Monday, May 23, 2011

CBI Conference and Brand New Inis Magazine

Well, wasn't it just a brilliant weekend at the National Library for the CBI Annual Conference! Two full days full of great speakers, wonderful authors, children's books and... well, quite frankly, a good bit of nonsense that serve to inspire us all and charge our batteries for another year.
It was truly a gift to see Helen Oxenbury and John Burningham, and hear the talk about their collaborative book, There's Going To Be A Baby. Four great picture book author/illustrators gave us a brief tour of their favourite inspirations.  Four new and exciting children's books authors talked about.. well, children's books and what drives them onward. Karen Bertram surprised us all with the library innovations in the Holland.... I could go on and on, and I certainly don't want to slight anyone... but I'd have to re-enact the whole conference.
I'm only home one day, and I can't wait to go back.
Also, I need to let you all know that the brand new and incredibly flash Inis Magazine is out now. Inis will now be publish (in print... hard copy) twice a year, but there's a new online magazine that keeps us all up to date.
Here's the link:
http://inismagazine.com/

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