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. https://hawaiibookandmusicfestival.com


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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My Experience with the Scrawl Crawl^M

-Posted on: January 4, 2017


by Natasha Fisher

On a partially sunny Saturday afternoon, a few SCBWI HI members, friends, and I journeyed to Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens to reconnect with our creative selves. I had been both excited and longing for this event since receiving …

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Finding Inspiration at the LA Summer Conference^M

-Posted on: September 15, 2016

 Conference art by Liz Wong

By Heidi Coryell

This past January, I said to myself that I was now going to be ‘really serious’ with my writing. I’ve been a SCBWI member for a couple of years now but never took advantage of the opportunities …

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