The South African Chapter of the SCBWI, which was formed in October 2003, presents professional talks, workshops, critique sessions, open studios, publishers’ days, retreats, conferences and other themed events for its members. Through these members share and gain insights into the creative and artistic facets of children’s literature. We are also able to compare notes on career planning and management and learn more about how publishing works.
Many of us work for educational publishers, others produce trade books, yet others balance work for education publishers with trade publications or other creative work. All of us benefit from being part of the extensive network that the SCBWI offers. It is wonderful to know we are not alone.
Non-members who have an interest in children’s literature are welcome to attend our open events. Fill in your details in the right-hand column to receive notices of these events.
SCBWI SA Committee
Regional advisors & Illustrator co-ordinator:
Marjorie van Heerden – Co-Regional Advisor; (Writer & Illustrator)
Elaine Ridge – Co-Regional Advisor; (Writer, Translator and Editor)
Jenny Hatton – Assistant Regional Advisor; (Writer; Educational Advisor )
Samantha van Riet – Illustrator co-ordinator; (Illustrator)
Paddy Bouma – (Writer & Illustrator.)
Cicely van Straten – (Writer)
Hazel Cuthbertson – (Writer/Illustrator)
Julia du Plessis – (Writer/Illustrator)
SCBWI SA webmaster
Liesl van der Hoven – (Writer/Illustrator)