Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • Your SCBWI-Illinois Network Representatives invite our membership to join them in celebrating our newest Illinois Regional Advisor Emerita, Alice B. McGinty, for her many years of service to SCBWI-Illinois. MENU INCLUDES ORANGE JUICE ∙ FRESHLY BREWED COFFEE ∙ DECAF COFFEE ∙ HOT TEA COFFEE CAKE ∙ ASSORTED DANISHES ∙ TOASTED BAGELS SLICED SEASONAL FRUIT ∙ FRUIT JAMS ∙ WHIPPED BUTTER ∙ CREAM CHEESE Sorry, no allowances can be made for special diets nor allergies. SCBWI Members: $15 USD Registration begins on 20 January at 12PM CST: 
  • Join Robin Bailey Hoffman, 26-year member of the Scholastic Book Fairs Book Selection Committee, to discuss how she and her colleagues curate the assortment of books selected each season for over 110,00 Scholastic Book Fairs.  In addition, Robin and SCBWI-IL PAL & Published coordinator Sarah Aronson will chat about books, school visits, and Robin’s 28 years on the National Book Selection Committee. To register by January 8:  
  • Put your next event on SCBWInvite! SCBWInvite will allow you to list any book-related event or appearance as long as it is free of charge, related to children’s literature, and held in a public place.  Once a listing has been approved by SCBWI staff, it will be uploaded to the SCBWInvite page for everyone to browse and enjoy. Log into your Member Profile now to create your listing.  Just click SCBWInvite on the left-hand column and follow the prompts to fill in the information; SCBWI will take it from there.  For those of you looking for events to attend, you’ll find SCBWInvite under the Events tab on the SCBWI website’s main menu.   Check out SCBWInvite now! Traveling this summer?  Look up SCBWInvite events at your destination!
  • Read the current issue of the Prairie Wind, the newsletter of SCBWI-Illinois.
  • Listen to SCBWI podcasts by logging in now.
  • Enjoy international SCBWI programming from the comfort of your own home with SCBWI Webinars
  • SCBWI-IL Networks provide free, drop-in programming monthly in a city or town near you.  Writing, illustrating and diversity netwotks arr open to both members and non-members. They focus on the craft and business of children's storytelling. Come and see what our creative community is all about!


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