Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • Game On!: Up Your Writing & Illustrating Game Saturday, November 2nd 2019 9:00am-6:00pm Wojcik Conference Center Harper College 1200 W. Algonquin Rd Palatine IL 60067 Registration begins Saturday, September 7th image by Niki Stage Click for more information
  • SCBWI-IL PAL and Published Members, please join us for a Food for Thought presentation with the fabulous Angie Gaul, Anderson’s Bookstore’s
  • The SCBWI-IL Booth Team is making plans to wow Illinois teachers and school librarians at their annual conference Illinois Reading Conference, IRC, Oct. 3-4, in Peoria.  We plan to showcase and hand-sell recently published (2017-2019) PAL books. In addition we will distribute your posters, flyers, postcards and brochures to promote your books and your school/library visits/Skype presentations. How can you make sure your book/promo materials are included? 1 By SEPTEMBER 25, 2019, mail two copies of your (2017-2019) PAL published book and any promotional material (150 copies) to Louann Brown.  Please email Louann Brown for her mailing address. 2. If you’d like to participate by doing a book signing and manning the booth, etc., please contact:  Louann Brown                                                                                                                                              3. A few authors cleverly promote themselves by offering free Skype visits, a toy that relates to their book, posters, etc.  If this sounds like something you’d like to do, contact Louann at the email posted above.
  • 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.
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  • 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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