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!



Meet & Pitch
We’re excited to present Meet & Pitch, a new series of Zoom events designed to give our members the chance to get some face time with notable agents and editors. This series is a collaboration between five small SCBWI regions – Alaska, Nebraska, Hawaii, Nevada, and Brazos Valley, TX. Each Zoom session will include a presentation about the agency or publisher, an overview of their manuscript wishlist, dos and don’ts for submission, Q&A, and live pitches/first looks.

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.

Portfolio Review Day
Get your portfolio ready for an opportunity for you to have your work critiqued by Root Literary agent Melanie Figueroa! She represents children’s literature, adult fiction and is looking to build her illustrator list. What she loves most about the job is the balance of creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit. Melanie has a soft spot for books that shine a spotlight on the nuances of relationships and identity.



Shop Talk
Third Wednesday of the month (will resume August 17)
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!

Monthly Regional Meetings
First Tuesday of the month starting September 6
These meetings will include regional business and important information for members, a presentation by a guest speaker, and time for Q&A.



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.