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 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 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