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February Meet & Greets for SCBWI New England

Hello, New England SCBWI members!

Welcome, February! One step closer to spring, and we have a fresh crop of Meet & Greets across New England. We hope you’ll attend an event (or two) this month.

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 clicking on an email link does not open a new message window, copy the email address and paste it into a new message using “compose message” or “new email.” 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.

This is a list of the Meet & Greets currently scheduled through the first week in March. Look for a new listing of March 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 February (and the first week of March):

Connecticut (New Haven, CT)
Date: Tuesday, February 12
Time: 6:30pm–8:30pm
Place: Book Trader Café, 1140 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Theme: This is a casual, social event open to all writers and illustrators at all levels.
Contact: Please RSVP to Joyce Shor Johnson at thewritejoyce@gmail.com so that she can reserve a space large enough for the group.

Boston Metro North (Concord, MA)
Date: Friday, February 15
Time: 10:00am–12:00pm (everyone is welcome to stay for lunch)
Place: Trail’s End Café, 97 Lowell Road, Concord, MA https://www.thetrailsendcafe.com/
Plenty of free parking spaces
Theme: We’ll write first then socialize from 11:00am–12:00pm
Contact: Please contact Josephine at WriterJJGow@yahoo.com for any questions
Event status due winter weather will be posted at 8 am of the day on Facebook – https://m.facebook.com/KidLitJJGow/ and Twitter at @WriterJJGow
PLEASE NOTE: This is a recurring Meet & Greet that gathers on the 1st & 3rd Friday of each month.

Cape Cod (Hyannis, MA)
Date: Wednesday, February 20
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 marynewlim@gmail.com

Metro Boston Area (Cambridge, MA)
Date: Tuesday, February 26
Time: 9:30am–12:30pm
Place: Cornerstone Village Cohousing, 175 Harvey St., Cambridge, MA 02140
Contact: Jenise Aminoff, jenise@jenise.com
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
PLEASE NOTE: This is a recurring Meet & Greet that gathers on the 4th Tuesday of each month.

Boston MetroWest – South (Plainville, MA)
Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Time: 6:30pm–8:00pm
Venue: 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).

Greater Hartford, CT Area (Glastonbury, CT)
Date: Thursday, February 28
Time: 6:30pm–8:30pm
Place: Avon Public Library’s Community Room, Avon, CT
Theme: Blogging and social media
Contact: Juliana Spink Mills at j.spink.mills@gmail.com
The venue allows drinks and snacks, so feel free to bring your own! (This program is not sponsored by the Avon Free Public Library.)

Boston Metro North (Concord, MA)
Date: Friday, March 1
Time: 10:00am–12:00pm (everyone is welcome to stay for lunch)
Place: Trail’s End Café, 97 Lowell Road, Concord, MA https://www.thetrailsendcafe.com/
Plenty of free parking spaces
Theme: We’ll write first then socialize from 11:00am–12:00pm
Contact: Please contact Josephine at WriterJJGow@yahoo.com for any questions
Event status due winter weather will be post at 8 am of the day on Facebook – https://m.facebook.com/KidLitJJGow/ and Twitter at @WriterJJGow
PLEASE NOTE: This is a recurring Meet & Greet that gathers on the 1st & 3rd Friday of each month.

Northeast Kingdom & Central Vermont (Danville, VT)
Date: Thursday, March 7
Time: 6:00pm–8:00pm
Venue: Goodfella’s Restaurant & Tavern, 59 Parker Rd., Danville, VT 05828 (right off Rt. 2)
Theme: What are you working on? and What’s going on in your corner of Vermont? are the conversation starters, so feel free to bring some sketches or an elevator pitch for a new project and any news of writerly events going on in your neck of the woods. This is a casual, social gathering for writers and illustrators of all levels and genres.
Contact: Please RSVP to Shawn Anderson at northara@nescbwi.org or Marilyn McDowell at marilynmcdowell73@gmail.com, so that we can plan for space.