SCBWI Kirby Larsen

Kirby Larsen's Keynote speech made me cry. Okay, I cry easily: sappy songs, stories, even commercials. But Kirby truly touched a deep chord. Writing in lonely, and generally thankless. We dream (and sweat blood) to get it right, to bring about a resonance in someone else. Kirby infused the audience with respect for our craft and ourselves. Go Write! Draw! Dance! Sing! Be Creative! Take the risk, cry your own tears or joy...or risk the pain. But feel your life. Be inpsired. Do whatever it takes. Do it now.

A friend of mine has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. She is an incredible woman who lives, who hikes, mothers, wives, works with a passion. For her, let's live our lives to the fullest.