SCBWI VIC has had a busy month. Our Professional Development Day for writers and illustrators was held on 14th July. It included a line-up of wonderful speakers and panellists including Sally Rippon, Deb Abela, Sherryl Clark, Gabrielle Wang, Meredith Costain, Serena Geddes and Adam Wallace. We also heard from Sabine Bolick from Pearson Education and the Marketing Manager for Hardie Grant Egmont, Tye Cattanach. We came away bursting with enthusiasm and information.
Our event at Docklands on 28 July featured Zoe Walton from Penguin Random House. Zoe’s presentation focused on the editing process and included lots of valuable information for writers of picture books through to young adult novels. We also heard from talented illustrator and SCBWI ARA from Sydney, Marjorie Crosby-Fairall who spoke about the process of telling a story with pictures and former journalist Heather Gallagher discussed some of the the best ways to get media coverage for our published children’s books.