Greetings from SCBWI Queensland!
Queensland is the second largest state in Australia, 2.5 times the size of Texas. We are unique in that half of our 4.6 million people live in regional and outback areas. This statistic fits SCBWI Queensland’s membership where almost 50% face geographic isolation and limited access to networking opportunities.
Nevertheless, Queensland’s arts community has a strong literary history and today it’s the home of many notable and passionate authors, illustrators and editors, including those who work in the field of children's and YA books.
Our state’s diverse geography and balmy climate play a large part in our outdoor lifestyle and creative inspirations. Much of the work of SCBWI Queensland authors and illustrators reflects this environment – from the far-north tropics and vast coastline, through rural communities and the arid outback, to the urban sub-tropical, capital city of Brisbane.
We love connecting with SCBWI friends through workshops, exhibitions, regional visits, quarterly general meetings, members’ book launches, the Queensland SCBWI Blog, our SCWIBBLINGS newsletter, social networking and of course, gatherings on our Queensland verandahs.
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