Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Lunch with Lin

Date(s) - 10/30/2019
11:00 am - 12:45 pm

Swan Coach House
3130 Slaton Drive NW - Atlanta, GA 30305


Want to know more about the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators?



Have a question about membership or a suggestion on how SCBWI might serve you better?



Want to meet other writers and Illustrators in the Atlanta area?






Join us at the Swan Coach House on October 30, 2019, for lunch with SCBWI co-founder and Executive Director, Lin Oliver!


We’re going Dutch, you buy your own lunch so You need to either pay $25 in advance or bring cash to cover your purchase (the restaurant won’t split the bill for a large group).  Seating is limited, so if you would like to attend please register.

Deadline to register is October 28, 2019.



Who is Lin?

Recognized as a leading voice in promoting literacy and children’s literature, Lin has a BA in English from UC Berkley, a Masters in Educational Psychology from UCLA, and has completed course work for an EdD from UCLA.  For much of her career, Lin was an executive in the film and television industry, having served as Executive Vice President of MCA Universal Studios for over 12 years. She is the writer and executive producer of over 300 episodes of television and three feature films directed at the family audience.

During her career in film and television, Lin also served as Executive Director of the SCBWI as a volunteer. Since 2000, she has not only led the SCBWI as Executive Director but simultaneously pursued her career as a children’s book author. She has published over 35 books for children, including a best-selling series about a child with learning differences that has sold over four million books. Lin’s books have appeared on the New York Times best seller list, and her work has been recognized with The Christopher Award, the National Council of Teachers of English citation, and PEN International Special Award of Recognition.


As Executive Director of SCBWI, Lin Oliver

  • – Organizes, plans, and directs the two major SCBWI national conferences
  • – Serves as the liaison with the major publishing houses
  • – Maintains close working relationships with leading professionals and executives in the field
  • – Speaks at regional, national, and international conferences on subjects ranging from the craft of creating children’s books to marketing, promotion, and sales
  • – Sets policy, reviews and creates member benefits, and establishes new initiatives to benefit our members (e.g. online book launch events, speakers bureau, community bookstore events)
  • – Establishes programs with partner organizations (such as First Book, We Need Diverse Books, and The American Library Association)


Got a question? Here’s your chance to ask!

This event is fully booked.