Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Events - 18 Mar 23

Date/Time Event
03/18/2023 - 04/15/2023
12:00 am
Read Local Registration
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Online Informal Critique Groups

Upcoming Events

**NEW** Spring Mingle 2023, a region-wide, in-person conference will be held in Atlanta on March 25, 2023. Registration is open! Click here to find out all the conference details and register!



In addition . . . 

Monthly events and events hosted by our Local Liaisons are also being planned for 2023. Check the calendar on the website’s home page, the members’ only page, and read your Tradewinds newsletter the first Wednesday of each month to keep informed about these.

As an SCBWI member, you also have access to online events held by SCBWI regions around the world.

And, SCBWI is hosting events online. From free webinars to targeted workshops to full conferences, check “SCBWI Digital” and “Events” in the main menu at


Ongoing Online Resources

Online Critique Groups: Join us for monthly Zoom critique meetings open to all genres and all writers, whether new or experienced. Click here to see Zoom links to meetings (you must be signed in on to access this page)


Published Members online chats: Our co-PAL Coordinators Shelli R. Johannes and Shanda McCloskey host meetings and discussions focused on relevant topics for PAL members and FULL members. Please email Shanda at to receive the email newsletter if you don’t already.


Illustrators: Click here to go to the Illustrators’ Lounge for the most up-to-date information about programs especially for you!


Writing Mentorships: Many thanks to Jo Kittinger for developing and running the writing mentorship program for many, many years. She is taking a well-earned rest from this volunteer position, and the region is taking a rest from offering writing mentorships in 2023. If you are interested in organizing mentorships for 2024, please let us know at This hiatus also gives us a chance to consider how this program might be restructured for the future, so if you have ideas, we’d love to hear them.



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