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SCBWI France:


SCBWI France is the French chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (founded in 1971), based in Los Angeles with 20.000 members worldwide. SCBWI France was launched in June 1996 and is now a dynamic group from a variety of countries and backgrounds. About half of the SCBWI France membership is made up of published authors and illustrators; the other half is comprised of aspiring creatives and industry professionals.

As a professional association of writers and illustrators, SCBWI France organizes a wide range of activities, including evenings with children’s book publishers, authors and illustrators, writers' workshops, exhibitions of works by illustrators in the group and writing contests.

Membership in the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators makes you part of a global community of 20,000 children’s publishing professionals and enthusiasts. Joining SCBWI worldwide means you've joined SCBWI France. As a member, you benefit from preferential rates for participation in all SCBWI events worldwide, which offer an invaluable network for sharing your work.
You will also receive the monthly association bulletin. You can join at

If you would like more information about SCBWI France, please contact: advisor@scbwifrance.com


Regional Advisor Tioka Tokedira
Assistant Regional Advisor Dana Carey
Illustrator Coordinator & Art Director Andi Ipaktchi
Board Member-at-Large Erzsi Deak
Board Member-at-Large Ann Jacobus
Show & Tell Coordinator Aimee
Webmaster & Designer-at-Large Lena pomme design
Yahoo! Group Moderator Jennifer Chevais
Critique Groups & New Members Coordinator Gudrun Cram-Drach
French Association Liaison
& Translator 
Béatrice Duroure
Publicity Coordinator Dana Carey
Red Wheelbarrow Writing Contest Coordinator Sarah Towle
SCBWI International Regional Advisor Kathleen Ahrens
SCBWI International Illustration Liaison Bridget Strevens-Marzo


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Tioka Tokedira

As the RA in France, Tioka's met some wonderful writers
and illustrators, publishers and young readers. They are a constant reminder
of how lucky she is to be
a part of the world of children's books. When she's not emailing the
rest of the SCooBwI Board
in the middle of the night with a flurry of ideas about our next great event, she's a YA acquisitions reader for
La Martinière publishers and trying her hand at ghost writing series fiction for Working Partners.

Before moving here, Tioka worked in New York and Washington on news and documentaries for PBS and the Discovery Channel. For the past seven years she's lived in Paris, although she recently traded her rooftop apartment for a boat so her exact address changes with the tides. She has a BS in education from BU and a MA
in anthropology from Columbia.

Tioka is currently looking for an agent for her tween eco-mystery set on the coast of France.



Dana Carey

began attending SCBWI France events in 2001 finally acting on a long simmering desire to get involved in the world of children's literature.  She became a member in 2004 and joined the board of SCBWI France in 2009 working on publicity and
a Writer/Illustrator Retreat that was held
in Brittany.

For more about Dana,
just click on this
external link !

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