Past Events

Past event notices are listed here in chronological order. Detailed summaries or reports of most past events have been published in the SWET Newsletter between February 1981 until April 2012; for these older events, check the Newsletter Archive.

Date: March 25 (Sunday) Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Attendance: 1,000 yen SWET, JAT, and SCBWI members; 1,500 yen non-members Place: Rm. 204, Wesley Center, 6-10-7 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo (map) Enquiries:  March 11, 2012: March 11 - SWET Kansai: The English Language Writer in Japan: Publishing Alternatives

Speaker: Alex Shishin Date: Sunday 11th March 2012 (to be followed by early dinner) Time: 2–4 p.m. Fee: 1,000 yen SWET and JAT members; 1,500 yen non-members Place: Room 201, Hyogoken Shigaku Kaikan, Motomachi, Kobe Map 神戸市中央区北長狭通4丁目3-13 (2-minutes north of...

SWET Open Forum: What Can SWET Do for You in 2012?

Date: February 26 (Sunday) Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Attendance fee: 1,000 yen for members and non-members Place: Rm. 204, Wesley Center, 6-10-7 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo (map)

Veteran writers, editors, and...

Date: January 29 (Sunday) Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Attendance: Free Place: Rm. 204, Wesley Center, 6-10-7 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo (map)

Discussion plus New Year networking and Mini Book Fair. Join the ongoing discussion on the future of the SWET Newsletter...

The Story of Middle Grade Novel J-Boys: Kazuo’s World, Tokyo, 1965

Date: December 6, 2011 Time: 6:00 p.m. bento supper, presentation 6:30-8:30 p.m. Place: Rm. 204, Wesley Center, 6-10-7 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo (map) Admission fee: SWET and SCBWI...

Date & Time: December 4th, 5–8 p.m.  Location: Misono in Namba, Osaka (map) Getting there: If you come out Namba Takashimaya's main entrance, you will see Starbucks across the road on the right. Go through the shotengai and you will find Misono on...

Date: Sunday, 27 November 2011 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Place: University of California, Berkeley, Room 0156 Dwinelle (near Sather Gate, enter campus from Bancroft and Telegraph) Further information: Beth Cary, bdcary[at]attglobal.net

Featuring Yoko Hasegawa talking about her book,...

Speaker: Suzanne Kamata Date: Sunday 11th September 2011 Time: 1-3 p.m. Fee: 1,000 yen SWET and JAT members; 1,500 yen non-members Place: Room 301, Hyogoken Shigaku Kaikan, Motomachi, Kobe Map 神戸市中央区北長狭通4丁目3-13 (2-minutes north of JR/Hanshin Motomachi Stns, 7 mins from...

SWET Kanto Summer Party and SWET Book Fair

Date: July 15, 2011 (Friday) Book Fair Open: 6:00-9:00 p.m. Party (Meal) Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m. (Catering by To the Moon and Back) Place: Room 205, Wesley Center, Minami Aoyama, Tokyo (東京都港区南青山6-10 for mobile GPS users) Party...

Japanese Children's Literature and the Discovery of the Child, with Joan Ericson

Date: July 9, 2011 (Saturday) Time: 1:30-5:00 p.m. Place: Doshisha Women's College (Imadegawa campus), James Hall, Kyoto Access: Subway Imadegawa Station, walk east about 8 min.  Campus map (James Hall...