SCBWI

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, October 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm: Virtual Monday Mingle: For BIPOC Creators


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, the 4th Tuesday of every month. 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 giving a paid talk should fill out their information here.

Upcoming ShopTalks:

No Events

Past ShopTalks:

Virtual ShopTalk: Book Marketing in the Time of COVID-19 with Valerie Bolling
Virtual ShopTalk: The Revision Checklist with Lisa Papademetriou
Virtual ShopTalk: Making Picture Books: An Illustrator’s Perspective with Gina Perry
Virtual ShopTalk: Soaring into Marketing with a Debut Group
Virtual ShopTalk: I Love It, But….The Author-Editor Tango with Lesléa Newman
Virtual ShopTalk: It’s Always Time for Rhyme! with Janet Lawler
Virtual ShopTalk: When Two is Better Than One—The Benefits of Co-authorship with Corinne Demas and Artemis Roehrig
Virtual ShopTalk: What to Expect When You’re Self-Publishing with Katie L. Carroll
Virtual ShopTalk: KNOW THYSELF: Acknowledging your Unique Voice in Nonfiction While Keeping to the Facts with Dana Meachen Rau


Agent Editor Days:

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 12:00 am: Agent/Editor Day for Novels (MG/YA), Chapter Books, and Picture Books/Dummies–Lottery Sign Up 


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: here

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.