SCBWI Conference & Harry Potter

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A couple of weekends ago I travelled to Winchester for my first ever Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Conference and I’m still buzzing!

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Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be reporting on the various workshops and keynote speakers (once I’ve calmed down enough to be able to decipher my notes) and hope to share some of the useful tips and words of wisdom from what was a jam-packed weekend.

One highlight for me though has to be the Mass Book Launch Party on the Saturday night, where we were invited to dress up as one of our favourite book characters.  My first thought was perhaps Mary Poppins, but then the logistics of transporting the outfit, her bag and of course the famous parrot umbrella on an over eight hour train journey ruled that out.

Being a (Scottish) Harry Potter fan, my next option was very obvious.  Who else could I choose but Professor Minerva McGonagall?  As it turned out, I was in very good company as Harry himself was there, along with a couple of Luna Lovegoods, Professor Snape, Bellatrix Lestrange, Dolores Umbridge and even Hedwig! To make things extra special, see if you can work out who Professor Dumbledore is…

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(Clue – he is someone very instrumental in bringing the world of Harry Potter to us all)

 

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3 thoughts on “SCBWI Conference & Harry Potter

    1. Thanks Vikki, would have been great to see you there, have you been to it before? I’m looking forward to the SAW Conference in March too. Finally got my entries posted off by the skin of my teeth this week! Are you all set for it? x

      1. I was there in 2015 – just didn’t have time to go this year. It was a lovely time of year to be in Winchester.
        I am an adjudicator this year at SAW which I am really excited about. Means a lot as the SAW built my confidence loads as a writer. Looking forward to seeing you there x

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