Thursday, 23 February 2017
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
The new year brought more change to the networks with organiser Karen Taylor stepping down from her shared role as London coordinator. Working alongside Tania Tay, Karen has delivered a variety of events and socials in the capital, one of the highlights being this year’s 2Oth birthday party, where members enjoyed charades and games, a poetry competition, and even got to showcase their work on a cupcake. Always friendly, enthusiastic and responsive, Karen has been an absolute pleasure to work with and she’ll be missed by all in the networks team. I’m sure there are many of you who would like to join me in thanking Karen and wishing her the very best of luck in the future. While we’re sad to say goodbye, she assures me that she won’t forget her SCBWI friends and we’ll still see her around at SCBWI events. Hooraah! You can read more about Karen and her role in the networks below.
Monday, 20 February 2017
How to Write Picture Books That Make a Point (and Pack a Punch)
The news is full of stories about political upheaval and uncertainty. We find ourselves bombarded by tales of aggression between counties and we witness images of mass migration as people travel in search of a better life. It can be hard to find ways to broach and breakdown such tough subjects with children. It’s also increasingly important to help children understand the changing world around them.
Sunday, 19 February 2017
Saturday, 18 February 2017
Justin Davis Hooks an Agent. Those people who attended the 2016 SCBWI conference will be familiar with 'The Hook,' a nerve wracking competition! Writers stand up in front of a panel of agents and a audience of hundreds of people and pitch their book. Justin didn't just win the competition, he managed to hook an agent as well.
Friday, 17 February 2017