Writing for Children
Jan 27, 2010, 6-7.30 pm
British Council Library, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 01
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Jyoti Singh Visvanath, Regional Advisor, SCBWI India
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Susanne Gervay, visiting Australian author and Co-Regional Advisor of the Australian chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), talks about her journey as a writer of children’s books. She is joined by Sayoni Basu of Scholastic India, who shares her views on the state of children’s publishing in India and the importance of a professional organisation for writers and illustrators. India now has its own chapter of SCBWI and this is its first event.
Susanne Gervay is an award winning Australian author whose children’s and young adult novels have been recognised for their relevance to social justice. They include the recently released US edition of I am Jack, a rite-of-passage book on school bullying; Butterflies, a book that deals with disability and That’s Why I Wrote This Song, a collaborative work with her song writer-singer daughter Tory.
Susanne has spoken at numerous conferences and festivals including the Beijing Literature Festival, Ubud Writers & Readers Festival Bali, World Burn Congress New York, SCBWI Conference at the Bologna Book Fair. She is on the board of the NSW Writers Centre and is Director of the Kids and Young Adult Literature Festival Sydney. She is also Chair of The Sydney Children’s Writers & Illustrators Network at The Hughenden and Co-Regional Advisor of Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Australia & New Zealand.