Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • CLICK HERE FOR OFFICIAL EVENT INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION. Also, check out the interviews with our amazing faculty members here.
  • SCBWI Author Panel at Upcoming Des Moines Book Festival! Please join us for an SCBWI panel at 1:00 on Saturday, March 30 at the Des Moines Book Festival at the Capital Square in downtown Des Moines. At 1 p.m. there will be a session on Writing for Children: An insider’s look at the KidLit market—from picture books, to middle grade, and young adult novels. Authors will share tips and advice on finding your story and getting it to the right audience. Bring your questions and learn how the Iowa Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators can help you succeed in the world of children’s publishing. Panelists Include: [gallery columns=
  • ADVENTURES IN NONFICTION WORKSHOP PART II September 7, 2019 Early Bird registration will be July 20-August 3 Speakers: Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Author Miranda Paul, Author Carolyn Yoder, Senior Editor, Calkins Creek Books  
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2019 News & Events

Iowa Writers Blog- March Edition

Marvelous Midwest Conference

May 3-5, 2019

Naperville, IL

Adventures in Nonfiction Workshop: Part II Early Bird registration will be July 20-August 3 September 7, 2019 with: Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Author- Miranda Paul, Author- Carolyn Yoder, Senior Editor, Calkins Creek Books at: Hiawatha Community Center, Hiawatha, IA
Autumn Prairie Retreat-Illustration ~Transform Your Pictures and Words- October 25 - 27, 2019- with: Maria Middleton, Art Director, Candlewick Press- Jessixa Bagley- Author/Illustrator and Autumn Prairie Retreat-Writing ~Transform Your Pictures and Words- with: Linda Camacho, Agent, Prospect Agency- Sarah Jane Abbott, Assistant Editor, Simon & Schuster at: Prairiewoods Retreat Center, Hiawatha, IA