SA Christmas Dinner


Full of the festive feeling last Friday, SA SCBWI members gathered in the courtyard at the British Hotel.


Along with a enough longstanding members to fill a ship captain's table, new members, David and Carolyn, joined in the merriment. Carolyn felt compelled to join SCBWI after attending the October Professional Day while David joined earlier this year.

We're thrilled they did and look forward to seeing them at future events. Welcome, David and Carolyn!


Many donned spectacular paper crowns in the true spirit of Christmas. Between feasting on an array of dishes, everyone grabbed the opportunity to mingle and mix - industry news, as always, was a hot topic along with announcements regarding future releases. Whispers of huge plans for 2018 events in SA were met with wide eyes and gleeful grins.

And we're simply itching to share the details. But after the last glass of bubbles was drained, we made a promise to keep our lips zipped. Can't wait to share the details with you right here in the new year.

Merry Christmas from SA.

Kelly Hibbert

SCBWI Afternoon Gathering in Adelaide

The afternoon will begin at 2.00 p.m. when I will introduce myself and talk briefly about current SCBWI issues and changes. At 2.20 we will hear from member author/illustrator Katrina Germain who will talk about her recent travels and latest projects. Vikki Wakefield will follow at 2.40 to share with us some of her recent publishing experiences.

From 3.00 - 3.45 p.m. we'll break for afternoon tea and chat time, which I hope will be a great opportunity for people to mix and get to know each other and to talk about what's happening in their writing/illustrating lives.

At 4.00 p.m. I will welcome our Guest Speaker, Dyan Blacklock, Publisher and General Manager at Omnibus Books, Adelaide who will talk about what Australian Children's Book publishers are publishing today and into the future. 

WHERE: Conference Room, Hutt Street Library, 235 Hutt Street, Adelaide.
COST: $20 Members   $25 Non-Members (includes afternoon tea).
WHEN: Saturday, 23 March from 2.00 till 4.30 p.m.

Payment can be made in two ways:

Direct Deposit to:
National Australia Bank
Account Name:  Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
BSB: 082-187    Account No: 82-863-8450

Could you please be sure that your name appears with the deposit amount on the statement as well as a follow up email to me advising your wish to attend and when payment was made, or if you'd prefer, by cheque or money order made out to SCBWI and posted to:

Corinne King, PO Box 371, Warrandyte, 3113 - BY WEDNESDAY March 20 AT LATEST.

*(Receipts will be available on the afternoon.)

Posted by Corinne King