Up-to-date SCBWI Queensland Events 2014

MARK YOUR DIARIES!  Remember interstate and international SCBWI members are welcome to attend.  These events are for SCBWI members only, but contact ARA Sheryl Gwyther if you'd like to come to a meeting to 'try us out' before you join SCBWI. 


Wednesday March 19 – 7.30pm – 9.30pm
SOCIAL EVENT … Coffee & Cake & Local info from the US

NOTE: Laura Elliot is unable to get to Brisbane this week, but we've arranged another activity. Thank you, Peter Allert for stepping in with a mini-session on making a video/or book trailer.

GUEST SPEAKER: LAURA ELLIOT, American YA author.  Laura is visiting Brisbane that week; staying at Sheryl Gwyther's home. She'll talk about her self-publishing experience in the United States. And also about how she makes her own book trailers and covers. Laura will also walk us through the process if you interested.

WHERE: Sheryl's home. Ring 07 33665318 for directions.

It's after dinner – so bring a plate of something to share with tea or coffee. Definitely RSVP to 33665318


Sunday April 13 – 10am to 12 noon
MEMBERS' MEETING – Brisbane Square Library, George Street
PANEL … Hints on doing Author Visits in schools. Experienced authors and illustrators talk about what they do and questions will follow.


Tuesday May 6   9.30am to 11.30
SOCIAL EVENT – Sandgate foreshore – a morning by the sea with Sherryl Clark
Award-winning author, Sherryl Clark will be in Brisbane for her May Gibbs Literacy Trust Fellowship. Join us for a relaxing morning-tea picnic up by the waters of Moreton Bay. Place yet to be decided.


June ? Date to be organised …
Hoping there's enough interest for a meeting up the north coast. To be confirmed.


Sunday August 3 – 10am to 12 noon
MEMBERS' MEETING – Brisbane Square Library, George Street
Topic: still to be decided  (ARA Sheryl Gwyther will be overseas so SCBWI Qld's team, Pam Rushby and Angela Sunde will probably take this one). More details to follow.


September – Sat 13th or Sun 14th
REGIONAL MEMBERS' MEETING – CAIRNS in conjunction with the Tropical Writers Festival where Sheryl Gwyther will give a presentation on SCBWI.
Topic: still to be decided


November 1 – SCBWI's Inside Story Event – Brisbane … details still to be organised.


December 7 – Christmas Party / Break-up for the year.  

Libby Hathorn Master Class followed by Networking, SCBWI Updates and Q&A

SCWBI Event Monday March 17, 2014
An evening with brilliant poet and author, Libby Hathorn

LOCATION:        Hughenden Hotel, 14 Queen Street Woollahra
TIME & DATE:    6-8pm Monday March 17 
COST:                $25 SCBWI members coffee/tea and light refreshments

Libby Hathorn in Ubud with Nick Cave!     

Libby Hathorn in Ubud with Nick Cave!


Libby Hathorn is an award-winning poet and author of more than 50 books for children and young people, as well as books for adults. Translated into several languages and adapted for the stage and screen, her work has won honours in Australia, the US, Great Britain and Holland.

Libby loves poetry. Reading it, being inspired by it, reciting it, teaching it, writing it and dreaming about it. Many of her novels and picture books are inspired by poetry entirely. She is currently working on a World War 1 novel entitledEventual Poppy Day (Harper Collins 2015and her latest picture books are A Baby for Loving and Outside! (Hardie Grant Egmont/Little Hare 2014)


Come spend some time with poetry devotee Libby and scribe some lines for entertainment or reflection, for bragging or for just plain satisfaction. Libby will take you through her foolproof steps to successful poetry writing.

WARNING! Not just poetry will come out of this workshop- there may well be a novel or short story lurking, just waiting to be released by poetry power.  

PAYMENT: Call the Hughenden Hotel on (02) 9363 4863 or email reservations@thehughenden.com.au to pay by Visa or Mastercard, or by direct deposit to the SCBWI acc BSB: 082 187 Acc No: 79540 2096

For those who can’t be there, we’ll put a full report on the SCWBI website and Facebook page. Susanne Gervay, RA and Deborah Abela, ARA