• SAVE THE DATE! SCBWI-Hawaii 2015 Annual Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii Friday, March 6 - Writer's Workshop Saturday, March 7 - Conference The 2015 conference will feature three special guests: authors Susan Fletcher and Sarah Ellis, and Associate Editor Kat Brzozowski. The intensive limited-attendance Writer's Workshop, led by Susan and Sarah, will focus on the essentials of plotting and will be helpful to writers at any skill level. At the conference, Kat, Susan and Sarah will share their knowledge and expertise in the children's publishing industry, and there will be opportunities to have your writing and illustration critiqued during our first-page critique session, or by signing up for optional manuscript/portfolio critiques by professionals.   Plan ahead and don't miss out on your chance to learn from the best–you're sure to come away inspired!   Featured Guests: Susan Fletcher, author of ten books for children and young adults. Her work has been included on a number of lists, including the American Library Association's Best Books for Young Adults and ALA Notable Books.         Sarah Ellis, award-winning author of more than a dozen books including novels, picture books, a short story collection and two books about writing. Sarah is also a children's book columnist and reviewer for Hornbook Magazine and the New York Times.       Kat Brzozowski, Associate Editor at Thomas Dunne Books, a division of St. Martin's Press. Kat has had extensive experience at literary agencies and has interned at Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc, Writers House, and Foundry Literary + Media.       More information to come!
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SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) is the only professional organization dedicated to serving the people who write, illustrate, or share a vital interest in children's literature. With more than 22,000 members worldwide, SCBWI is the largest children's writing organization in the world.

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This year's annual craft workshop and conference will be held on Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7 and features three special guests: authors Susan Fletcher and Sarah Ellis, and Associate Editor Kat Brzozowski. The optional craft workshop, led by Susan and Sarah, will help you hone your skills in plotting. The full-day conference will feature breakout sessions by Susan, Sarah and Kat, first-page critiques, optional manuscript and portfolio critiques by professionals, and ample networking opportunities. Space is limited, so sign up now!


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If you have a Facebook profile, be sure to send a request to add yourself to our closed Facebook Discussion Group. It's a creative space to connect with other SCBWI-Hawaii members and post questions, artwork, events and resources relevant to writing and illustrating for children. 


Kudos to SCBWI-Hawaii PAL member Lavonne Leong! Her board book, UP IN THE HAWAIIAN SKY, was named one of 2013's best multicultural children's books by the New York-based Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature.




Congratulations to SCBWI-Hawaii PAL member Mika Ashley-Hollinger. Her novel, "Precious Bones" (Delacorte Books for Young Readers) has received a Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval!