Draft created on September 24, 2020 at 6:02 am^M

-Posted on: September 24, 2020


2020 A Surreal Year

I think we have all missed our live meetings. But the lockdown has created the opportunity to learn new skills and for people all over the region to get together. Zoom is no longer something bumble …



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Very successful critique session and book club meeting^M

-Posted on: September 7, 2019


The annual critique session in which both illustrators and writers participate was a great success. A number of really good writing projects and illustrations were presented. Marjorie, our RAE and Sam IC offered very helpful critiques to the illustrators. Elaine …



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NB Editors share their publishing plans^M

-Posted on: April 1, 2017


NB Editors share their publishing plans Michelle Cooper Head of the Children’s Section and of the Tafelberg imprint, Simone Hough (H&R) and Thea Korff (Best Books) gave us an interesting and informative overview of the publications they have lined up



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8 March: First Open Studio 2017^M

-Posted on: April 1, 2017


Thanks to Paddy Bouma, our first Open Studio for the year was a visit Alex Latimer’s studio in Glencairn.

Shannon, Alex’s wife managed the many stragglers with aplomb, guiding us down and then up stairs. Alex’s desk in his studio



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SCBWI SA: Nominating body for the Astrid Lindgren Award^M

-Posted on: January 24, 2017


As one of the nominating bodies for the Astrid Lindgren Award, SCBWI SA selects makes four nominations each year. Two in South Africa and two in the rest of the world.

South Africa

Niki Daly
Biblionef

Rest of the world



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Happy 2017 to SCBWI!^M

-Posted on: January 24, 2017


2017 ChickenBest wishes to you all for a happy, productive and fulfilling year. May many exciting and challenging opportunities come your way!

Hugs
Elaine Ridge and Marjorie van Heerden …



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Congratulations to our members!^M

-Posted on: January 15, 2017


LYLE-CROCODILE-ENG-COV-MediumCongratulations to illustrator Joan Rankin on the publication of LYLE THE CROCODILE by Dianne Stewart (Jacana 2016)

Available in Afrikaans, isiXhosa and isiZulu.

Congratulations to these members who made the Bookchat List of Highly Commended books published in 2016

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Congratulations!^M

-Posted on: November 26, 2016


We celebrate the achievements of our members:…



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SCBWI Writers’ Retreat Presented by Alan Durant (Award-winning British Author)^M

-Posted on: October 20, 2016


The Retreat was greatly enjoyed by all participants.  It was a wonderful combination of good food, a range of interesting participants, a delightful venue and Alan Durant, who proved once



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SCBWI Workshop for Writers Presented by Helen Brain (I October at SASNEV)^M

-Posted on: October 20, 2016


Helen Brain"Let your protagonist struggle and fail many times against her opponent. Raise the stakes by giving her a cause worth fighting for. Then, when she eventually overcomes the odds, it will make the triumph worthwhile."  (Helen Brain)

Helen Brain’s workshop …



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