On March 16, SCBWI Australia West held two professional development workshops: one for established members, and one for aspiring creators.
Storyteller extraordinaire Glenn Swift passed on his top presentation tips to an enthusiastic group of members and introduced them to the Alexander Technique to release unnecessary tension in the body. The session was relaxed, informal and entertaining and the group of mainly published authors also had the chance to share their own speaking tips and experiences.
The "Child's Play" workshop for beginners was well received, with a mix of members and non-members in attendance. Renae Gibson led the session, and talked participants through the various stages from pre-submission - researching the field, networking and learning the craft, drafting, endlessly re-drafting, to submission - to whom? and when? and how? - and beyond.
Thank you to the State Library of WA for providing the venue.