Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SURF-A-BOOK Festival | Celebrating Hawaii Children Literature

Date(s) - 09/23/2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hawaii State Library
478 S. King St. - Honolulu, Hawaii



The Hawaii State Library and SCBWI Hawaii are collaborating on a children’s book festival highlighting YOU, our local authors and illustrators! This event is free and open to the public, so invite your friends and family!


Catch a Story and Share It

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Hawaii State Library, 478 S. King St., Honolulu, HI 96813

SCBWI PAL and Full members are invited to participate in the panel discussions, breakout sessions, keiki storytime, children’s activities and book sales. Associate members are invited to join too! Read and draw for the keiki, participate in the activities, meet and socialize with other members!

Join us for a fun-filled day at the library and meet our fantastic lineup of local authors and illustrators: Joy Au, Chris Caravalho, Kirsten Carlson, Ellie Crowe, David Estes, Leslie Hayashi, Dani Hickman, Lavonne Leong, Christin Lozano, Alina Niemi, Elizabeth Oh, Jessica Orfe, Tammy Yee, and more. The celebration will feature stations for keiki storytime, children's crafts and activities (coloring, origami folding, how-to-draw and making 'zines), Q&A panel presentations, and breakout sessions for beginning authors and illustrators.

Special thanks to members Amanda Allison, Kamalisha Green, Heidi Coryell and Natasha Fisher for volunteering to help make the day a success!

Contact Leslie Hayashi at or Tammy Yee at if you have questions about this event!