The conference begins.

The SCBWI Maldon Creative Retreat aimed to provide stimulus and support to Childrens’ writers and illustrators. 

Attendees ranged from newcomers to well-published Australian creators. While mostly Victorians, we also welcomed two Tasmanians. 

The first day program was designed to offer stimulus via workshops on poetry and illustration, emotion and form.

Morning and afternoon tea, lunch and dinner breaks nourished not only body, but provided the opportunity to renew and extend friendships, meet new people and share stories.

Pitfalls can be avoided by sharing knowledge. The second day featured presentations by publishers and editors sharing experience and opportunities.

Gatherings like this offer surprises and develop unexpected opportunities.

It was a big weekend, full of wonderfulness and fascinating people both on and off stage. 

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