Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Regional Conference

New England SCBWI 2022

Friday, April 29, 2022– Sunday, May 1, 2022 (EST)


This online conference event will take place via ZOOM.


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

  • Friday evening kick-off: A Creative Conversation with Rajani LaRocca and Heidi E.Y. Stemple
  • Words of Wisdom by Jane Yolen
  • Saturday craft workshops with 26 esteemed faculty – Participate in four sessions live and watch the rest later via video archive
  • Online socials where you can meet and mingle with other attendees
  • Keynotes from Tara Lazar and John Parra
  • Live Ask-a-Mentor sessions with some of your favorite authors, illustrators, editors and agents
  • Cost: $50 for SCBWI members and $100 for nonmembers.

For #NESCBWI22 program schedule, click HERE

For #NESCBWI22 workshop descriptions, click HERE

For #NESCBWI22 faculty and keynote bios, click HERE.

Please note: Due to the limitations of a virtual format, 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, click here.

Conference directors: Juliana Spink Mills, Jim Hill, 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.

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