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Crystal Kite Winner for Minnesota/Iowa/Nebraska/Wisconsin/Illinois/Michigan/Indiana/OhioAnn Angel believes it was amazing fortune that brought Janis Joplin’s music and style into her life when, as a teen, she preferred writing bad poetry and drawing to Janis’s songs...

SCBWI Kilmore

SCBWI Victoria has quarterly meetings and each year one of them is in the country. It’s a bit tricky trying to site it somewhere that’s not too far away for Melbourne members to attend, while being accessible to as many non-urban members as possible. These...

The SCBWI is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural 2011 Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards.The Crystal Kite Awards are given by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators to recognize great books from the 70 SCBWI regions around the world. Along...

Marysville

Yesterday, Susanne Gervay, Corinne King and I went to Marysville, car loaded with books and original art from the Hope Card. The books were donated by SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) members all over the world.The Black SpurWe were...

SCBWI meeting

When our Victorian branch of the SCBWI (Society for Book Writers and Illustrators…known as Squiby) meets, occasionally I lead a little section called ‘Just a Minute…’ where I ask a question and ask attendees to respond in writing. The aim is to...

Big weekend

On Saturday, I drove to Castlemaine, north-west of Melbourne for a SCBWI meeting which included a mini-launch of ‘There Was an Old Sailor’. Despite a hiccup because of an accident on the freeway, I was there in plenty of time. The meeting was in Stonemans...