Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Reach the World

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Reach the World

SCBWI authors and illustrators at Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Conference 2016Love heading the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Australia East and New Zealand . Our amazing 3 day  conference was filled with the community of authors, illustrators, the  publishing industry joining together to celebrate books and ….. dance!!!!!!

Yep, we can write, draw, sing, play musical instruments, perform …. and dance like The Rolling Stones with a jiggle of The Wiggles through to Jack’s ‘the little red man joke’  … and we laughed and danced and laughed.

The best of authors and illustrators were there like creators of Harriet Clare, Lulu Bell, The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee, There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake, Tensy Farlow,  ….. more and more and more … then there were publishers.

It was the best party ever, ending up at  The Children’s Bookshop where we launched more books with kids and adults too.

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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  1. Caz Goodwin 1 year ago

    It was a fabulous conference. So much valuable info and lots of fun to boot.

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