Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

July Meet & Greets

Hello, New England SCBWI members!

Happy Fourth of July! Here are the Meet & Greets currently scheduled in our region for the month. These are wonderful opportunities to catch up and socialize with other members, writers, and illustrators to discuss summer goals and current projects.

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 July. Look for a new listing of Meet & Greets at the end of the month.

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

Happy summer! We hope to see you at one of these events.
Shawn Anderson
ARA SCBWI – Northern New England

Greater Hartford (Middletown, CT)
Date: Tuesday, July 9
Time: 6:30-8:30
Place: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore (413 Main Street, Middletown, CT)
Theme: Drop in and Write. Come and chat and maybe get a little work done at the same time.
Contact: Juliana Spink Mills

Central Vermont (Montpelier, VT)
Date: Thursday, July 11
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Place: Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT
Theme: It’s residency time at VCFA and they are opening their doors to our community. Meet in the café at 6:00pm. Faculty and Guest Readings are from 7:00pm–8:15pm in the chapel. The evenings readings will include Kathi Appelt, Mary Quattlebaum, Liz Garton Scanlon, Cynthia Leitich Smith, and Jennifer Ziegler.
Contact: Shawn Anderson or Ann Davila Cardinal

Metro Boston Area (Cambridge, MA)
Date: Tuesday, July 23
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.

Northeast Kingdom & Central Vermont (Danville, VT)
Date: Thursday, July 25
Time: 6:00pm–8:00pm
Venue: Goodfella’s Restaurant & Tavern, 59 Parker Rd., Danville, VT 05828 (right off Rt. 2)
Theme: Reading, writing, illustrating, and publishings: what are your goals this summer?
Contact: Please RSVP to Shawn Anderson at or Marilyn McDowell at, so that we can plan for space.