Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators


New England is fortunate to have so many active PAL (published and listed) members activity involved. Here are some ways we are trying to give back:

PAL Coordinators – NESCBWI is currently in the process of finding PAL Coordinators to run programs in our sub-regions. We were recently excited to add Jessica Bayliss to the team as the coordinator for Southern New England. CT and RI PAL members can contact Jessica at For more information about volunteering as a PAL Coordinator, click here.

Shoptalks – ShopTalks are FREE one-hour workshops by published NESCBWI members. These workshops are requested and run by local critique-group leaders, but are open to the public since they are held at local libraries. PAL members who would like to present a talk should fill out this form:  If a critique group leader requests the talk, the PAL member will be contacted by a Regional Advisor.

Read Local – NESCBWI wants to celebrate the new books of our PAL authors with our Read Local. If you are a SCBWI member, you can send your information to PAL Coordinator Jessica Bayliss at (subject: Read Local). Please include a cover photo, release date, publishing company, genre, and a buy link for the book.

We are always looking to add more opportunities. If you have ideas, don’t hesitate to reach out to our PAL Coordinator and Regional Team!