Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI ACT Presents: Your Journey

Date(s) - 30/Nov/2017
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Old Canberra Inn
195 Mouat St - Lyneham, ACT 2617

SCBWI ACT Presents: Your Journey.

Learn. Share. Understand.

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Join us for an evening of festive celebrations, learning and sharing with:

  • Cate Whittle, SCBWI committee member, author of the acclaimed Trouble series and teacher by day – Cate will share her wisdom about school visits. She’ll wear two hats during this session and provide insights into what you should consider as an author/illustrator and also what schools are looking for. Following Cate’s session, author/illustrator and all-round legend Tania McCartney and the unstoppable Pauline Deeves will join Cate as part of a panel to answer all of your school visit questions.
  • Grace Bryant, SCBWI committee member, undercover geek and website wrangler – Grace will provide advice and guidance on websites and social media, including an introduction to setting up your website on It’s not as scary as you might think!


We want to celebrate you. Yes you. And you. And you too! SCBWI is all about community. We want to take a moment to stop and reflect on 2017 and celebrate everyone attending this event. So…
As soon as you have booked in your ticket, start drafting 80 words (yes – just 80) that highlight a special moment in 2017 or a little bit about you. Use the 80 words how you like. Here are some ideas to start you thinking:

  • A proud moment, such as entering your first competition, setting up a studio space, starting a blog, coming to your first SCBWI event, getting a book contract, winning an award, etc;
  • Your story – what motivates you to be an illustrator or writer?
  • A memory from 2017 – something funny, unexpected or endearing that happened during the year;
  • Illustrators, feel free to add one illustration to your 80 words.

Your 80 words will be read out during the evening. Once you have edited your draft down to just 80 words, pat yourself on the back and send it to

Just to let you know, we did contemplate asking you for only 50 words, but we have given you an extra 30. See how lovely we are?

Please send any questions about the event to

We hope to see you there.

SCBWI ACT committee

Cate, Emma, Gracie, Nicole and Shaye

When: Thursday, 30 November, 5:30-9pm

Where: Old Canberra Inn, 195 Mouat St, Lyneham.

Tickets: $30 for members, $45 for non-members (price includes stand-up dinner and 1 drink).

Grab your ticket here!