SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
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December Meet & Greets !!

Hello New England SCBWI members!

Hey, where did November go??? It’s time to mix and mingle… Here’s a list of the Meet & Greets for New England this December!

*Please note, not every locale hosts an event every month. Many not scheduled this month with happen later in the fall. If you have questions, please contact the individual responsible for that specific event.

If you are interested in starting a Meet & Greet near you, please contact either Kris at centralNERA@NESCBWI.org or Shawn at northARA@NESCBWI.org.
Unless specifically requested, RSVPs are not required. Contact information is provided primarily for questions.

Shawn Anderson
ARA SCBWI – Northern New England

DECEMBER MEET & GREETS:

Greater Hartford Area (Simsbury CT)
Date: Friday, December 7
Time: 6:30pm—9:30pm
Place: Storyteller’s Cottage, 750 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury CT
Theme: Holiday Book Swap!!!
Contact: Please RSVP for this evening if you are interested. Replies and questions to Juliana at j.spink.mills@gmail.com.

Boston Metro North (Concord, MA)
Date: Friday, December 7
Time: 10:00am–12:00pm (but you are welcome to stay for lunch)
Place: Trail’s End Café, 97 Lowell Road, Concord, MA 978-610-6633
https://www.thetrailsendcafe.com/ — Plenty of free parking spaces.
Contact: Contact Josephine for any questions: (949)-861-0271 or WriterJJGow@yahoo.com
Theme: Write/Illustrate & Chat in Concord, MA is on the 1st & 3rd Friday of each month.
Details: Event status due to winter weather will be post at 8:00am of the day on Facebook (https://m.facebook.com/KidLitJJGow/) and Twitter (@WriterJJGow).

New Hampshire’s Seacoast (Portsmouth, NH)
Date: Monday, December 10
Time: 6:00pm–8:00pm
Place: Breaking New Grounds 14 Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Contact: Stacy Ricco, stacyricco@gmail.com
Theme: This is a casual, social event open to writers and illustrators at all levels and all genres to meet each other over a cup of tea or coffee.

North of Boston (Wakefield, MA)
Date: Monday, December 10
Time: 6:30pm–8:30pm
Place: Barnes & Noble, 210 Andover St, Peabody, MA
Contact: Colleen Getty: colleen@theroomtowrite.org
Theme: The Room to Write’s Book Bash has three points guiding it:
Meet & Greet: Writers and Illustrators of all genres and abilities can chat, network and build community
Support Local Art: Writing is art. Illustration is art. We want to help locals purchase local art.
TRtW Fundraiser: A percentage of the total sales from everything you buy will be donated back to The Room to Write through B&N’s Book Fair program.
Visit www.theroomtowrite.org for more details and fliers.

Boston MetroWest – South (Plainville, MA)
Date: Tuesday, December 11
Time: 6:30pm–8:00pm
Place: An Unlikely Story (in the cafe), 111 South St, Plainville, MA
Theme: An informal gathering to meet with other children’s writers and/or illustrators, ask questions and exchange information, and celebrate successes over a beverage. Please note that this is not a critique group.
Contact: Kristi Mahoney (klmahoney@comcast.net) for questions only (No RSVP required).

Boston Metro North (Concord, MA)
Date: Friday, December 21
Time: 10:00am–12:00pm (but you are welcome to stay for lunch)
Place: Trail’s End Café, 97 Lowell Road, Concord, MA 978-610-6633
https://www.thetrailsendcafe.com/ — Plenty of free parking spaces.
Contact: Contact Josephine for any questions: (949)-861-0271 or WriterJJGow@yahoo.com
Theme: Write/Illustrate & Chat in Concord, MA is on the 1st & 3rd Friday of each month.
Details: Event status due to winter weather will be post at 8:00am of the day on Facebook (https://m.facebook.com/KidLitJJGow/) and Twitter (@WriterJJGow).

Metro Boston Area (Cambridge, MA)
No Meet & Greets in Cambridge MA in December. They will start back up in January.
Contact: Jenise Aminoff at jenise@jenise.com with questions.