Tuesday, October 13, 2009


We're trying something new at the upcoming SCBWI Black Hills Writers and Illustrators Conference . . .


On Friday evening (Nov. 6) at 6:30, we are welcoming all registrants to a pre-conference social that includes pie and wine. 

That's right . . . apple pie, pumpkin pie, and the Pumpkin Bog Fest limited edition wine.

I've never heard of such a thing, but co-conference coordinator Jen Fischer tells me that Prairie Berry Winery is offering the wine this fall.  (Is it pumpkin wine?  If anyone knows the answer, please let me know!)

BTW, Jen is definitely the "fun fairy" for this conference.  Besides offering an incredible slate of speakers, she's determined that we enjoy what Hill City has to offer. 

More on that in my next entry!

Jean Patrick
Regional Advisor - Dakotas
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators


  1. Jean, thanks so much for your hard work at getting writers together. It's a tough job when there's fewer of us scattered across the prairie than June bugs in January. However, know that your efforts are greatly appreciated.

    Thanks to the spring conference in Sioux Falls, a few of us have enjoyed getting together twice a month to commicerate, critique and support each other in our writing endeavors.

    Hope to see you in the Black Hills.