Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2022 Events

We are now the Iowa/Minnesota Region! Check out our list of 2022 Updates & News Here

Iowa/Minnesota Writers – Read about the Latest Regional Information

Something Blue – Illustrator Online Day

May 21st, 2022 on Zoom. Registration Opens on April 2, 9:00 AM


  • Lucas Elliott –  Illustrator
  • Janine Hauber Le – Literary Agent at Sheldon Fogelman Agency
  • Eugenia Mello – Illustrator
  • Kristen Nobles – Art Director at Charlesbridge
  • Jessica Saint Jean – Agent at Jill Grinberg Literary Management

Getting an Editor, Art Director, or Agent to Say I Do Retreat

August 26-28th. Registration opens on June 11, 9:00 AM

Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center, 120 Boyson Rd, Hiawatha, IA


  • Daniel Cramer – Founder and Agent at Page Turner Literary
  • Rick DeMonico – Senior Art Director at Albert Whitman & Company
  • Wendy McClure – Senior Editor at Sourcebooks

Something Borrowed – Online Nonfiction Day

September 10th, 2022 on Zoom. Registration opens on July 29, 9:00 AM

  • Courtney Code – Editor at Abrams Books
  • Danielle Collins – Editorial Assistant at Beach Lane Books
  • Tricia Lawrence – Agent at Erin Murphy Literary Agency
  • Lisa M. Bolt Simons – Author


November 12th, 2022 – Zoom Critiques


2022 Marvelous Midwest — WORK IN PROGRESS (Postponed to 2024)