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Thursday, September 20th, 2007 by

Anna Olswanger, author of the NewSouth book Shlemiel Crooks announces the Ninth Annual Jewish Children’s Book Writers’ Conference, held at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan on Sunday, November 18, 2007, from 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m. The conference is co-sponsored by the 92nd Street Y Buttenwieser Library and the Jewish Book Council.

Featured speakers are senior editor Reka Simonsen of Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, editor Jennifer Wingertzahn of Clarion Books, senior editor Lindsey Silken of JVibe/JFL Media, sales manager Sarah Aronson of Jewish Lights Publishing, literary agent Kirsten Wolf of Jill Grinberg Literary Management, and associate art director Einav Aviram of Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

Author and illustrator Neil Waldman, winner of the National Jewish Book Award, will give opening remarks, and the day will include sessions on publishing and writing in Israel, the Sydney Taylor Book Award and Manuscript Competition, and new this year: a panel on “How I Got My First Book Published.”

The registration form is available for download at www.92y.org/content/pdf/jewishchildrensbookwriters.pdf. Call 212-415 5544 or e-mail library@92Y.org for additional information or to request the form by mail. The final registration deadline is November 12. The conference is $85 before November 1 and $100 after November 1, and the fee includes kosher breakfast and lunch.

If you write or illustrate children’s books for the Jewish market, this conference is for you!

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