Society of
Children's Book Writers
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Newly Added Summer Meet & Greets

Hello, New England SCBWI members!

Summer’s in full swing and we’re adding a couple Meet & Greets to the schedule. Check out these “just added” gatherings in Maine and on the North Shore of Massachusetts. They join the list of the other dates and locations in New England for July. These are wonderful opportunities to catch up and socialize with other writers and illustrators.


North Shore Massachusetts (Salem, MA)
Date: Friday, July 26
Time: 7:00–9:00 PM
Place: Tavern on the Green, 18 Washington Square W, Salem, MA 01970
Theme: Social gathering for networking and encouragement.
Contact: Pamela Marie Cyran

Maine (Portland, ME)
Date: Monday, July 29
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.

…and already advertised….

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.

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