Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Shop Talk

Shop Talk
Third Wednesday of the month from August through May

7:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Central) / 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. (Mountain)

Join us for our monthly Shop Talk gatherings! Each meeting has a short overview of some kidlit topic, followed by exercises and other interactive activities to get the creative juices flowing.

These take place virtually, so that all of us—no matter where we live—can be part of the community.

How they work:

(1) Log in to your SCBWI account.

(2) Go to the Shop Talk Access page and click the link just before the meeting time (or enter the meeting ID and passcode) and you’re good to go. You MUST be logged in to access that page. This ensures that only members can join the meetings.

If you haven’t used Zoom before, you will want to watch this video on downloading Zoom (you need an app to join the meetings) and this one on setting up your audio and video. You do NOT need to create a Zoom account to join our Shop Talk or any other Zoom event.


Upcoming dates/topics:

August 17 – topic TBD

September 21

October 19

November 16

December 14* (note this is on the second Wednesday)

January 18

February 15

March 15

April 19

May 17


This is what we have scheduled for upcoming meetings. Have an idea for a topic you’d like us to include? Let us know!

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