Sunday November 10 … The EcoCentre, Griffith University, Nathan
8.30-8.50am – Registration
9.00am – Conference Opening.
Acknowledgement of Country and Welcome to delegates and faculty.
MC: Sheryl Gwyther (SCBWI Qld ARA)
9.15 to 9.50 – StoryCraft: what does it mean for KidLit creators. Lisa Berryman … in conversation with Susanne Gervay. Strengthening your submissions; how to become a professional creative in the publishing industry; and more.
9.50 to 10.30 – PANEL … KidLit Movers & Shakers … what drives the passion to support KidLit and its creators; and to nurture children into a love of reading and writing. Panellists: Jenny Stubbs, Megan Daley, Michelle Worthington, Karen Foxlee and Lori-Jay Ellis.
MC: Dimity Powell
10.30 to 11.00 – Morning Tea / Book sales & signings
11.00 to 12.00 – Round Robin Q&A … things you’ve always wanted to ask a publishing professional. Presenters: Kristina Schulz, Justine Barker, Megan Daley, Alison Worrad, Kristy Bushnell.
MC: Angela Sunde
12 noon to 1.00pm – Lunch … Wraps on platters (Meat and salad / Vegetarian / Gluten-free) / Sushi rolls / Fruit platters / tea & coffee / water bubblers … to refill your own water bottle.
1.05 to 1.25 – Room to Read … what is it? What can we do to help children in need across the globe?
MC: Susanne Gervay
1.25 to 1.45 – Kit-Lit Pop-up … New Books Exposé. A fun session where we challenge seven authors to each entertain us in a 3-min exposé. Pitchers: Emma Middleton, Pamela Rushby, Dimity Powell, Karen Foxlee, Taryn Bashford, Remi Lai and Robert Henderson.
MC: Alison Stegert Timekeeper: Jacqui Halpin
1.45 to 2.05 – Self-care for Creatives – Presenter: Alison Stegert
2.05 to 2.50 – Publicity 101 for authors and illustrators. Alison Worrad in conversation with Dimity Powell. Nowadays, authors and illustrators find themselves taking on greater roles in publicity and promotion … whether they want it or not. Alison Worrad from Exisle Books dives deep in to the world of book publicity – in conversation with Dimity Powell.
2.50 to 3.00 – Crystal Kite Award presentation to the Australia/New Zealand region winner, Dimity Powell.
MC: Susanne Gervay
3.00 to 3.20 – Afternoon Tea & Book sales
3.20 to 3.35 – The SCBWI Qld leadership baton passes on … with Susanne Gervay, Sheryl Gwyther and Alison Stegert. In the Main Conference Room.
3.35 to 4.15 – StoryCraft – Success & the Creative Soul … our conference theme and inspiration for the future. SCBWI Australia E/New Zealand leader, Susanne Gervay will speak on those things we all need to keep in mind, at whatever stage in our creative journey – to be brave, to never give up, to keep our eye on the prize.
4.15 to 4.30 – The SCBWI Committee and Susanne … on stage. Farewells.
4.30 to 5.00 – Final chance to buy books / to chat / to enjoy the EcoCentre displays.
Thank you, everyone, for being part of the inaugural SCBWI Qld State Conference. We’ll see you again next year.