Authors and illustrators from Brisbane Write Links immersed themselves in industry news, writing and illustrating master classes and were surrounded by kidlit elite at the 2014 Sydney SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) last week.
For a full report on each session, read the Roving Reporters blog posts on the SCBWI blog. And for more impressions on the conference read posts by Illustrator Tanya Hempson and Author/ Illustrator Yvonne Mes.
To make this conference even more exciting there were several book launches, two of whom were by Write Links members!
Peter Taylor launched his first picture book, Once a Creepy Crocodile, with The Five Mile Press
Pamela Rushby launched her YA historical fiction novel, The Ratcatcher's Daughter, with HarperCollins.
One of my favorite events was the Illustrator showcase where over 40 publishers went through the many portfolios on display. Several Write Links members had their portfolio on display among whom: Tracey Lennon, Tanya Hempson and Peter Taylor and author Andrew King's, Engibear's Dream, illustrator Ben Johnson.
I just wish the organisers had left the portfolios out a bit longer in order for the rest of the delegates to savour all the artwork on display.