|URI's Alton Jones campus is rustic and lovely.|
It was the 20th anniversary of the retreat, so it was a special event. There were three editors: Kendra Levin, Sylvie Frank, and Mallory Kass, three agents: John Cusick, Erin Murphy, and Ammi-Joan Paquette, and a surprise panel with kid-lit luminaries like Brian Lies, Kelly Murphy, Carlyn Beccia, Liz Dubois and Jennifer Thermes. And those were only the illustrators.
it was a knock- your-socks-off event.
|Me and my roomie, Linda.|
|Always makes me think of Narnia.|
As always I sketched during the panels and talks, one of the things that has kept me sane all my life.
|I'm not that great at likenesses, but sketching keeps me focused.|
|Mary Pierce, co-director for the past 4 years.|
|Jennifer Thermes designed this fantastic logo for the event!|
|Good-bye to Whispering Pines. (sad) Goodbye to snow. (not a moment too soon)|