Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Upcoming Programs

We may have moved online, but we’re still going strong.

Virtual Meet and Greets

Join us online for regional mixers every Monday.

Monday, November 30, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm: Virtual Monday Mingle: General

There will be no meetups in December. We will start up again in January.

New England Virtual ShopTalks:

ShopTalks are $10, one hour workshops for SCBWI members presented by New England PAL members, which are presented on Tuesday nights, from 7–8 pm ET, around every three weeks. Registration opens about three weeks before the event and is open until the day of the event. The events are only shown live so please don’t sign up if you know you can’t attend at that time.

PAL members interested in being paid to give a talk should fill out their information here .

Past ShopTalks:

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Virtual ShopTalk: Book Marketing in the Time of COVID-19 with Valerie Bolling
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Virtual ShopTalk: The Revision Checklist with Lisa Papademetriou
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Virtual ShopTalk: Making Picture Books: An Illustrator's Perspective with Gina Perry
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Virtual ShopTalk: Soaring into Marketing with a Debut Group
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Virtual ShopTalk: I Love It, But….The Author-Editor Tango with Lesléa Newman
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Virtual ShopTalk: It's Always Time for Rhyme! with Janet Lawler

Upcoming ShopTalks:

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Virtual ShopTalk: When Two is Better Than One—The Benefits of Co-authorship with Corinne Demas and Artemis Roehrig

More to come in 2021!!

Fall Agent Editor Days:

Agent/Editor Day for Picture Books and Picture Book Dummies – September 26

Agent/Editor Day for Novels (MG & YA) and Chapter Books – November 7

SCBWI Programming:

SCBWI Digital Workshops:   Free events being offered by the SCBWI to members. Registration is required.

SCBWI Digital Workshop Archive:   If you miss the live event (above), you can still watch it the replay for 1 month.

SCBWI Connects:  Remote teaching and learning resources

Regional Webinars:  This is a directory of events by different regions that are open to New England Members.

In addition to those SCBWI events and activities, there are other groups and individuals with offerings:

Writer’s Workshop with AC Gaughen:

Virtual Events from The Writers Loft

Julie Hedlund is also offering workshops. Some free, some paid:

Highlights is also offering some online workshops:

If you are aware of other events and activities in New England, please let us know and we would be happy to publicize them.