SCBWI Shindigs and Bookish Do's

Christmas party

Sunday 8th December 3-6 p.m.

 Keep the date free! It'll an afternoon tea with networking, fun and friendship and theatre sports. EVERYONE WELCOME! 

Please bring your bookmarks, cards to share news - and we'll update you on the exciting new SCBWI website to ensure you all download your news/information - it's going to be an international showcase for all of you- thanks to Marjorie Crosby-Fairall & Sarah Davis! 

THEN our THEATRE SPORTS!!!!!!!! 

With the catering now done by Vincent's, bookings have to be made and confirmed by 3rd December. The Hughenden will take the bookings as a service to SCBWI - please book at reservations@thehughenden.com.au or ph: 02 9363 4863. It's tax deductible as a writing event. 

Cost: $25.00

Location: The Hughenden, 14 Queen St Woollahra

Time: 3-6 p.m.

Booking date: 3rd December

Parking: Free parking on Queen St and Oxford Street - if any special needs please email me for parking. 

Queen Street Arts Festival

10 am to 4 p.m. on Sat 30th November 

EMAIL SUSANNE GERVAY if you want to be part of the SCBWI BOOK FAIR at the Festival 

- bring your books to sell, autograph, chat, enjoy the Queen Street ARTS Festival. 

2014

is going to be a great year for us with- INSIDE STORY - authors and bookshops 1st weekend Nov 2014 SCBWI CONFERENCE - 13 to 15th July with masterclass on 16th SCBWI ILLUSTRATOR SHOWCASE - Monday 14th July 

Fabulous events in Queensland, Victoria, NZ and the talented Katrina Germein is doing events in SA and of course everyone's welcome to the events in WA - then there's the world. The new SCBWI website will connect you to events from LA to Singapore to Europe. 

Love to see you 

Susanne 

 

Inside Story!

Inside Story - You're Invited!

The Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators 

in conjunction with specialist bookshops 

launch across the world...

Where children’s authors and illustrators give insights into

the stories behind the creation of their books.

Meet & be entertained 

by Queensland and northern NSW's’s loved and acclaimed

children’s authors & illustrators

at

Black Cat Books

179 Latrobe St

Paddington

Brisbane

on

Saturday 2nd November 2013

at

10am

MC author Angela Sunde will host:

Pamela Rushby, Stephen Axelsen, Katherine Battersby, Julie Nickerson, Samantha Wheeler, Dimity Powell, Christina Bollenbach, Judy Paulson, Michelle Worthington, Candice Lemon-Scott, Christine Bongers, Jennifer Poulter, Peter Taylor 

and so much more… 

Balloons, book signings, cake, prizes 

and the chance to chat with authors & illustrators...

It's a mini festival! 

An inaugural international SCBWI event, 

Inside Story will be launched simultaneously around the world, 

including The Children’s Bookshop Beecroft in Sydney,

 and The LittleBookroom in Melbourne. 

Join in the fun of this FREE event at a city near you!

Brisbane - RSVP: (07) 3367 8777

EMAIL: info@blackcatbooks.com.au

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Canberra Events in Spring!

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Our SCBWI ACT gem, Tracey Hawkins, wanted to make sure you knew about these two upcoming events in Canberra.

6:00pm Friday 25 October

Canberra Writers Centre is offering 

Author Tim Winton speaks about his new novel, Eyrie
Theatre 1, Manning Clark Centre, Union Court, ANU

Penguin presents Australia’s finest writer, Tim Winton, speaking about his new novel Eyrie. Presented in association with ANU and The Canberra Times. Tickets are free but booking is essential. Early booking encouraged. Bookings onwww.timwintoncanberra.eventbrite.com.au or 02 6125 4144.

Morris Gleitzman and Garth Nix Dinner

Date: Thursday 3 October 2013
Location: The Rex Canberra
More information coming soon- this is being offered by ACT CBC
 
Happy Book Week everyone!  
From Deb  
 
 

 

 

Rottnest Island Retreat, Australia West

DATE: June 12, 2013 - June 16, 2013 

CONTACT: Frané Lessac 

LOCATION: Rottnest Island, Western Australia 

SCBWI members will gather for the fifth annual Rottnest Island Retreat, featuring dedicated writing time, mingling with your fellow creators, peer critiquing, interstate guest speakers, the annual Pitch Award, panel discussions, and more.

A selection of formal professional development activities such as manuscript critiques with visiting editors will be held on the mainland in advance of the retreat. These activities are in addition to, rather than in replacement of, Retreat activities and critiques will also be conducted on Rottnest.

This is a members only event.

For details on the complete program and how to book, click here.

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"Publishing: Under the Covers" - Perth

Panel presentation by Sue Whiting, (Publishing Manager, Walker Books) and Karen Tayleur (Editorial Manager, Five Mile Press):

What are publishers looking for? How do they operate? What can you do to give your submission the best chance of success? Includes time for audience Q&A. Afternoon tea will be provided.

Wednesday June 12, 5:45pm - 7:15pm.

Venue: Education Space, Mezzanine Floor, State Library of WA.

Cost: $25 SCBWI members $45 non-members.

Registrations close 1 May.

(Come early to share in the fun of "Duelling Illustrators", from 5pm in 'The Place'.)

To book for "Under the Covers", visit the SCBWI West regional page:

http://www.scbwi.org/Regional-Chapters.aspx?R=105&sec=Events&g=3051

Pencils at Sundown: duelling illustrators in Perth

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With pen in hand, two illustrators at a time will duel it out as they illustrate their response to an unpublished picture book manuscript being read aloud. 

Wednesday June 12, 5 - 5:30pm.

Venue: “The Place”, Mezzanine Floor, State Library of WA, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge.

All welcome; no RSVP required.

(Immediately followed by "Publishing: Under the Covers", a panel discussion with editors from Five Mile Press and Walker Books Australia.)

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

SCWBI Event Monday 6pm March 18, 2013 An evening with esteemed publisher, Linsay Knight

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Linsay Knight is widely respected as a leading expert in, and contributor to, Australian children’s literature. As the former Head of Children’s Books at Random House Australia for many years, she nurtured the talent of many authors and illustrators to create some of Australia’s most successful children’s books. Linsay is also the author of several successful non-fiction books and the editor of a number of children’s dictionaries and story collections. In 2012 she and her husband, John, launched the dynamic poetry imprint Pitt Street Poetry specialising in new Australian collections and previously out-of-print classics. They will launch a new imprint, Pickering Press, in 2013 to celebrate Australian children’s writing and illustrating, memoirs and general fiction.

LINSAY’S TALK: LIFE AS I KNOW IT

Linsay will chat about running a small, self-owned publishing house after life in the corporate world. She’ll discuss children’s non-fiction and its relevance in an Internet world, as well as her work selecting stories for children's age- based collections. She will look at rediscovering a world of books through the eyes of a 3 year old and give her take on the future of children's books.

LOCATION: Hughenden Hotel, 14 Queen Street Woollahra
TIME & DATE: 6pm Monday March 18
COST: $25 SCBWI members coffee/tea and light refreshments 6-7pm Linsay Knight will speak followed by questions
7-8pm SCWBI news and networking
8pm supper with CBCA masterclass of teens and coordinator, Jane Taylor PLEASE BRING fliers, bookmarks and new books to show or sell.

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 make the night, we’ll be writing a full report on the SCWBI website and Facebook page. Susanne Gervay, RA and Deborah Abela, ARA 

Speaking and Presentation Skills

Saturday March 16,  9:30am - 12:30pm. A workshop conducted by Glenn Swift, storyteller, public speaker extraordinaire, and teacher of the Alexander Technique. Learn how to minimise your nerves, maximise your presence, and speak confidently in a way that engages and inspires your audience. This workshop is aimed at published members and numbers are limited to 16 participants.

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How to front up! A public speaking workshop run by Fifi Colston

Ever  quaked at the knees when you've been asked to address a group? Want to promote your work effectively?

Delivering a workshop or presentation is an essential skill for all writers. It may be a way to supplement your writing income, you may be asked to give a presentation at your book launch, you may be asked to talk at your children or grandchildren's school, you may be asked to run a mini-workshop for a group of writing colleagues. Fifi is the perfect person to show you how to do this. She has delivered numerous workshops to both adults and children on illustration, writing, craft  and Wearable Art;  she knows what works. She has featured over the  years as a presenter on Good Morning, What Now, poet on National Radio, event MC and Wellington stand-up comedian.    

WHEN:  Saturday  9th March 10.00 - 1pm

WHERE:  National Library, 8 Stanley Street, Parnell, Upstairs Seminar Room

FEE:  $30 for Kiwi Write4Kidz & SCBWI members, $50 for non-members (comes

with course notes, morning tea, see What Lies Beneath exhibition)

RSVP:  elena@elenaderoo.com 

How To Front Up! A public speaking workshop run by Fifi Colston

Ever  quaked at the knees when you've been asked to address a group? Want to promote your work effectively?

Delivering a workshop or presentation is an essential skill for all writers. It may be a way to supplement your writing income, you may be asked to give a presentation at your book launch, you may be asked to talk at your children or grandchildren's school, you may be asked to run a mini-workshop for a group of writing colleagues. Fifi is the perfect person to show you how to do this. She has delivered numerous workshops to both adults and children on illustration, writing, craft  and Wearable Art;  she knows what works. She has featured over the  years as a presenter on Good Morning, What Now, poet on National Radio, event MC and Wellington stand-up comedian.    

WHEN:  Saturday  9th March 10.00 - 1pm

WHERE:  National Library, 8 Stanley Street, Parnell, Upstairs Seminar Room

FEE:  $30 for Kiwi Write4Kidz & SCBWI members, $50 for non-members (comes with course notes, morning tea, see What Lies Beneath exhibition)

To book, please contact: elena@elenaderoo.com

 

The Wild, Wild West! SCBWI West Christmas Party

Get your RSVPs in now for the annual SCBWI West Christmas Party!

When: 11am-2pm, Sunday December 9th

Where: Heathcote Reserve, Canning Beach Rd, Applecross

What: BYO BBQ item/mains, drinks, and a small salad/side dish to share.

Please also BYO chair/picnic rug and to minimise waste, we ask that you also bring your own plate/utensils/cup etc.

Please bring along a re-gifted, opshop, or homemade gift to the value of approx $10 for the Secret Santa pool. Antlers/santa hats optional but encouraged. In addition to the bring alongs above, you may like to bring copies of your books/illustrations for sale & signing. That way, anyone with little people in their lives get signed copies to treasure and the creators have a few more pennies in their pockets. Please mark items clearly with price and then sell/buy direct with your fellow members. There is no charge for this informal gathering; we will, however, run our usual raffle with a range of prizes on offer.

Please RSVP to Meg McKinlay by December 5.

NSW SCBWI Christmas Extravaganza

A Theatre Sports Extravaganza!

We’re all waiting for the mega Christmas party on 6th December with THEATRE SPORTS organised by our mega team of Nathan Luff, Deb Abela and Wendy Blaxland.

Thursday 6th December 2012, 6.30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Buffet with wine at $50 per person

Bookings: reservations@thehughenden.com.au

Come ready to party, perform, laugh and share the Christmas spirit. Join in as much or as little as you like with the Theatre Sports games - theatre always needs audience members just as much as performers!