Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

(Hawaii • All Islands) August 31th In Person Hui

Date(s) - 08/31/2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Two Tides Bar
388 Kamakee Street - Honolulu, HI 96814


Let’s ZOOM!

I would like to invite you to meet with me at the Whole Foods Two Tides Bar patio for an in person meeting and go over how to attend a ZOOM meeting. Since we are trying to meet online more often, I think it’s important for us to know how to access and use the Zoom platform. Bring your tablets, phones, and laptops. If you already know Zoom, You’re welcome to come hang out with us on the patio and talk story with other members. If you have a friend who is interested in joining SCBWI, Please invite them.
Also, If someone on the other Islands would like to get a group together on your island we can ZOOM with each other. Just let me know!

About Akiko

When I was only four years old my mother introduced me to painting and my grandmother shared her baking secrets with me. This inspired me to create the kind of art I make today. I received a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the McNay Art Institute and have worked as a professional illustrator and graphic designer. I have also taught digital and traditional illustration as an adjunct professor.

In 2014, I won The Tomie dePaola award through the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. In 2015, I won best in show at That Takes the Cake Show in Austin, Texas. In 2016, I participated on Food Network’s Cake Wars with the Best Designed Cake in Cake Wars History!

As the next Regional Advisor for SCBWI Hawaii, I would like for our chapter to become a great community of friends who support each other in our journey to publication and beyond. I would like to connect our authors and illustrators with local booksellers, Publishers, librarians and teachers. My hope is that by creating a strong community of like-minded people we will all have success in the children’s book world.

I’m looking forward to meeting all of you and working together to make our SCBWI Hawaii chapter a great community!