Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

September Meet & Greets

Hello, September!

Here are the Meet & Greets that are currently scheduled across New England for the 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 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 September. 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

Upper Valley, New Hampshire (West Lebanon, NH)
Date: Thursday, September 5
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Place: Kilton Library at 80 Main Street, West Lebanon, NH.
Theme: This isn’t a critique group—-more low-key connecting and getting to know UV writers and illustrators. If people want to form critique groups outside of this, that’s great.
Contact: Reach out to Emma at, if you have questions. This Meet & Greet is scheduled to meet the first Thursday of the month from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the community room at the Kilton Library. Kilton is at 80 Main Street, West Lebanon, NH. Here are the official dates: 9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5.

Metrowest South (Plainville, MA)
Date: Tuesday, September 10
Time: 6:00pm–7:30pm
Venue: 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: Please RSVP to Kristi Mahoney at in order to plan for space

Greater Hartford (Farmington, CT)
Date: Thursday, September 19
Time: 6:30-8:30
Place: The café in Barnes & Noble, near Westfarms Mall (1599 South East Rd, Farmington, CT 06032)
Theme: Post-summer catch-up and autumn goal setting.
Contact: Juliana Spink Mills

North of Boston (Lynnfield, MA)
Date: Monday, September 23rd
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Place: Wahlburgers at Market Street in Lynnfield, MA
Theme: Marketing and Business: A friendly and casual way to gather with other writers and illustrators while gathering a few ideas about how to market yourself, your writing, your artwork or your book along with some business-minded insight.
Contact: Colleen Getty of The Room to Write at for any questions. RSVPs are always welcome but not required. Hope to see you there!

Metro Boston Area (Cambridge, MA)
Date: Tuesday, September 24
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, September 26
Time: 6:00pm–8:00pm
Place: Goodfella’s Restaurant & Tavern, 59 Parker Rd., Danville, VT 05828 (right off Rt. 2)
Theme: Fall writing, reading, and goal setting
Contact: Please RSVP to Shawn Anderson at or Marilyn McDowell at, so that we can plan for space.

New Haven, CT
Date: Thursday, September 26
Time: 6:30-8:30
Place: Book Trader Cafe,1140 Chapel St #4843, New Haven, CT 06511
Contact: Joyce Johnson

North Shore of Massachusetts (Salem, MA)
Date: Friday, September 27
Time: 7:00–9:00 PM
Place: Tavern on the Green at Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W, Salem, MA 01970
Theme: Discussion on self-publishing vs. traditional publishing. Bring your experiences, your opinions, and most importantly, bring an open mind!
Contact: Email Pamela at with any questions