Saturday, September 24, 2016

SCBWI SG _____ We are SCBWI Singapore and we love to create stories for children. Will you join us?



TOP: SCBWI Singapore members (from left): Adan Jimenez, Felicia Low-Jimenez, Melanie Lee, Catherine Carvell, Don Bosco at this event

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, abbreviated as SCBWI, sometimes pronounced SKOO-BEE, was started by Lin Oliver and Stephen Mooser in 1971. Here’s a nice account of how it all happened. Today there are 25,000 members all around the world, even a chapter in Ulaanbaatar, which is in Mongolia, in case you’re ever there and would like to say hi or show them your work.


Me, I’m part of SCBWI Singapore. We actually have members from all over the world, with very diverse stories, styles and publishing dreams. Some create picture books, some write middle grade readers, some work on YA novels, all with their own ideas about how to give children something delightful to read and remember. We meet for dinner every month, and we turn up for things like the Asian Festival of Children’s Content.


Here’s a quick introduction to 20 of our members, just a small selection of the group. I’m somewhere in there too. Feel free to contact any one of us if you have questions, interview requests, invitations for talks, workshop proposals, and of course offers to publish or translate our work, thank you.

If you’re a fan of children’s books, whether a writer or illustrator, and you’re keen to join us, do sign up at the main SCBWI website here, and indicate that you’re in Singapore. You’ll hear from the Regional Advisor shortly afterwards.
Here we go, enjoy all the awesome introductions below. :)

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Read the full post on my Medium blog here

The SCBWI Singapore members featured, in order:

AJ LOW (ADAN JIMENEZ & FELICIA LOW-JIMENEZ)
CATHERINE CARVELL
DAVID LIEW
DAVID SEOW
DON BOSCO
EMMA NICHOLSON
HELEN SAMPSON
HIDAYAH AMIN
ILONA TAR
JALPA SHAH
LEILA BOUKARIM & BARBARA MOXHAM
LIANNE ONG
LILY KONG
MALAVIKA NATARAJ
MELANIE LEE
MICHELLE LOWBEER
NAMITA MOOLANI MEHRA
SRIVIDHYA VENKAT


Read the full post on my Medium blog here










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