Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

New England SCBWI Spring Conference – April 28 – April 30, 2023

Date(s) - Friday, April 28, 2023 - Sunday, April 30, 2023
12:00 am

Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place
1 Monarch Place - Springfield, MA 01144



You’re cordially invited to attend #NESCBWI23 Spring Conference. We are back in Springfield, MA IN PERSON.


When: April 28–April 30, 2023

Where: Springfield Monarch Hotel: Hotel in Downtown Springfield, MA | Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel (

Registration opens on March 6, 2023. 

$325.00 for SCBWI members and $450 for nonmembers for the full weekend. Schedule will be posted soon.

Please note: In the interest of this being the first conference back in person, and wanting to maintain social distancing protocol, we will not be offering critiques and consultations or post-event submission opportunities as part of the conference event this year. For information on other New England events offering critique opportunities this spring, please check back soon.

Please join your fellow authors and illustrators for a weekend of craft and camaraderie. Highlights will include:

  • Friday evening kick-off:
  • Saturday craft workshops with 42 esteemed faculty
  • Socials where you can meet and mingle with other attendees
  • Keynotes from Christopher Denise and Cory McCarthy
  • Peer Critiques
  • Live Ask-a-Mentor sessions with some of your favorite authors, illustrators, editors and agents

For #NESCBWI23 program schedule, click HERE. (this link will be live soon).

Conference directors: Jim Hill, Elaine Gencarelli, and Central RA Kris Asselin

Questions? Email


NOTE: All NESCBWI conference activities are geared for adult writers and/or illustrators, 18 years of age or older.

Please read the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy.

You will NOT be able to register for the Conference until you have done so.

If you have any concerns at the Conference, please speak to a member of our Safety Team:
Regional Advisors (RAs) – Stacy Mozer, Shawn Anderson, and Kristine Asselin

Blogging & Recording Policy

By registering for this conference, you acknowledge that audio taping, video taping and/or transmitting or aiding in any of the foregoing of any part of the conference (including, but not limited to, presentations, individual sessions and networking events) is prohibited. Additionally, the material in all handouts and presentations is copyrighted and may not be reprinted, blogged, written, orally transmitted, and/or reproduced without written permission of the copyright holder only. If you are found in violation of the above, SCBWI reserves the right to remove you from the conference and bar you from attending future conferences.

While we think it’s great when bloggers share thoughts about their overall experience, offer a personal anecdote, and/or briefly talk about something that resonated with them, it is equally important that bloggers not give away that which is not theirs to give. The fair use policy issued by SCBWI above refers to speakers’ rights, authors’ rights, and illustrators’ rights, under any circumstances, and it pertains to the content of our speakers’ talks, workshops, and/or handouts. This falls into the category of protecting intellectual property. Again, personal impressions, a quote that is cited, and/or a general overview would be considerate. However, it would be a breach of copyright law to give away a detailed report of a presenter’s material. Thank you in advance for taking this policy into account. Your professionalism is greatly appreciated.

If you’d like to learn more about the National SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), click here.