Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Storytelling in the Digital Age: Embrace the Change

Emma Dryden, owner of the editorial consulting firm Drydenbks, said this summer at the L.A. SCBWI 2011 Summer Conference "I don't think we need fear for the survival of the book," she said. "Not in our lifetime. But the digital world is reshaping the very foundations of the book business and the book business has to adapt to survive." 

Art by Dallion McGregor

Flying on the heels of that quote, RA Debbie Gonzales was already a year into planning the Austin SCBWI chapter's first digital symposium titled Storytelling in the Digital Age: Embrace the Change. Knowing the landscape of the children's publishing industry was widening and re-envisioning, she jumped into the waves to bring children's writers and illustrators a day to embrace the change--not fear it. This past Monday, the Austin-American Statesman ran an article Storybook apps for kids a major topic among children's book writers and artists and in it they highlighted some of the incredible faculty who'll be speaking this Saturday, October 8th at the all-day event at St. Edward's University.

If you haven't registered, there's still time to snag a spot by clicking HERE. And to leave you with one final word --IMAGINE--

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