Thursday, 30 June 2016

Twenty Years of SCBWI British Isles – The Summer of Celebrations Continues (Network News)

Congratulations to our London Network Organisers, Tania Tay and Karen Taylor, who launched our summer birthday celebrations in style with a full day of partying on the 20th June. We’ll feature more about the London celebrations soon. 
The party now moves to the East of the country with gatherings this weekend in our Central East and North East networks.  

Do you want to know who will be speaking at this year's SCBWI conference?

If you didn't know about it already and haven't highlighted the dates in your calendar, the Winchester SCBWI  2016 conference is confirmed for the 19th and 20th of November.  Today I'm so pleased to be able to reveal the fabulous new banner as well as the three key note speakers for the event.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Winchester Conference - Exciting Announcement to celebrate 20 years SCBWI BI

(from left) Keely Parrack,
Meg Fleming Lentz, Lin Oliver

I’m super excited to announce Lin Oliver, Executive Director and Co-founder of SCBWI will be at this year’s conference in Winchester on 19th & 20th November 2016. 

Have you saved the date yet? 

Monday, 27 June 2016

Poetry Joe: The world is getting smaller, art is more necessary than ever

The world is getting smaller.

I've always been motivated by travel. At seventeen, when asked what I would like to study at university, the choice was obvious - choose the course with the compulsory fieldwork. 

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Girl Frozen by Louise Roberts

Louise Roberts
Louise Roberts won this challenge by submitting a blurb and an opening of up to 2000 words for a love story. She tells us why she entered the competition and all about her experience of discussing her submission with Louise Lamont, literary agent at LBA Books.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Andy Shepherd Celebrates her Success

I thought I was a busy person, but Andy Shepherd beats me hands down. Andy is a mother of two young sons, juggles writing, going to college, doing a PGCE, teaching English and becoming a Campaigns Officer for Oxfam!

Friday, 24 June 2016

Illustrator Masterclass: Thinking Outside the Box with ‘OKIDO’

On Saturday 11th June I was delighted to attend the latest SCBWI Illustrator Masterclass, which was a workshop run by the Co-Creator of Okido magazine, Sophie Dauvois and her talented Art Director, Maggie Li. By Shana Nieberg-Suschitzky