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See what SCBWI Japan did in 2013!

Reflecting on 2013 with SCBWI Japan


Contributed by Holly Thompson, SCBWI Japan Regional Advisor


2013 certainly felt like a busy year for SCBWI Japan. 


Here is the complete list of all our 2013 events:

Feb. 2, 2013 Creative Exchange, Tokyo

Mar. 3, 2013 Digital Illustration with Illustrator Paul Richardson, Tokyo

Mar. 21, 2013 Meet the Illustrator Dinner with David Wiesner, Tokyo

April 12, 2013 Open Portfolio Critiques with Kerry Martin, Senior Designer Clarion Books, Tokyo

Apr. 20, 2013 Distance Critiques with editor Sylvie Frank, Simon & Schuster, and Sally Morgridge, Holiday House, (online) and Follow-up Workshop: Interpreting Critiques and Planning Next Steps for our Work, Tokyo

May 19, 2013 Miura Sketch and Word Crawl, Akiya, Kanagawa

May 25-30, 2013 AFCC Singapore (members Holly, Avery, Alex, Naomi, Gerri, Trevor)

June 15, 2013 Creative Exchange, Tokyo

July 4-7, 2013 Tokyo International Book Fair—SCBWI Japan Member Meet-up

August 2-5, 2013 SCBWI LA Summer Conference (members Holly, Annie, Leza, Li-hsin)
Sept. 27 SCBWI Japan Showcase, Tokyo, featuring 10 SCBWI members showcasing new work

Oct. 19, 2013 Creative Exchange, Tokyo

Oct. 26, 2013 Translation Group Meet-Up, Ofuna, Kanagawa

Nov. 2-3, 2013 Japan Writers Conference, Okinawa; SCBWI Japan Meet-Up led by member Benjamin Martin

Nov. 15, 2013 Meet the Illustrator Dinner with Isabel Roxas, Tokyo

Nov. 30, 2013 Writer’s Night—Writing Poetry for Children and Teens with with Leza Lowitz on Quest Poems, Mariko Nagai on History Poems and Holly Thompson on Action Poems

Dec.  11, 2013 Gallery Visit—Galerie Malle for exhibit of illustrations for Nankichi Niimi stories—and Year-End Party, Tokyo


And we migrated to our new website:


Thank you to all of the energetic volunteers both at the events and behind the scenes who made these events possible. And thank you for the continued support of in helping to fund our events. 


So have a look at upcoming events on the events calendar. I'm looking forward to all that SCBWI Japan has to offer in 2014!