Alicia Gregoire, Ansha Kotyk, and Julia Bourque

Lyndy Mullaly-Hunt and Greg Fishbone

Susan Carlton, Marianne Knowles, and Ron Seifer

7 comments:

Ansha Kotyk said...

I had a great time last night and I can't wait for the next one!

Alicia Gregoire said...

It was definitely a great time. I'm so glad I was able to make it this time!

Heather Kelly said...

I definitely should email you the picture. :) Today was the last day of school for my kids, and I have yet to really sit down to do anything!! It was sooo wonderful to see everyone last night. I had such fun meeting and seeing everyone! I probably would have stayed all night...

Anna Staniszewski said...

Thanks so much for organizing this, Kris! I had a great time.

Shoshana said...

I'm sorry I wasn't able to make it to this! It sounds like a really nice meet-up.

Katy said...

Okay, I want to live in your area! This looks like it was so much fun!

Kristine Asselin said...

For those like Shoshana who
missed this one--stay tuned, I'm thinking September for the next one. Hope to see you then!