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January 2019 Meet & Greets!

Hello, New England SCBWI members!

It’s time to celebrate 2019 with some Meet & Greets across our region. We hope you’ll attend an event near you.

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

If you are interested in starting a Meet & Greet near you, please contact either Kris at or Shawn at

This is a list of all the Meet & Greets currently scheduled through the end of January. Look for a new listing of February Meet & Greets at the end of the month. Unless specifically requested, RSVPs are not required. Contact information is provided primarily for questions.

Meet & Greets for January 2019

Greater Hartford, CT Area (Glastonbury, CT)
Date: Wednesday, January 16th
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Place: River Bend Bookshop, 2217 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT
Theme: Little and Often Makes Much — Sharing and Setting Goals for 2019
There is no café on the premises but the store’s owner is fine with people bringing their own beverages. If you have questions, please contact Juliana at

Cape Cod (Hyannis, MA)
Date: Wednesday, January 16
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Place: Sam Diego’s, 950 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis, MA 02601
Theme: This is a casual, social event open to all writers and illustrators at all levels.
Contact: Mary Newton Lima at

Boston Metro North (Concord, MA)
Date: Friday, January 18
Time: 10:00am–12:00pm (everyone is welcome to stay for lunch)
Place: Trail’s End Café, 97 Lowell Road, Concord, MA
Plenty of free parking spaces
Theme: We’ll write first then socialize from 11:00am–12:00pm
Contact: Josephine at – @WriterJJGow on Twitter

Metro Boston Area (Cambridge, MA)
Date: Tuesday, January 22
Time: 9:30am–12:30pm
Place: Cornerstone Village Cohousing, 175 Harvey St., Cambridge, MA 02140
Contact: Jenise Aminoff,
Theme: This is a co-working meeting—we’ll spend the first half hour talking about our current work, then spend the rest of our time WORKING. Light refreshments will be served. Feel free to bring a lunch with you. If you’re not a Cambridge resident, a parking consideration will allow you to park on adjacent streets, but we are also on the bike path, very close to the Alewife T station.

Rhode Island (Warwick, RI)
Date: Thursday, January 24
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Place: Brewed Awakenings, 1316 Bald Hill Rd, Warwick, RI 02886
Theme: Kick off the New Year by connecting with your fellow writing community! This is a great opportunity to find new critique partners, form writing groups, and learn about classes and conferences in the upcoming year.
Contact: Please RSVP to Rachel at — so Rachel can save a table for everyone. Food and drink are available for purchase.

Maine (Portland, ME)
Date: Monday, January 28
Time: 5:00pm–7:00pm
Place: LFK, 188 State St. #A, Portland, ME
Contact: Please RSVP to Russ Cox at so he can plan for a big enough table.
Theme: This is a casual, social event open to all writers and illustrators at all levels.