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SCBWI West rocks 10 years at Rottnest

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Merch by illustrator Aska, modeling by author-illustrator Jake Bamford

Every year for the last ten years, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators has descended upon Rottnest Island for four days of writing and illustrating, inventing and pitching, laughing and heckling (quite a lot of heckling, actually :-)).

This year was our Tenth Anniversary. We had more than 60 of us on the island, including our dynamite duo of publishers, Suzanne O’Sullivan from Hachette and Susannah Chambers from Allen & Unwin. So. Much. Fun.

It was quite simply AMAZING. Thank you to everyone who came along, for your generosity and humour and for putting up with the smell in the Peacock Inn. You all rock.

Some happy snaps below, shared from the SCBWI West Rotto 2018 Instagram account. Want more? You can follow SCBWI West all year round for the hottest illustration and writing talent 🙂 Yes, that’s us, SCBWIlies 🙂




Author: cristyburne


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