SCBWI Christmas Bash

December 9th, 2012 ยท No Comments »

Just a short report to say that the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) NSW Christmas party took place last week. Along with the wonderful Wendy Blaxland and Deborah Abela, I helped organise the theatre sport festivities.

We played Celebrity Back, where everyone was assigned a secret name of a character from a children’s book and then had to guess who they were by what others said to them (for instance, the Beautiful Swan was constantly being told she’d changed). We also played versions of Death in a Minute, Postcards, and Fake Expert, all with a children’s book twist. Finally we played a mega game incorporating taboo, charades and pictionary. Such fun!!

As always, it is great not only to party with other authors and with cool-cat illustrators, but the sense of community and support offered through this organisation is brilliant.

They have just launched a new fabo website which you can visit here:


In the meantime, here are a couple of photos: one of the three wise writers (Deb, myself and Wendy) hosting the event, and the other of Deb and myself in planning stage. Enjoy.

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