Society of
Children's Book Writers
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August Meet & Greets



Hello, New England SCBWI members!

Make the most of summer in New England with a SCBWI Meet & Greet in your area. Here are the meetings that are currently scheduled 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 in August. 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.

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

Boston Metro North (Concord, MA)
Date: August 9, 2019, Friday
Time: 10:00am–12:00pm (You’re welcome to stay for lunch.)
Place: Trail’s End Café, 97 Lowell Road, Concord, MA 978-610-6633
Plenty of free parking spaces
Theme: Write/Critique & Chat
Contact: Josephine at with questions.
(Note: Any last minute event status change change or cancellation due to weather or any unforeseen emergency will be posted at 8 am of the day on Facebook and Twitter.
Twitter: @WriterJJGow

North Metro West (Westford, MA)
Date: Tuesday, August 13
Time: 7:30pm–9:30pm
Place: Kimball’s Ice Cream at Kimball Farm, Westford, MA
Meet under the tent—DM Kris on Twitter at @KristineAsselin if you can’t find the group.
Contact: Kristine Carlson Asselin (Kris Asselin),
Theme: This is a casual and social event that’s open to authors and illustrators, published and unpublished, so there’s no theme.

North Shore (Salem, MA)
Date: Friday, August 23
Time: 7:00pm–9:00pm
Place: Tavern on the Green, 18 Washington Square W, Salem, MA 01970
Theme: This Meet & Greet will include an optional critique session, so please submit manuscript texts (up to one chapter) and/or pitches by Aug. 16.
Contact: Pamela Marie Cyran at for questions and critique instructions.

Metro Boston Area (Cambridge, MA)
Date: Tuesday, August 27
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.