The November SCBWI meeting in Columbus featured an end-of-the-year PARTY! Our members have worked hard all year long, so we decided it was time to kick back, snack, and have fun!
Holiday goodies were brought in by the Board and oh-so talented cookie baker, Holly Ruppel. We were also pleased to present the official 2016 Notecard Contest sets, which were available for purchase.
|How gorgeous are Holly's cookies?!|
The Board gave a little summary of the year, and boy was it a busy one! With six workshops, meetings every month, multiple illustration projects, and an indy book festival, the year was practically bursting with children's lit awesomeness!
|A sampling of the Board: Jody Casella, Kristy Boyce, Kathryn Powers (me), and Jodie Brohard.|
While munching on holiday treats, we played "Tic Tac Know"--a getting-to-know-you game where members wrote down tidbits about themselves and searched for other writers and illustrators they have things in common with. It was all sorts of silly and very fun! (I also learned that many SCBWI members dislike tomatoes as much as I do!)
In addition to the party, the meeting was the last chance for members to see the gallery display at the Upper Arlington Library featuring art from the 2016 Notecard Contest. The UA Library said our gallery was a big hit with their patrons, and we're already brainstorming another collaboration for 2017!
While November marked the last COSCBWI meeting for 2016, monthly meetings will begin again in January 2017. The Board is busy planning another great year of events, so be sure to visit ohiocensouth.scbwi.org for updates.
I can't wait to see old friends and new faces at the meetings in 2017! Have a wonderful holiday season!
Note: Photos taken by Kristy Boyce and Kathryn Powers.