The conference was a spectacular success.

You can see the highlights on the blog- www.scbwiaustralia.org

Click on 4th International SCBWI Confernce- then click on the blog site.

Saturday Night Rocked at the Hughenden

SCBWI’s roving
reporter, Wendy Fitzgerald jumped into the action….

As usual, on the Saturday night of the
conference, the graceful lady called The Hughenden Hotel rocked to the sounds
of music.

Everyone squeezed into the majestic lounge bar after dinner.

The room danced, jiggled, crooned, delighted and grinned as we were treated to the
premier performance of the iconic band, The Bookends.

The Hughenden Hotel became the Heartbreak Hotel. Mustang Sally turned into Mustang
Frane
, Van Morrison’s G-l-o-r-i-a morphed into S-u-s-a-n-n-e
Gervay
. Find me a contract and an original version of Bookwriter Blues
mingled in a diverse and eclectic set of well-loved songs.

Songwriter, Meredith Costain rocked it out on the piano. Chris Cheng strummed steadily on
his strings. Scott Chambers impressed and surprised with his wild and funky guitar riffs while SCBWI’s new find –
illustrator, James Foley’s true talent shone out on vocals.

What a
wonderful way to end a truly inspiring day.

SCBWI conference 2012