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Saturday, March 8, 2014

SCBWI meeting in Hobart on March 24th


There will be a meeting of SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) in Hobart for the first time ever on Monday 24th March. I highly recommend SCBWI as an organisation for children’s book authors and illustrators – I’ve been a member for four years, and I love it. It’s an international organisation with a huge membership, numerous big conferences (including one in Sydney this year), and lots of resources (competitions, website, newsletter, publishing guides). Members get their own profile page on the website to show their art and sell their books (here’s mine as an example: http://www.scbwi.org/members-public/gay-mckinnon ). If children’s books are your thing, come along and hear from the head honcho, Susanne Gervay, what SCBWI will be up to this year. Details below.


Date:     Mon 24/03/2014 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Region: Southern Tas
Venue: Salamanca Arts Meeting Room, 77 Salamanca Place, next to the Long Gallery
Cost:    $10 to non-members, SCBWI members free

Susanne Gervay, renowned author and co-head of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Australia & New Zealand (SCBWI), will be speaking to a meeting of SCBWI, Southern Tasmania. SCBWI is a professional organisation for published writers and illustrators, but anyone interested in writing or illustrating for the children and young adult (cya) market is welcome to attend.
Anne Morgan will also give a briefing on the Book an Adventure Bruny Island Festival of Children’s Literature, 15-18 January 2015. The Festival will provide networking, publicity and professional development opportunities for local writers and illustrators as well as providing workshops for children. Check out our  Facebook page here.
Rsvp: amorgan@netspace.net.au by Sunday 23 March.
Cost: SCBWI members complimentary Non-SCBWI members $10 payable at the door.

Come along, meet other cya authors and illustrators and share your news and publishing opportunities.
Rsvp: email Anne Morgan amorgan@netspace.net.au by Sun 23/03/2014


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