Bologna Book Fair, Day 2

Posted on: March 28, 2018

There was a jam-packed schedule at the Fair on Tuesday.

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I’m told by those who attended (I was working at the booth) that the NY Times panel discussion was outstanding and it was …

Bologna Book Fair, Day 1

Posted on: March 27, 2018

It was a busy day at the SCBWI booth (Hall 26, B76) on Monday.

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In addition to showcasing books by some of our members and art from the BIG (Bologna Illustration Gallery) winner, honorable mentions, …

Bologna Book Fair: Set-up Day

Posted on: March 25, 2018

The SCBWI elves were hard at work today setting up the booth for tomorrow’s opening day of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

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Tomorrow I’ll show you the booth, part of which …

Bologna Book Fair, Arrival Day

Posted on: March 24, 2018


Bongiorno from Bologna!

As you can see, the city is already welcoming those who are arriving for  the wolrd’s only book fair dedicated exclusively to children’s books.

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We arrived this afternoon, got …

We’re Off to the Fair!

Posted on: February 26, 2018

Which fair, you ask? The Bologna Children’s Book Fair!

Monika and I are excited to be helping staff the SCBWI booth at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair and we’ll be sharing the fair with you here!

From the famous …

Undiscovered Voices 2018 Longlist Announced!

Posted on: December 5, 2017

The Undiscovered Voices contest is open to members of SCBWI’s United Kingdom and European chapters. The goal of the contest, which is judged by a panel of industry professionals, is to showcase unagented, unpublished writers and illustrators.

We are especially …

Europolitan Illustration Contest!

Posted on: January 18, 2017

SCBWI Europolitan Conference 2017


We are excited to announce that for this year's Europolitan Conference in Brussels there is a fun opportunity for members to show their artwork. Submit your illustrations for a chance to be featured in notebooks available at

2016 Fall Creative Retreat

Posted on: November 10, 2016

We held our second annual fall creative retreat in October. Here's a glimpse of the inspiring location where we met!

Twitter for KidLit Artists

Posted on: September 7, 2016



There are a few things to be said about children’s book illustration and twitter: Twitter can get you work as an illustrator, but mostly because someone has tweeted a link to an external site.

Hello World!

Posted on: September 6, 2016

Welcome to the new regional blog for SCBWI's Swiss chapter! We're launching this as a place to share regional news and tips related to writing, illustration, and the business of creating content for young readers. Watch this space for informative content …