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.


Book Launches! Watch Southern Breezers launch their newest books on our very own YouTube channel:

Spring book launches

September book launches

November book launches

Even More 2020 book launches

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. Click here to see Zoom links to meetings (you must be signed in on to access this page)


Monday, January 11 at 7:30 pm Eastern/ 6:30 pm Central

Saturday, January 16  at 11:00 am Eastern/10:00 am Central

Saturday, January 23 at 11:00 am Eastern/ 10:00 am Central

Monday January 25 at 7:30 pm Eastern/ 6:30 pm Central


PAL members online chats: Heather Montgomery hosts informal discussions focused on topics relevant to our published members. Please email Heather at for the meeting links.

Upcoming PAL meeting dates and topics: 

October 22 at 11 AM Central/12 Eastern
  • Marketing for both books and virtual visits. 
  • Do’s and don’t for choosing an agent
November 30 at 1 PM Central/2 PM Eastern
  • Self published authors support
  • Monetizing your writing and illustrating business

December 21 at 1 PM Central/2 PM Eastern

  • Sequels
  • When your book is no longer a new release…


October 25th: Quarterly Book Launch videos due: if you have a book coming out soon (or recently released), email Heather Montgomery for details.


Liz Conrad Award entries accepted beginning November 15th: details in the Illustrators’ Lounge

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


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!

For more SCBWI events around the world, visit


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

Contact for a gift code just for you!