Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Sydney Event Q&A with A&U

Date(s) - 30/Jul/2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Woollahra Library, Sydney
451 New South Head Rd - Double Bay, NSW 2028



Q&A with A&U

Allen & Unwin publisher Anna McFarlane answers the Who, What and Why of Children’s publishing for authors and illustrators.


Michelle Morgan author, playwright, songwriter discusses the pathway to independent publishing and promotion.


Sunday 30 July 2017

1pm – 4pm

Located near the entrance on Level 1,

Woollahra Library

451 New South Head Road, Double Bay NSW 2028


All welcome but Bookings Essential • SCBWI Members $20 • Non-SCBWI Members $30

Bookings at Trybooking:

Includes Afternoon Tea and Coffee



1.00pm – 1.15pm  Coffee/tea/welcome

1.15pm – 1.30pm  SCBWI news

1.30pm – 2.15pm  Michelle Morgan

2.30pm – 3.00pm  Anna McFarlane Q&A for Illustrators  

3.00pm – 3.40pm  Anna McFarlane Q&A for authors

3.40pm– 4.00pm  Q&A, networking and coffee




By public transport bus routes: 323, 324, 325. The nearest train station is Edgecliff.

2 hour parking is available in Woolworths across the mall. Free street parking is also available in surrounding streets.

1 hour free parking at Kiara car park, then a parking fee.



Anna McFarlane

Anna MacfarlaneAnna McFarlane is a publisher of books for children and teenagers at Allen & Unwin. Before that she worked on children's books at HarperCollins and at Pan Macmillan where she was children's publisher until 2008. During her career Anna has published many bestselling authors and illustrators such as Terry Denton, Ursula Dubosarsky, Phillip Gwynne, Andrew McGahan, Danny Katz, Frances Watts, Gregory Rogers, Andy Griffiths, Jaclyn Moriarty, Markus Zusak and Michael Leunig among others. She is looking for stories that make her laugh with| flawed but redeemable characters, exciting new voices and fearless storytelling.





Michelle Morgan

Michelle Morgan Headshot PublicityMichelle Morgan is a full-time writer who lives in the beautiful Southern Highlands (NSW). FLYING THROUGH CLOUDS is Michelle’s new historical novel for young adults. Michelle’s first novel, RACING THE MOON, was published by Allen & Unwin in 2014, and released in the UK and US in 2015. Four of her plays have been performed in Short Play festivals in Sydney, Newcastle and Armidale. She has also co-written several songs with her husband, and is currently working on a new play.