Tuesday, June 26, 2012

What's a WIFYR

WIFYR, it sound's like a dog sneezed, but it's actually an acronym for Writing and Illustrating For Young Readers. It is a wonderful conference held at the Waterford School in Sandy, Utah each year that has specific classes tailored to picture book, middle grade, young adult and branches into fantasy, science fiction and paranormal writing, as well as illustration. The morning consists of a small class with writers in your genre honing your skills. The afternoon is open to a variety of classes to chose from, more like the traditional conference.

I learned so much at this years conference, both in the morning and the afternoon. The presenters are top notch authors and illustrators who really know their stuff. You can learn more about the conference by checking out this link

It's a little pricey, as conferences go, but it's well worth it. Attending the afternoon classes cuts the price way down and you still come away with a wealth of knowledge. If you can go, do it. All the dogs are talking about it.


kbrebes said...

Wonderful! Sure wish I lived close enough to attend. BTW Cathy, what's an Ukrainian Easter Egg instructor???

Cathy said...

I am a Ukrainian Easter egg instructor. I have been teaching how to make Ukrainian Easter eggs or pysanky for over 20 years now. There is an egg I made on the side bar of this blog.

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kbrebes said...

Beautiful!!! A wonderful talent!!!

Elliah A. Terry said...

I hope I make it up to WIFYR one of these years!

Cindy Beck, author said...

Cathy: You are so funny. Loved you're opening line, "WIFYR, it sound's like a dog sneezed." :)

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