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!


Illustrator Intensive 2021
Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, 9:30am – 5:30pm

Ready to hone your character design and visual storytelling and get a feel for what it’s like to work with an art director? Join us for an illustrators’ intensive with Mallory Grigg, Art Director at Macmillan Books for Young Readers! Virtual workshop.

2022 Marvelous Midwest SCBWI Conference!
April 1-3, 2022 Multi-region conference
Get that large SCBWI experience closer to home. Make industry connections. Gain access to acquiring editors, agents, and art directors. Find your people and make lasting relationships. Much more information to come!


Shop Talk
Mondays, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. (Central)/ 6:30 to 7:30 (Mountain)
Join other members of our region to chat about all things kidlit! We meet weekly via Zoom to talk shop, and our conversations run the gamut. Each meeting typically has a short overview of some kidlit topic, followed by time to socialize and support each other in our journeys toward our publication goals. Shop Talk is a great way to get to know other kidlit creatives!

Early Chapter Book Study Group
monthly through December 2021
Led by Nebraska author and teacher Nancy Sharp Wagner, this group meets once a month (via Zoom), beginning in September, with the sole intent of studying chapter books written for readers in the primary grades.

Writing from the Inside Out Picture Book Workshop
Begins July 10, 2021 Nine-month virtual workshop
Want to write a picture book but not sure where to start? Unsure how to think in pictures while writing your text? Have lots of ideas but not sure which ones will work best? In this virtual workshop, you will dive deep into picture book writing and learn to create them from the inside out. Includes exclusive submission opportunities and culminates with optional retreat with agent Jennifer March Soloway.


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