Aloha to Illustrator Mirka Hokkanen and in coming IC Gael Abary^M

-Posted on: June 4, 2021

We had a nice in person picnic at Hoomaluhia botanical gardens to thank

Illustrator Mirka Hokkanen for all the work did she did for us.

We also celebrated our new IC Gael Abery to the Hawaii SCBWI regional team.

Mirka …

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Workshop with Candlewick Editor Carter Hasegawa^M

-Posted on: June 4, 2021

We had a great workshop with Candlewick editor Carter Hasegawa May 22-23. It was on Zoom, and it was a small group where everyone had a chance to share with other attendees and also get feedback from Carter. The first …

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Happy hour with Katie Davis^M

-Posted on: November 13, 2019


We had a great time with Author-Illustrator

Katie Davis of Institute of Children’s Literature.


Katie shared about her pathway to publication and about the ICL. She answered questions from our Hawaii SCBWI group and the group that joined …

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A Chronicle Books Weekend^M

-Posted on: June 10, 2019


We were lucky to get Naomi Kirsten, Senior Editor at Chronicle Books, for the entire weekend! She demystified the publication process and provided some great tips on how to make it work for us. It was a fantastic …

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Celebrating Books at the Hawaiian Book and Music Festival by Akiko White^M

-Posted on: May 8, 2019

This free event brings together booksellers, publishers, musicians, actors, authors and illustrators. Not to mention the food of Hawaii! SCBWI Hawaii was well represented at the Hawaiian Book and Music Festival this past weekend.


We first met at …

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Event Summary • Picture Book Workshop^M

-Posted on: March 6, 2019

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Event Summary • Writer Workshop with Mina Witteman^M

-Posted on: December 10, 2018


On December 8th, 2018 SCBWI-Hawaii hosted author Mina Witteman for a half-day workshop in Honolulu called: Aristotle’s Cat! A Revision Intensive.

Mina shared her kidlit-focused version of Blake Snyder’s screenplay writing concept called Save the Cat!. She outlined plot …

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Event Summary • Pathways to Publication with Martina Wing^M

-Posted on: October 11, 2018




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Event Summary • Children’s Literature Hawaii 2018^M

-Posted on: July 8, 2018

Though not an SCBWI-sponsored event, many SCBWI Hawaii members attended this year’s 19th Biennial Conference on Literature and Hawaii’s Children (CLH). The free three-day conference, that takes place on two islands, is a celebration for parents, teachers, librarians, writers, illustrators, …

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Surf-A-Book Festival^M

-Posted on: September 5, 2017

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