The SCBWI Australia and New Zealand has to be the BEST ever conference with brilliant and generous publishers from HarperCollins, Walker Books, Five Mile Press, RandomHouse …. and heaps more …
and US fabulous literary agent Jill Corcoran from the Herman Agency
award winning writers and illustrators from around Australia and New Zealand
and more, more, more.
So many highlights:-
– the perfect sunny winter day at the NSW Writers Centre with brilliant panels and the best of Australian publishers shared industry news – including Tegan Morrison from ABC Books, Lisa Berryman HarperCollins, Sue Whiting Walker Books, Sarah Foster Walker Books, Zoe Walton Random House, Jeanmarie Morison Random House, Karen tayleur Five Mile Press … and more
– award winning deeply passionate writers for young people shared insights including Sally Murphy, Frane Lessac, Meg McInlay, Belinda Murrell, Hazel Edwards and more, more, more
The illustrators showcase with 37 publishers coming to find their new illustrators lead by frane Lessac and Sarah Davis with the creative designs of Lesley Vamos and the illustrator committee of Andrea Edmunds, Marjorie Crosby-Fairall, Serena Geddes
Manuscript critiques, industry talks, authors offered contracts … the business of the children’s book industry and craft and news and partying too …
James Foley award winning WA illustrator as lead singer, with award winning author Meredith Costain on the baby grand, the guitars with writer Scott Chambers and Crystal Kite International Award Coordinator Chris Cheng – and SCBWI sang and danced and cheered – what a night.
A partner of the National year of Reading 2012, NSW Writers Centre, CAL – with huge thanks.