New Zealand


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In January 2023, SCBWI New Zealand became a separate region. We’ve got on our big pants now! We have a great committee, with people doing lots of work to bring you webinars, resources and meet ups of all kinds. What does this mean for you? Your member benefits continue to include access to all SCBWI events and opportunities. Our goal is to provide more opportunities for NZ SCBWI members that are specific and relevant to us here in Aotearoa, as well as building and strengthening community among our creators. We know that publishing in NZ is different to the rest of the world. We have a very small industry here, with not nearly as many resources and funds as other countries, and the information, help and support we want to try to provide for you needs to reflect all of those factors. Please keep an eye on your inbox for upcoming information and events. As our own region, our fully New Zealand-based committee has the advantage of technical support and resources from SCBWI International. This enables us to deliver information and local events more easily and with our community in mind. We look forward to growing and learning as we start this next chapter together. Ngā mihi nui, SCBWI NZ Region Team

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Virtual Coffee Meet-Ups

As our members are spread across New Zealand we run fun virtual coffee catch-ups, where you get to meet other members, share what writing or illustration projects you're working on and have an opportunity to ask questions about publishing. Keep an eye out for our next one coming soon. And of course cake is optional!


Shut Up and Write (or Draw)

Join us for our regular online events where we gather and quietly create - with either words or pictures, or both! Tell the family you have an important Zoom meeting, grab a drink and a pencil, and close the door. Spend an hour or two working on a project with the opportunity to share with the group at the end optional.

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Hello SCBWI New Zealand members!

If you've been a member for some time or are new to SCBWI, it's important to us that you get the most from your membership. With changes to international privacy laws, all members are required to select our region to receive communications from SCBWI New Zealand. You might be a fully paid-up member but unless you select New Zealand as your region you won't appear on our regional member list and won't receive regular newsletters etc from us. The new SCBWI website allows members to follow multiple regions which is super handy if you're keen on attending online events, or are planning an overseas trip.

To find out how to select New Zealand and other regions click HERE



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