Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)

The Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) Tasmania will present a Professional Day on Saturday 27th October. The event will provide ‘insider’ information about the craft of writing and illustrating children’s and young adult (YA) books. Participants will learn about the kind of manuscripts Australian trade publishers are seeking and have an opportunity to have their manuscript or portfolio assessed by industry professionals.

Participants will hear from industry professionals from interstate including Maryann Ballantyne, Publishing Director at Black Dog Books and Susanne Gervay, author and Regional Advisor for SCBWI East Australia/NZ. They will also meet and hear from fellow creators living and working in Tasmania, including award winning author and illustrator, Christina Booth and acclaimed illustrator Tony Flowers.

Other interstate publishers will be invited if funding is secured.

For anyone who is serious about a career in children’s or young adult publishing, this is an opportunity not to be missed!

The event’s theme is shining a light on kid lit authors and illustrators working in the industry from Tasmania, with the message: YOU CAN DO IT!

The event will be held at the Moonah Arts Centre, beginning at 9.30 am on Sunday 27th October. Online ticket sales begin today, Monday 13th August. Portfolio and manuscript assessments will only be available to registered attendees, and bookings for these will open in September.