8th June 2013 – Picture Book Bootcamp^M

-Posted on: October 21, 2013


SCBWI Hong Kong

 

A small group of picture book authors gathered today for the first session of the Picture Book Bootcamp, led by Evelyn Gilbert-Bair. The session was four and a half hours in length – which should have been gruelling but …



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11th May 2013 – Skype visit with Kathi Appelt^M

-Posted on: October 21, 2013


11th May 2013 Skype with Kathi Appelt

 

We held our first ever Skype visit today. On the big screen was educator and Newbery Honor winning author of 'The Underneath', Kathi Appelt, who answered questions about her writing and about craft in general.

 

Last minute technical glitches …



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16th April 2013 – Susan Eaddy event and dinner^M

-Posted on: October 21, 2013


16th april 2013 susan eaddy 1

 

We had a treat for picture book fans today, as we welcomed Susan Eaddy – an award winning clay artist/illustrator/author and Illustrator Coordinator for the SCBWI USA Midsouth region.

 

16th april 2013 susan eaddy 2

 

Susan gave a fascinating in-depth talk about the



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10th November 2012 – Doug Cushman Workshop and dinner^M

-Posted on: October 21, 2013


10th November 2012 Doug Cushman 1

 

We were happy when award winning author/illustrator Doug Cushman agreed to do a side trip from a school visit in Singapore.

 

Doug led three sessions – the first was:

‘We Write Best What We Know’

Doug explained how …



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7th November 2012 – SCBWI authors at Poetry Open Mic Night^M

-Posted on: October 21, 2013


 

7th november 2012 poetry slam 2

7th Nov poetry slam 1

 

Three SCBWI authors/poets – Katheleen Ahrens, IRAC; Jane Houng, author; and Holly Thompson, RA Tokyo, performed their poems at the Poetry Open Mic Night arranged by Outloud HK and the HK Baptist University's IWW.

 

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2nd November 2012 – A HKBU/HKSCBWI poetry workshop with Holly Thompson^M

-Posted on: October 21, 2013


2nd Nov 2012 Holly and Que Mai

 

We joined forces with the HK Baptist University's International Writers' Workshop to offer a poetry workshop with visiting IWW author and RA of SCBWI Tokyo, Holly Thompson (pictured above). After the standing room only workshop ended, we went out …



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12th October 2012 – a special guest at critique^M

-Posted on: October 21, 2013


Sally G at critique


We had an unexpected surprise guest today at the critque group – one of our members encountered award winning author, Sally Gardner, at a loose end, bored and companionless so invited her to our meeting! We were so happy that …



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27th September 2012 – Autumn Social at Cenacolo^M

-Posted on: October 20, 2013


We had a noisy and fun evening catching up with our kidlit friends and meeting new members at an Italian restaurant in Central – the conclusion from all those present? Food + wine + bookloving friends = good evening!…



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14th March 2012 – Writing in a Digital Age with Chris Cheng^M

-Posted on: October 20, 2013


with Christopher Cheng workshop

 

Author Chris Cheng, joined us again to give another fast-paced and amusing talk about what it is to be a writer and an illustrator in the digital age. He gave the techno-phobes amongst us something to mull over! Afterwards, …



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6th March 2012 – Dinner with Peter Brown^M

-Posted on: October 20, 2013


6th March 2012 Peter Brown 1

 

We had a very enjoyable dinner with author/illustrator Peter Brown today. He was in town for the HK Lit Fest, but took an evening off to come and chat to us and share a meal!

 

6th March 2012 Peter Brown 2



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