SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Late Feb – Early March Meet and Greets in New England

BREAKING NEWS, SCBWI members:

We’ve had some late additions to the Meet & Greet calendar—and they’re scheduled for this week! Plus, there are some early gatherings for March that are coming right up, so mark your calendars.

We’re currently gathering the complete list of March Meet & Greets, so expect that around the first of the month.

Meet & Greets are social gatherings where you can mix and mingle with other writers and illustrators.

The list is organized by sub-region: Southern (Connecticut and Rhode Island), Central (Massachusetts), and Northern (Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont).

Please note: this is not a complete list, and 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 Shawn at northernnera@nescbwi.org or Kris at centralnera@nescbwi.org.

Unless specifically requested, RSVPs are not required. Contact information is provided primarily for questions.

We hope to see you at one (or more) of these events!

Shawn Anderson
Co-Regional Advisor SCBWI
Northern New England

 

SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND (Rhode Island and Connecticut)

RECENTLY ADDED — THIS EVENT IS TOMORROW!
Greater Hartford (Farmington, CT)
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Time: 6:30pm–8:30pm
Place: 25 Arts Center Lane, Avon, CT, walk to the far end of the long Arts Center building and go upstairs to Studio 11B.
Theme:  Story Openings: Bring the first paragraph of your WIP on paper, without title or your name. We’ll read them out anonymously, discussing the impact of our first sentences/paragraphs and how well they work in terms of hook and in giving us clues as to genre and world setting. Food and drink welcome. Even if you don’t want to share, come to socialize!
Contact: Christy Yaros at southara@nescbwi.org

RECENTLY ADDED — THIS EVENT IS THIS WEEK!
Rhode Island (Providence, RI)

Date: Friday, February 28
Time: 6:00pm–8:00pm
Place: Urban Greens Co-op, 93 Cranston Street, Providence, RI — in the Community Room
Contact: Please RSVP to Jacqueline at sophiaJacqueline24@gmail.com — also email if you need any help arranging transportation.

EARLY MARCH EVENT — THIS IS NEXT WEEK!
Western Connecticut (Bethel, CT)

Date: Wednesday, March 5
Time: 7:00pm–8:30pm
Place: Molten Java Coffee House, 213 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, CT.
Theme: No agenda. Just get to know each other! This is a casual social gathering to discuss all things writing, illustrating, and publishing. Feel free to spread the word to all writers and illustrators in the area.
Contact: Please RSVP to Joyce at joyce.schriebman@gmail.com, so that we can plan for space.

Connecticut (Westport, CT)
Date: Monday, March 16
Time: 6:30pm–8:00pm
Place: 190 Main, 190 Main Street, Westport CT (Across from TD Bank, next to Veteran’s Green)
Theme: This is a casual, social event open to all writers and illustrators at all levels.
Contact: Please feel free to invite others. For questions, please email Michaela at mmaccoll@optonline.net

 

CENTRAL NEW ENGLAND (Massachusetts)

More to come in the complete March listing.

 

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

EARLY MARCH EVENT — MEETING NEXT WEEK!
Upper Valley – New Hampshire (Lebanon, NH)
Date: Thursday, March 5
Time: 6:30pm–8:00pm
Place: Lebanon Salt Hill (in the Galway Room or in the main pub), 2 W Park St, Lebanon, NH 03766
Theme: Let’s chat about any writing goals for 2020!
This is a casual social gathering to discuss all things writing, illustrating, and publishing. Feel free to spread the word to all writers and illustrators in the area.
Contact: Please RSVP to Emma at emmalucy@gmail.com, so that we can plan for space.