Sunday, February 12, 2023

SCBWI Winter Conference 2023 Wrap-Up

Final words from our incredible Executive Director, Sarah Baker!

- Breathe it in and bring the amazing energy of this weekend to all of your projects

- Remember what you learn and let it empower you

- Everyone needs your stories. Kids all over the world need your stories.

-Keep in touch. People make life-long connections through these conferences. You've found a support system that thrives on your success! 

Super thankful to you, the faculty, the staff, and the volunteers!

Thank you for coming and investing in yourself!


Sarah Baker is the Executive Director of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She joined the SCBWI staff in 2011, and most recently held the position of Associate Executive Director. Her career in children’s book publishing began at Penguin Young Readers Group, where she designed children’s books for six years. Sarah leads the SCBWI staff and works closely with the Board of Directors, the Advisory Council, and the official SCBWI volunteers. She graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara with a major in Studio Art and is a children’s book illustrator and ceramicist. Her favorite part of working for SCBWI is seeing the community flourish and the members thrive as artistic creators.

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