Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • Join PAL & Published Coordinator Sarah Aronson for her 3-Cs: Care, Community and Creativity!   All SCBWI-Illinois Members Invited Every Monday night 7PM CST Online using Zoom--to join: If you're new to ZOOM, see TUTORIALS, at bottom.     UPCOMING SCHEDULE All events will start with ONE writing prompt (5 min writing time) and end with check in. Sarah will create a Padlet for book suggestions.   March 23:  Productivity. FIND YOUR VOICE—the fast way with PAL Kate Hannigan 2016 SCBWI GOLDEN KITE AWARD WINNER MIDDLE GRADE for The Detective's Assistant (; Little Brown, 2015)   March 30: Craft Book Discussion   April 6: BRING A QUOTE and/or a short reading to share   April 13.Doing research for NF at home with PAL Barb Rosenstock, 2019 SCBWI GOLDEN KITE AWARD WINNER YOUNG READERS NON-FICTION for Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere (Illustrated by Katerine Roy; Little Brown, 2018)   April 20: Illustrator Demo   April 27: Craft Book Discussion, 2       ZOOM TUTORIALS New to ZOOM?  Please review the following online tutorials: If you have never used Zoom, please watch these two videos to help you Zoom up to speed!   How to Download and Run Zoom:   How to set up your audio and video on Zoom.
  • Your health and that of our SCBWI-IL  community is important to us!  As we are sure most of you have heard by now, the Novel CoronaVirus has recently emerged in small but growing numbers in the U.S.  While only a handful of cases have been reported in Illinois at this time, we know that could change any day.  Therefore, we are taking great care in prevention! Please review the following precautions for in-person Networks and other events—with your help we’ll keep our SCBWI-IL and wider community healthy:
  • Read the current issue of the Prairie Wind, the newsletter of SCBWI-Illinois.
  • 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!


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

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

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