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Two New SCBWI Meet & Greets for September in New England

Hello, New England SCBWI members:

We’re adding a couple NEW Meet & Greets to the calendar! These two gatherings are joining the currently scheduled meetings across our region:

Rhode Island (Providence, RI)
Date: Thursday, September 19
Time: 6:00pm–8:00pm
Place: Bayberry Beer Hall in Providence, RI — 381 W Fountain St, Providence, RI 02903.
Bayberry is a restaurant with a great atmosphere and ample parking.
Contact and theme: This is a social, introductory gathering for writers and illustrators of all levels! Please RSVP to Jacqueline at, so the right size table can be reserved for the group.

Connecticut Shoreline (Madison, CT)
Writing and Illustrating for Children Open House
Date: Wednesday, September 25
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: RJ Julia Booksellers Kid’s Department, 768 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443
Theme: Whether you are a seasoned author/illustrator or an eager beginner, Join the Shoreline SCBWI critique groups and the RJ Julia’s Kids team for an evening of information and camaraderie.
– Meet other writers and illustrators
– Find a critique group–or learn how to form one
– Discover free or low-cost author/illustrator events
– Learn about local author/illustrator opportunities
Contact: If you have questions, please email Laura at

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

Here are the other Meet & Greets that are coming right up:

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 MarketStreet 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