Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Upcoming Programs

We may have moved some of our programming online, but we’re still going strong.

Virtual Meet and Greets

Join us online for regional mixers on Mondays. Specific dates and times below.

Monday, April 24, 2023 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm: Virtual Monday Mingle: For BIPOC/Latine Creators

New England Virtual ShopTalks:

Virtual ShopTalks are coming back to New England August 2022 with one important change — they’re free!

ShopTalks are one hour workshops for SCBWI members presented by New England PAL members. Registration is free and will be open until the day of the event. The events will not be recorded.

PAL members interested in giving a paid talk should fill out their information here.

Upcoming ShopTalks:

Apr 19, 2023 5:00 PM ET: Virtual ShopTalk: Being a Creator 

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
Virtual ShopTalk: Queries, Pitches, and Everything in Between
Virtual ShopTalk: What Big Beautiful Ears You Have: Things I learned creating my first picture book
Virtual ShopTalk: GREAT BEGINNINGS – How to Hook a Reader with the First Line, First Paragraph, and First Five Pages of Your Middle Grade or Young Adult Novel
Virtual ShopTalk: New Year, New You? Tips to Help You Succeed in Your Writing Resolutions
Virtual ShopTalk: How to Launch a Kickstarter Campaign for Your Book and Hit Your Goal
Virtual ShopTalk: A How-To on Gathering Funding and Building Meaningful Curriculum for School Visits: A Collaborative Approach

Agent Editor Days:

We have two virtual agent editor days each year, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. Dates and times TBD.

2022 Fall Agent Editor Day is November 5, 2022: New England (CT, RI, MA, VT, NH, ME) | Eighth Annual New England SCBWI Agent/Editor Day

Agent Editor Days are so popular that participants are determined by lottery. Only New England Members are eligible to sign up for the lottery.

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:

Virtual Events from The Writers Loft

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.