Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • 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!
  • Keep your goals on track with POWER HOUR! Join Illinois' Network and Regional Volunteers weekly. Work on your own project for 60 minutes silently, in community, to stay accountable and keep motivated with fellow members that share a common goal. Stay a few minutes after, if you like, to chat and share successes of the hour or ask questions of your Regional Volunteer Hosts!   August 08 Regional POWER HOUR Meeting ID: 915 2399 7718     August 15 with Diane O'Neill Regional POWER HOUR  Meeting ID: 915 2399 7718       August 22 with Lizzie Cooke Regional POWER HOUR   Meeting ID: 915 2399 7718       August 29 with Remi Kathawa Regional POWER HOUR   Meeting ID: 915 2399 7718       Want to become a SCBWI-IL Volunteer? Click for current needs & to reach out to your Regional Team for more opportunities.


Are you interested in writing and/or illustrating for children?

Are you a published author/illustrator, wondering what SCBWI can do for you?

Are you looking for a speaker for your bookstore, school or library? 

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