SCBWI June gathering

Our next meeting is on 18 June.

 Our special guest speaker will be Marisa Pintado, Commissioning Editor of Children’s and YA fiction at Hardie Grant Egmont. And we're delighted that our member speakers for June will be Bernadette Kelly and George Ivanoff

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Marisa Pintado: From Whoa to Go: The Acquisition Process

Marisa is Commissioning Editor of Children's and YA Fiction at Hardie Grant Egmont. Marisa was the founder of the Ampersand Prize for debut novelists and she's worked with a variety of emerging, commercially successful and award-winning writers. She recently spent a year in London with Egmont UK’s fiction team. 

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Bernadette Kelly: Writing and Me – It's a Long Story

Bernadette has been a children's author for sixteen years and a member of SCBWI for eight years. Her published books cover a range of age groups and genres. Bernadette is a fellow of the May Gibbs Children's Literature Trust and a former council member and Marketing Coordinator for YABBA—Young Australians Best Book Awards. 

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George Ivanoff: Engaging Kids as Readers

George is an author and stay-at-home dad. He has written over 90 books for kids and teens, including the RFDS Adventures, the You Choose series and the Gamers trilogy. As a kid, George loved reading interactive books, where he got to make decisions about the direction of the story. He has had more fun plotting and writing the You Choose books than pretty much anything else. Writing the RFDS Adventures has opened his eyes to the amazing work done by the Royal Flying Doctor Service. He's thrilled that You Choose: The Treasure of Dead Man's Cove won the 2015 YABBA for Fiction for Younger Readers. George will talk about Engaging Kids as Readers.

Show and Tell

As usual, we will have a brief ‘Show and Tell’ segment, so if you have a recent publication to show us, or news of a recent success to share (such as an award or grant) we’d love to hear from you.

 Please note change of venue:

 Date: Saturday 18 June 2016

Place: Building 13, RMIT University, 379-405 Russell Street (corner Victoria Street). When you enter the building, follow the signs to room 13.2.29.

 Time: 2:00–5:00pm

Cost: $25 members, $30 non-members (includes afternoon tea). For further details and booking info, please visit the SCBWI events page.

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Caz Goodwin: Assistant Regional Adviser, Victoria
Chris Bell: Assistant Coordinator and CBCA Liaison
Serena Geddes: Illustrator Coordinator
Betty Sargeant: Technology and Social Media Coordinator
Jo Burnell: Membership Coordinator


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 We look forward to seeing you all there.