SCBWI Qld State Conference 2019

Official Conference image: Graphic Designer, Ozan Tortop  Illustrator, Anil Tortop

StoryCraft … Success & the Creative Soul

SCBWI members and non-members are encouraged to join in the fun as we learn more about developing our craft, and celebrate the joy of creating literature for young people.

Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019   9.00am to 4.45pmREGISTRATION from 8.30  

Venue: the EcoCentre, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane 

CONFERENCE FEE:  Members $135  Non-members $165



Lisa Berryman, Publisher at HarperCollins Australia
Kristina Schulz, Editor and publisher
Alison Worrad
Communications Manager, Exisle Publishing
Kristy Bushnell, Editor
Justine Barker, Literary Agent


  • The PanelKidLit world movers and shakers – people who are passionate about spreading the word about KidLit, and nurturing children in the love of reading – our celebrated guests include Jenny Stubbs, Megan Daley, Michelle Worthington, Karen Foxlee and Lori-Jay Ellis.
  • Fun filled 3-Minute Pop-Up Book Exposés
  • Round-Robin Q&A session
    and more…

THE ILLUSTRATOR SHOWCASE … a chance for illustrators and illustrator/authors to present their work in our Illustrator Showcase. Available only for ilustrators attending the Conference. Click here for essential details. 

THE SCBWI SPARKS SHOWCASE … a chance for SCBWI members to display a recent indie-published title.

Editorial appraisals for both writers and illustrators. Open only for Conference Attendees Book your spot early as spaces are limited. For more information and to Book, click here 

POP-UP BOOK STORE:  The Mad Hatter’s Bookshop

FOOD & BEVERAGES: Morning tea, Lunch, and Afternoon tea are included. Lunch platters include standard and vegetarian wraps, and gluten-free (sushi) rolls, and fruit platters. Help-yourself to tea, coffee and the EcoCentre’s water bubblers. 

If you have other extra-special requirements, please email us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

A VERY SPECIAL VENUE: Nestled within the Toohey Forest on Griffith University’s Nathan campus, the EcoCentre‘s bushland setting is ideal for environmental education programmes for all ages, for exhibitions, conferences and training seminars. Aims include promoting sustainability, environmental education and community partnerships. 
The design and operation of the EcoCentre follows strict ‘eco’ principles … so please bring your own refillable waterbottle. Find out more about the EcoCentre, its sustainability efforts within the building, and the animal exhibits. 

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– We are grateful for the support of the 

Griffith University EcoCentre, Nathan, Brisbane

United Nations Association of Australia – Queensland Division

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