• Saturday, May 16, 2015, 2:00-4:00pm So You Want To Write A Children's Book? Are you working on a picture book, an early chapter book fiction, middle grade fiction, young adult fiction, poetry or non-fiction? Join us for a free discussion for beginners on what you should know about writing and illustrating for children. Hear how voice, language and content are affected by stages of childhood development and learn about various categories of children's books, so you can develop a sense of who your target audience. Presented by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), featuring Leslie Hayashi, Sue Cowing, Kirsten Carlson, Nancy Reynolds and Tammy Yee.
  • Each year the SCBWI presents the following grants, awards, and scholarships to SCBWI members. Additional information, guidelines, applications and deadlines can be found at www.scbwi.org. 
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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!