Monday, November 5, 2012

CLC Fall Gala: Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann Featured Speakers

Last Saturday I attended the Children's Literature Council of Southern California (CLC) 51st Fall Gala at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles.  This annual event honors Southern California authors and illustrators, presents awards, and features a keynote address.  This year's keynote speakers were the talented team of Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann, who gave a lively, humorous and informative presentation of their creative and collaborative process for Oh, No! a picture book about a tiger and animals that have fallen into a hole. Their talk included pictures of their various pets and some amazing animal photos from a family trip to Borneo that inspired the book.  After the program I was pleased to have the opportunity to meet both Eric and Candace and have Candace sign my copy of Amelia Lost, winner of this year's SCBWI Golden Kite award for nonfiction.

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