SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  •   SCBWI-IL SUMMER CONFERENCE 2021 – WITH PALs SARAH ARONSON, COZBI CABRERA & ALICE McGINTY!   Registration is OPEN for the SCBWI Summer Conference! The Big Five-Oh! scholarships currently available: — BIPOC Scholarship: All expense paid tuition for Black, Indigenous, and People of color. Open through June 15. — Student Illustrator Scholarship: Conference tuition for full-time university students studying illustration. Open through June 15. — Student Writer Scholarship: Conference tuition for full-time university students in an English or creative writing program. Open through June 15. Get ready with news from the CONFERENCE BLOG!   SCBWI-IL FOOD FOR THOUGHT – SUMMER PUBLISHED MEMBER OPPORTUNITIES JUNE 19: Get an insider's perspective on sales data analysis, revenue projections, gaps in the market & MORE! — Join FFT Co-Coordinators as they host Patricia Stockland, CEO of Kind World Publishing & Consulting —Illinois Members, Click for FREE REGISTRATION with coupon 2021FFT — Follow Kind World Publishing on Twitter or Instagram — Questions about FFT? Email Rebecca Siegel or Lizzie Cooke     JUNE 15: #ReadLocalILLINOIS Blog — Ambassadors  Cozbi Cabrera, Ronni Davis Joy, Ellison, Deborah Topolski & Jennifer Wagh boost Read Local PALs using the hashtag #ReadLocalILLINOIS —Congratulations to all our Illinois members celebrating a JUNE book birthday!    SCBWI-IL NETWORK FREE PROGRAMS – SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS & BOOKSTORE COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT — JUNE 2:  Geneva Network Hosts Why and How to Build Your Visibility on Social Media by Ellen Huxtable — JUNE 9:  North Suburban Network Hosts A Look at Booked: Collection Development & Buying — FREE programs hosted by your SCBWI-IL Network Reps! — Join the event from our NETWORKS page. No registration required. — Questions about Networks? Email Deb Aronson     MONTHLY MONDAY NIGHT CHAT – NYT BESTSELLER NANCY WERLIN JUNE 28 AT 5:30PM CST —National Book Award finalist, Edgar Award winner, and NYT bestselling author! —Join Sarah Aronson as she hosts novelist Nancy Werlin, discussing her journey to her new book, Zoe Rosenthal Is Not Lawful Good —Visit Nancy’s webpage —Zoom links and information here     SCBWI DIGITAL WORKSHOPS – CHARACTERS, CHAPTER BOOKS & ATMOSPHERE —Attend these no-charge webinars for a deep-dive into craft —View the complete Digital Workshops 4.0 Schedule —Missed a webinar? View it here.   Looking for MORE upcoming SCBWI events & opportunities? Check out our JUNE CALENDAR and beyond: JUNE 1 —Rockford Network Spring 2021 Zoom Writing Craft Book Series; contact Karin Blaski —Prompt for DRAW THIS! in the INSIGHT. Share with the hashtag #SCBWIDrawThis. — Ambassador Cozbi Cabrera will boost Read Local PALs using the hashtag #ReadLocalILLINOIS JUNE 2 — Geneva Network Hosts Why and How to Build Your Visibility on Social Media by Ellen Huxtable  Join the event from our NETWORKS page. JUNE 3 —SCBWI Digital Workshops 4.0 JUNE 4 — REGISTRATION OPEN: SCBWI-IL Food For Thought for Published Members JUNE 6 — Ambassador Ronni Davis will boost Read Local PALs using the hashtag #ReadLocalILLINOIS JUNE 7 — Springfield Scribes host Backmatter & Sidebars Join the event from our NETWORKS page. JUNE 9 — North Suburban Network Hosts A Look at Booked: Collection Development & Buying. Join the event from our NETWORKS page. — Edwardsville Network; Contact Juli Caveny — Dundee Area Network Critique Night; Contact Jennifer Wagh  JUNE 10 —Chicago’s Southland Network; Contact Jim Danielson for Zoom Link —SCBWI Digital Workshops 4.0 JUNE 13 — Ambassador Joy Michael Ellison will boost Read Local PALs using the hashtag #ReadLocalILLINOIS JUNE 15 —New #ReadLocalILLINOIS Blog —SCBWI Summer Conference Scholarship Deadlines JUNE 16 — DeKalb Area Network; Contact Sarah Tobias — Fairview Heights Network; Contact Katie Otey  JUNE 17 —SCBWI Digital Workshops 4.0 JUNE 19 — SCBWI-IL Food For Thought for Published Members — Celebrate Juneteenth! JUNE 20 — Ambassador Deborah Topolski will boost Read Local PALs using the hashtag #ReadLocalILLINOIS JUNE 22 —Geneva Network; Email Janet Riehecky JUNE 24 —SCBWI Digital Workshops 4.0 JUNE 27 — Ambassador Jenny Wagh will boost Read Local PALs using the hashtag #ReadLocalILLINOIS JUNE 28 —MONTHLY MONDAY CHAT with Sarah Aronson featuring Nancy Werlin
  • Registration begins June 5.
  • 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!
  •   #KidLit Lovers Invited Monthly Last Monday Nights  NOTE TIMES BELOW     UPCOMING SCHEDULE THESE ZOOM MEETINGS ARE NOT RECORDED.  Please attend to be

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