Summer News from SCBWI
Hello one and all,
We have a few announcements and events to keep you entertained and inspired throughout the summer months.
- 17 June, Friday, 6:30 pm: The launch of Bride Flight @ The ABC Tree Hut, The Hague
- 21 June, Tuesday ALL DAY: Summer Solstice Scrawl Crawl
- 11 July, Monday evening, Time & Venue TBA: Roxie Munro, Meet and Greet
- 16 July, 3:00 pm - ??: Zomerborrel, Summertime Social @ Café Dulac
- 5-6 November: The BIG November Conference
17 June, Friday, 6:30 pm: The launch of Bride Flight @ The ABC Tree Hut, The Hague
We heartily recommend this upcoming event at one of our regular haunts, the ABC Treehut in The Hague. Quite a few of us will be going, so please pop in and join us.
Announcing the launch of Bride Flight by author Marieke van der Pol,
translated from the Dutch by Colleen Higgins.
Bride Flight, set in both the Netherlands and New Zealand, is an epic story of chance meetings, romantic intrigue, and pioneering women. It is a bittersweet novel, filled with passion and longing, that lingers long after the last page.
WHEN: Friday evening, June 17, 2011
WHERE: The ABC Treehut
(enter through the American Book Center)
Lange Poten 23, 2511 CM The Hague
TIME: 6 to 9 pm; program starts at 6:30
Join us for the evening, or just drop in for a drink and a chat and have your book signed by the author and the translator.
Feel free to contact us at email@example.com
21 June, Tuesday ALL DAY: Summer Solstice Scrawl Crawl
The First Annual Summer Solstice Scrawl Crawl for the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators Members in & around Europe
Blog along with other EU scbwi members to share your creativity and inspiration. We have not announced any 'official' gathering places for The Netherlands, but feel free to declare one of your own from a café, your home office or wherever your day and your laptop take you.
What is a Scrawl Crawl?
An event where individuals create something speedily drawn or written [scrawl] that is inspired by their creativity and observational powers as they go from place to place [crawl].
This event is designed to get you and your fellow children's book writers & illustrators to create, commit, explore, connect and share!
Visit the website for more information: http://scrawlcrawl.blogspot.com/p/welcome-guidelines.html
11 July, Monday evening, Time & Venue TBA: Roxie Munro, Meet and Greet
Artist, Author and Lecturer Roxie Munro will be visiting us briefly in Amsterdam. Let's offer her an enthusiastic welcome! More info to come shortly...
Roxie is the acclaimed author/illustrator of 35 books for children (including Mazescapes; Amazement Park; The Inside-Outside Books of New York City [New York Times Best Illustrated Award], Washington DC, Texas, London, Paris, and Libraries; Feathers, Flaps & Flops; Doors; Gargoyles, Girders & Glass Houses; Ranch; Wild West Trail Ride Maze; Circus; Mazeways: A to Z; Rodeo; Go!Go!Go!; and Inside-Outside Dinosaurs). Her books have been translated into French, Italian, Dutch, Chinese, and Japanese.
2010 books include EcoMazes: 12 Earth Adventures, which received a Starred Review in School Library Journal, and Desert Days, Desert Nights. In February 2011 Hatch! was published. April 2011, "Roxie's a-MAZE-ing Vacation Adventure," an interactive game app, came out. Busy Builders, a book about bugs, will be published spring 2012.
For more information about Roxie, visit her website: http://www.roxiemunro.com/
16 July, 3:00 pm: Zomerborrel, Summertime Social @ Café Dulac
Join your fellow SCBWI members for no other reason than to raise a glass and enjoy everyone's company. Café Dulac is one of my favorite local hangouts. After you have a look around, I'm sure it will be on your list, too! Look for us in the back garden if it's nice weather.
3:00 pm - ?? (I will be there at least until 6:00 pm. You can persuade me to stay longer by buying me a drink.)
1013 EX Amsterdam
020-624 42 65
5-6 November: The BIG November Conference
Yes, we have confirmed the speakers and venue. All we need is for lots of lovely people to attend and we have a great event!
Preliminary information below, flyer and more information to follow next month.
The Netherlands and the Big World Out There: Publishing in the Global Market
Saturday and Sunday, 5 - 6 November, 2011
Currently, we've confirmed Doug Cushman – world-famous Illustrator and Writer; Ben Norland – Art Director at Walker Books; Martine Schaap – Publisher at Ploegsma Children’s Book Publishers; Gail Trouw – former Editor at De Fontein Publishers and former Acquiring Editor at Mynx Publishers, jury member of the Jenny Smelik IBBY Prize; and Erzsi Deàk – Agent, Hen & Ink. Our own Illustrator Coordinator, Siobhan Wall, will also be giving a master class on bookmaking.
This will be a full day’s schedule on the Saturday which will feature a mix of lectures, panel discussions and master classes from our speakers. There will be an optional manuscript and portfolio review on Sunday morning.
Saturday conference to be held at the American Book Center's Treehouse conveniently located in the center of Amsterdam. http://www.treehouse.abc.nl/
€120,- scbwi members / €160,- non-scbwi attendees
+ €40,- for manuscript or portfolio reviews (Sunday mid-morning)
+ €25,- dinner with speakers on Saturday night (available for scbwi members only)
Please contact us for more information or to pre-register: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and have a lovely summer.
Best from all of us -
Rachelle, Mina & Siobhan