Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Regional Events Calendar

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NOTE: Events shown on the calendar above are limited to events that require paid registration

Upcoming Events

(may not be shown on calendar above)

Novel CoronaVirus Measures: Until further notice, no “in-person” SCBWI regional events will be scheduled.

Online Critique meetings: Show-mo may be over for this year, but we had so much fun that we’re keeping the online critiquing going. Zoom Critique meetings open to all market categories. Links to meetings (you must be signed in on to access this page)

Monday,  9/21/20 at 7:30 pm EST

Friday, 9/25/20 at 7:30 pm EST

Monday, 10/5 at 7:30 pm EST

Saturday, 10/10 at 10:00 am EST

Monday, 10/19 at 7:30 pm EST

Saturday, 10/24 at 10:00 am EST

Monday, 11/9 at 7:30 pm EST

Saturday 11/14 at 10:00 am EST


PAL members online chat: September 27 8pm Eastern/7pm Central: Heather Montgomery will host an informal discussion focused on virtual school visits. Please email Heather at for the meeting link. 


“Donut” Miss this Graphic Novel Panel! October 29th 7:00-8:30pm (free): Meet author-illustrator, Mika Song, and her agent, Erica Rand Silverman (of Stimola Literary Studio) and hear them talk about Mika’s early graphic novel, DONUT FEED THE SQUIRRELS, and their thoughts on the growing graphic novel scene! You’ll also get a peek into Mika’s creating process including her advice on writing/submitting a script for graphic novels and how she created a compelling plot with fewer words. In the Q & A following, the panelists will be happy to answer questions about writing and illustrating graphic novels, picture books, and more! This panel is for anyone interested in writing and illustrating for kids, and particularly those with an interest in learning industry scoop about writing and/or illustrating graphic novels.
BONUS: Mika and Erica are giving away (2) portfolio reviews to illustrator registrants, and there will be door prizes for writers too! The recording of this event will be available for 1 month afterward.
Here is the link to register for the event:




Regional Conferences, Workshops and Retreats

  • Writers’ and Illustrators’ Retreats

Want to help organize a retreat in your area? Southern Breeze is an all volunteer organization. We depend on the support of our member volunteers to set up and schedule local events in our region. If you want to have a writers or illustrators’ retreat, contact your Local Liaison and work with them to set up an event that you would want to attend. No Local Liaison in your area? Volunteer! Contact our Membership Coordinator will provide you with information about the volunteer job.

Want to share your knowledge in our Conferences, Workshops, and Local Events? complete the form to propose a presentation!




Are you a children’s librarian, author or illustrator?

Do you have a children’s book signing or other children’s writing or illustrating event coming up?

Let us know about YOUR local event so we can add it to our Breezers in Your Neighborhood schedule and regional calendar!

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