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 registration


Regional Conferences, Workshops and Retreats

  • Spring Mingle, Illustrator’s Day & WIK
    • Next Conference: March 13-14, 2020, Birmingham, Alabama

FIND WRITING AND ILLUSTRATING FRIENDS at our regional conferences featuring Children’s Book Industry Professionals ready to help you take your career to the next level! More information when faculty is finalized. Registration will open in December, 2019.

  • 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!


Upcoming Events

(may not be shown on calendar above)

  • September 21, 2019 1:00 pm: FREE Workshop at the Five Forks branch of the Gwinnett County Library in Lawrenceville, GA. Panel Q & A and peer critiques
  • October 5, 2019 10:30 am: FREE Workshop at Hampton Park Library, Cumming, GA. Panel “Confessions of a Kidlit Critique Group”
  • October 6, 2019 1-3:00 pm: Sunday Write-in! at Kavarna Coffee in Decatur, GA
  • October 12, 2019 10:00 am: FREE Workshop at Starland Studios, 115 W. 42nd Street, Savannah, GA 31405. author/illustrator Phyllis Tildes will share her methods and publication journey.
  • March 13-14 2020, Writing & Illustrating for Kids conference, Birmingham, AL



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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Recurring Local Events

  • Manuscript Exchange  –  Juliette Hampton Morgan Library, 245 High Street, Montgomery, AL – A monthly meeting to be held on the second Sunday of each month.
  • Open Critique groups  –  Birmingham: Night Writers and  Lunch Bunch, contact the Local Liaison for Birmingham to be notified of dates for meetings.
  • Let us know about YOUR local event!


Need a gift for that writer or illustrator in your life? Treat them to an upcoming SCBWI Southern Breeze conference!

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