SCBWI Authors & Illustrators Being Creative!

SCBWI Authors & Illustrators Being Creative!

We all crashed into The Hughenden where we, partied, ate, shared story.

People came from everywhere –

Frances Plumpton Literary agent extraordinaire flew from New Zealand

Julie Hunt award winning author from Tasmania

Jennie Orchard from Hong Kong who brought Room to Read to Oz www.roomtoread.org

Jenny Blackford poet and writer drove from Newcastle

Charlotte Calder acclaimed kids’ author arrived from Orange

Toni Brisland author and on the Children’s Book Council Board is conencting SCBWI authors with our audience.

……. and Margaret Hamiton AM drove down from Blackheath to talk books, a career in publishing and PINEROLO – the Children’s Cottage filled to the brim with acclaimed Australian children’s illustrations.

It was all happening and we had fun!

I'm a writer committed to kids in particular. Adults are good too. Want to bring hope through story to my readers. Awarded an Order of Australia, Lady Cutler Award and a Lifetime International Award for Literacy for my body of work, spreading literacy is really important. I'm head of SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand, patron of Monkey Baa Theatre, Ambassador for the Premier's Reading Challenge, Writer Ambassador for Room to Read ... among other roles. I also love heritage and adapting to enhance the lives of people today, which is why I restored The Hughenden Hotel 1870s and The Residences Centennial Park - the only homes in the parklands which are open now for accommodation, events and lots of nature.

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