Kweli is one of my favorite children's literature conferences. I have been attending since 2017 and I was delighted to facilitate and speak on panels at this year's conference.
"Pacing, Pattern, and Plot: Polishing Your Picture Book Manuscript"
With Nivair Gabriel of Albert Whitman, I presented tips to elevate a mediocre picture book text to the level of a truly satisfying one.
"Ten Years to Mastery: Writing to Grow," July, 2022
In this youth keynote, I shared the most valuable experiences, resources and habits that have kept me going, and lessons I have learned about how to become the writer you need to be in order to establish and reach your writing goals.