Conference Programme 2019


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 creatorsLisa 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 11.00Morning Tea / Book sales & signings

11.00 to 12.00Round 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 1.25Room 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 2.05Self-care for Creatives – Presenter: Alison Stegert

2.05 to 2.50Publicity 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 3.00Crystal 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 3.35The SCBWI Qld leadership baton passes on … with Susanne Gervay, Sheryl Gwyther and Alison Stegert. In the Main Conference Room.

3.35 to 4.15StoryCraft – 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.