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  • The Children's Book Council of Australia—NSW Branch presents the Big Book Day Out. Free for all the Family. Sunday 31 August 10-2.30pm NSW Writers' Centre, Callan Park, Rozelle Join the fun of a Book Launch, see some illustrators in action, relax in the story tent, try your hand at craft and dress up for the book parade. Have a book signed and chat to an author. There's face-painting and a jumping castle, and great coffee, cakes and BBQ treats on-hand to buy. Plus prizes to be won on the day. Bring a picnic rug and your fave books to be signed.  
  • INSIDE STORY is an international event where authors, illustrators and specialist book shops celebrate books.  In 2013 there were three INSIDE STORY specialist bookshops—The Children's Bookshop, Beecroft in Sydney; Black Cat Bookshop and Cafe Paddintgont in Brisbane; and The Little Bookroom in Melbourne. 2014's SCBWI's INSIDE STORY will be also held in Newcastle, Canberra, Hobart & Launceston and Auckland! Everyone is welcome to join in to network, party, selected published authors and illustrators present their 3 minute pitch, catch up with your local bookseller and celebrate.   Sydney: Sunday 1 November 2014, 2-3pm at The Children's Bookshop, 6 Hannah Street, Beecroft NSW   SCBWI's charity for INSIDE STORY is Room to Read
  • That's Something to tweet about! Check out the Event Calendar to see what's happening in your region. Sydney: Christmas Carols, Theatre Sports and Friends November 30th 2014 3pm to 6pm The Hughenden Hotel 14 Queens Street, Woollahra   Adelaide Christmas Dinner November 21st 2014 6.30pm to 9.45pm Bookmark the date—and we'll have fun and share news. Date and times to be confirmed. Katrina Germein SA Coordinator—kgermein@gmail.com   Melbourne—All welcome for Christmas Cheer November 29th 2014 2.00pm to 5.00pm Di Mattina's Restaurant 306 Lygon Street Carlton, Victoria Christmas friendships to celebrate a year of creativity. Please bookmark this christmas party. Details coming soon.  
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About Us

The region is divided into chapters in NSW & ACT, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania & South Australia, and New Zealand who each hold quarterly meetings where members share ideas, news, and hear from industry professionals.


SCBWI Australia and New Zealand is divided into two main regions: Australia West and Australia East & New Zealand. Each region is lead by a Regional Advisor and Assistant Regional Advisors for each chapter, and supported by a Regional Illustrator Coordinator and enthusiastic and energetic volunteers. The home of SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand is the Literary & Arts Hughenden Hotel in Sydney where National Australian and New Zealand events are held. map