Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

June Meet & Greets

Hello, New England SCBWI members!

Summer will be in full swing soon, so as you are making plans, mark these Meet & Greets on your calendar. They are great ways to get together with other writers and illustrators to share summer goals, track progress, and keep your momentum going.

Here are the meetings that are currently set up across New England.
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 the Meet & Greets currently scheduled through June. Look for a new listing of Meet & Greets at the end of the month or the beginning of next month.

Unless specifically requested, RSVPs are not required. Contact information is provided primarily for questions.

We hope to see you at one of these events!

Shawn Anderson
ARA SCBWI – Northern New England

North of Boston (Rockport, MA)
Date: Wednesday, June 26
Time: 6:30pm–8:30pm
Place: A brand-new Summer-only Bookstore named: ‘Susie’s Stories’ and it is located at 51 Bearskin Neck Rockport MA
Theme: Visit a summer bookshop opened up by local children’s author Susie Rich, see the space, talk about creative ways to spread your stories and learn about her summer bookshop experience!
Contact: For more information or if you have questions, please contact Colleen Getty at

Metrowest South (Plainville, MA)
Date: Monday, June 3
Time: 6:00pm–7:30pm
Place: An Unlikely Story, 111 South St, Plainville, MA (either in the cafe OR on the 2nd story if it’s available when we arrive)
Theme: An informal gathering to meet with other children’s writers and/or illustrators, ask questions and exchange information. All levels welcome! RSVP: If possible, please RSVP to Kristi Mahoney at in order to plan for space.

Connecticut (New Haven, CT)
Date: Thursday 27th June
Time: 6.30-8.30
Place: Book Trader Café, 1140 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Contact: to RSVP and get more information, please email Joyce at

North Shore Massachusetts (Salem, MA)
Date: Monday, June 17
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Place: Tavern on the Green at the Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W, Salem, MA 01970
Contact: To RSVP and ask questions, please email Pamela Marie Cyran at

Connecticut (Avon, CT)
Date: Thursday, June 27
Time: 6:30-8:30
Place: Avon Free Public Library, Community Room (281 Country Club Rd, Avon, CT)
Theme: Vision boards! Get inspired for summer writing and illustrating by making a vision board for your work in progress, either ‘old school’ on poster board, or on Pinterest.
Contact: For more information on what to bring, or if you have questions, please contact Juliana Spink Mills at

Metro Boston Area (Cambridge, MA)
Date: Tuesday, June 25
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
PLEASE NOTE: This is a recurring Meet & Greet that gathers on the 4th Tuesday of each month.

Boston Metro North (M&G usually gathers in Concord, MA)
This Meet & Greet usually meets at the Trail’s End Café in Concord, MA. It is officially on hiatus for the summer, and will start back up in September, but if anyone is interested in online critique over the summer, please email Josephine at for details.