Monday, March 13, 2017

SCBWI SG _____ What's so important about making books for children? Plus Early Bird Tickets for the Asian Festival of Children's Content 2017

Me and a few of the other early birds at last year’s SCBWI SG year-end dinner party
Last year, on this blog, I introduced the Singapore chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), the international network dedicated to promoting the art and craft of making books for young readers. You can still read about the 20 local members featured, you may recognise a few faces. Some nice photos too. We have monthly meetings, sometimes conduct workshops, and also arrange for meet-and-greet sessions with authors and illustrators from other countries.

This year, in May, a few of us will be at the Asian Festival of Children's Content 2017. If you're also into making books for children, this is a great chance to meet other like minded writers, illustrators, publishers and media entrepreneurs. You can find more information here, including how to get Early Bird Tickets.

Why do we make books for children? What inspires us? Here are a few insights below from our SCBWI SG members. You can learn more about their work at their websites, links included.

To join SCBWI, follow the instructions at this link. And here are my photos from last year's AFCC, which was so much fun that some of us are still talking about it.

Happy writing and illustrating! Use your imagination well. See you at AFCC 2017.

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DAVID LIEW
Illustrator, ELLIE BELLY series and more
http://bluewolfe.wixsite.com/bluestone-arts




HELEN SAMPSON
Author & Illustrator, DON'T WORRY, SPRATLY!
HelenSampson.com




ILONA TAR
Illustrator, NONNA'S GNOCCHI and more
IlonaTar.com




LEILA BOUKARIM 
Author
ALL TOO MUCH FOR OLIVER & more




DON BOSCO
Author, LION CITY ADVENTURES series and more
SuperCoolBooks.com














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