The Virginia Festival of the Book is coming up next month. We all love that week here at Slushbusters, because it's like having a free conference right in our own backyard. It's primarily aimed at readers, but the Saturday of the festival is Publishing Day, so there are plenty of events with that in mind. If you're anywhere near Central Virginia, I highly recommend you come for the day at the very least.
SCBWI Mid-Atlantic is organizing three different panels at VABook on Saturday, March 20. Loads of children's authors will be speaking, including Fran Cannon Slayton and Suzanne Morgan Williams, who have been here and interviewed with us. You can see the schedule here. I've added all three SCBWI events, plus several others, to my virtual bookbag, which helps you keep track of your own schedule and print it out so you don't miss the events you really want so see.
In other publishing news, the gang over at the Literary Lab have released their Genre Wars Anthology. Pop on over there and check it out.