SCBWI Winter Retreat

Yesterday I attended the annual SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) Winter Retreat held at the Coventry Library, Stirling.

We heard Ruth Starke and Greg Holfeld give a fascinating talk about their partnership in the production of the Captain Congo series and ANZAC Tale. I always love listening to how people work together on book projects and the way they bounce off each other. Ruth and Greg gave a detailed insight to the way they work together.

After a delicious and very ample lunch Mandy Graham ran a workshop on tissue paper illustrations and everyone busily got to work tearing pieces of paper to make their masterpieces. Thanks Mandy!

Lastly, and very timely for me, Danielle Clode gave a talk on How to Write Grant/ Fellowship Applications. Sally Heinrich and I are in the process of applying for an Arts SA Grant to attend the Kampot Readers’ and Writers’ Festival in Kampot in November¬†this year. Most important instruction! Follow the instructions!

Ruth and Greg

First of a series of three
Early draft of Captain Congo
…and Pug

More roughs
Mandy doing her “thang”
Ripping and tearing!
All the creatives getting creative!

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