Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • We had a wonderful time talking about writing and illustrating books for kids this past weekend! A HUGE thank you to our fabulous speakers: Maria T. Middleton, Linda Camacho, Sarah Jane Abbott, and Jessixa Bagley! Their knowledge and insight exceeded all expectations. And another GIANT thank you to our fantastic team: Eileen Boggess, Liz Bedia, and Dorothia Rohner! We couldn't have had such a great experience without all your hard work and planning. Don't miss out on our next retreat coming in 2021. It will be well worth it!
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Writing can seem like an individual sport, but it truly takes a team. Our region offers state-wide
conferences and local events that feature lessons on craft; industry advice; and connections to great agents, art directors, editors, and authors. Most importantly, you’ll have the opportunity to meet (Read More)

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2020 News & Events

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Think and Wonder, Wonder and Think - Spring Conference April 24-26, 2020 With: Sara Sargent - Editor with Random House Semadar Megged - Art Director Trisha de Guzman - FSG/Macmillan Adria Goetz - Agent with Martin Literary Natascha Morris - Agent with Bookends Literary Katie Kennedy - Author Cindy Johnson - Author Lisa Morlock - Author Rahele Jomepour Bell - Illustrator At: West Des Moines Marriott, West Des Moines, IA
Webinar Opportunity: Save the Cat for Novels with Jessica Brody Tuesday, June 2nd through Zoom.  
Non-Fiction Day September 12th, 2020 More Information to Come    
October 30-November 1, 2020
Prairiewoods Retreat Center, Hiawatha, IA