Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Upcoming Events

This is our ongoing collection of upcoming events for SCBWI members. If you have an event you think our community would be interested in, let us know by clicking here!



Writing from the Inside Out Nonfiction Workshop
Want to write a nonfiction children’s book but not sure where to start? Have lots of ideas but not sure which ones will work best? Unsure what format would best suit your current nonfiction manuscript? In this virtual workshop, you will dive deep into writing nonfiction and learn to create dynamic “true” books from the inside out.

Spring Social
We are bringing back quarterly social events! These are chances to gather with other kidlit creatives for a couple of hours to eat, chat, and get to know each other better. No set agenda beyond fostering those community connections that are so central to success in this industry! Please register for a head count. The next social is scheduled for April 29, from 1pm – 3pm. Kindly register for a head count.

Portfolio Review Webinar
We have a fantastic opportunity for illustrators! Want to know what top-industry agents look for in a portfolio? Want to see how your work measures up and how to make it stronger? This event is for you! Husband-wife duo Ethan and Heather Long, Tugeau 2 Art and Literary agents, will lead a webinar to highlight the most important qualities they seek in a portfolio on June 15, from 7:30pm – 8:30pm CDT. Click for more information and to register.



Monthly Regional Meetings
Second Sunday of the month
These meetings will include regional business and important information for members, a presentation by a guest speaker, and time for Q&A.

Shop Talk
First Wednesday of the month
Join other members of our region to chat about all things kidlit! We meet via Zoom to talk shop, taking an interactive focus on craft and publishing. Each meeting typically has a short overview of some kidlit topic, with exercises and activities to get the creative juices flowing. Shop Talk is a great way to build your craft and get to know other kidlit creatives!



Regional Virtual Events
SCBWI members can take webinars offered by regions around the world. This is a list of upcoming virtual events on offer by various regions.