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April 18, 2005

Children's Book Society Opens Tokyo Branch

The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), formed in 1971, now has an active branch established in Tokyo. SCBWI is the only international organization for those who write, illustrate, or share a vital interest in children's literature. The SCBWI acts as a network for the exchange of knowledge between writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, librarians, educators, booksellers and others involved with literature for young people. There are currently more than 19,000 members worldwide, in over 70 regions, making it the largest children's writing organization in the world. On a local level, SCBWI Tokyo runs monthly meetings open to everyone, with guests ranging from editors to name writers and artists. Please contact SCBWI Tokyo for more details.
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