SCBWI leading the way connecting Australian Kids Authors and Illustrators with the Publishing Community at the
SCBWI International Conference Sept 4-7th
Tara Weikum, Vice President of HarperCollins Children's Books USA will be keynote bringing US market news & taking a masterclass and critiques
Suzanne Murphy, President & Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books USA on skype with Cristina CappellutoChildren’s Publishing Director HarperCollins Australia talking international market
The Andrea Pinkney Writer Award—win a personal Skype critique from Andrea Pinkney, Vice-President Scholastic USA and New York Times bestselling and award-winning author.
HarperCollins and PenguinRandomHouse Illustrator Awards – from the illustrator showcase two illustrators awarded private critique in a publishing house.
International distance critiques and portfolios with commissioning editors and agents from high profile publishing houses in the US including Scholastic, Penguin Random House, Viking, MacMillan
Highlighting New Publishers on the Block – Big Sky Publishing and EK Books
The Spelling Bee – opening the conference with Deb Abela Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee – publishers and delegates go into battle
The Illustrator Showcase is an exclusive event, displaying SCBWI talent to leading professionals in the children's book industry.
The Pitch –what the major publishers say they want to hear and the curated pitches of outstanding writers and illustrators with publishing houses bidding for new works.
The Beatnickers SCBWI Band led by Meredith Costain & Scott Chambers – bop into the night
Roving Reporters lead by author Dimity Powell keep everyone in the loop with pre, during and post reports http://www.scbwiaustralianz.com/?category=Conference+Blog+2016
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