If you have an interest in writing for children and have what Art Spikol called a “grasshopper mind,” then the “Writing Nonfiction for Children” conference might be for you. SCBWI Houston is offering those who write or wish to write nonfiction for children an opportunity to meet two speakers who work or have worked as editors for major publishing houses and learn how to write and how to sell their material. Pam Zollman, former editor for Highlights for Children and Houston writer, and Nina Rosenstein, Nonfiction Children’s Book Editor formerly with Random House and now with Enslow Publishers, will spend an entire day discussing this very salable type of writing on June 19, 2004 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at North Harris College. Cost is quite reasonable at $50/non-SCBWI members and $35/SCBWI members and includes a boxed lunch. This is a great deal for new and the tried-and-true writers.