Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Sneak Peek of February Meet & Greets

February Meet & Greets
Mark your calendars in advance. These are the gatherings that we have scheduled so far for February. More gatherings will be added, so look for the usual email and Facebook updates around the first of the month.

NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND (Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont)

Northeast Kingdom, Vermont (Danville, VT)
Date: Thursday, February 13
Time: 6:00pm–8:00pm
Place: Goodfella’s Restaurant & Tavern, 59 Parker Rd., Danville, VT 05828 (right off Rt. 2)
Theme: New year progress and pre-Valentine’s Day gathering
Contact: Please RSVP to Shawn Anderson at or Marilyn McDowell at, so that we can plan for space.

Southern Maine (Portland, ME)
Date: Monday, February, 24
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


Northshore (Salem, MA)
Date: Friday, February 21
Time: 7:00pm–9:00pm
Place: Tavern on the Green at the Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W, Salem, MA 01970
Theme: Critique night! If participating, please drop your MS in the shared Google Drive folder one week before this meeting. If you don’t have access to this folder, please contact Pam Cyran at The deadline of one week prior to the meeting date to allow enough time for members to read/review each MS.

Metro Boston Area (Cambridge, MA)
Date: Tuesday, February 25
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 usually gathers on the 4th Tuesday of each month.

SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND (Rhode Island and Connecticut)

The listing for Southern New England and additional gatherings in Northern and Central New England will come in a February Meet & Greet email and on Facebook around the first of the month.