Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Find an Event Near You

Picture Book Power-Up
(Discussion & Critiques)
2nd Thursday
6:30-8:30 PM
Panera Bread, Westown Parkway,
West Des Moines
Liz Bedia
Illustrator Meet-up 2nd Sunday
2:00-5:00 PM
Central Iowa Dorothia Rohner
Metro Area MG/YA
Book Club
One Tuesday a Month
1:30 PM
Panera Bread, University Avenue,
West Des Moines
Jan Blazanin
Metro Area MG/YA Discussion & Critiques 3rd Thursday 6:30 PM Panera Bread, Westown Parkway, West Des Moines Brooke Van Sickle
Write in the Heart of Iowa
Critique Group
1st and 3rd Saturday
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
The Studio
Ames Public Library
Phyllis Lyte
Quad Cities
Network Meeting
One Monday a Month
6:15 PM
Books a Million (BAM),
East 53rd Street, Davenport
Connie Heckert
Cedar Rapids
Network Meeting
3rd Saturday
9:15 AM-12:00 PM
Cedar Rapids Public Library Brigitte Brulz

Kid Lit Siouxland 3 times a year Sioux City Debbie LaCroix
Iowa City
Mondays & Thursday
9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Iowa City Susan Benton

Upcoming SCBWI Events:

  • July 23, 2018; 7:00-8:00 PM; Urbandale Public Library; Author Kimberly Stuart and Laura Barbiea, Editor at Alloy Entertainment, will discuss Kimberly’s newly released book, Heartland
  • August 6, 2018; 6:30 PM; Urbandale Public Library; Authors Cindy Johnson, Katie Kennedy, Misty Palek, and illustrator Candace Camling will participate in a panel discussion on their paths to publication
  • August 11, 2018; 8:15 AM-4:30 PM; Drake University; Grow Your Picture Book Garden Conference
  • August 11, 2018; 5:00-6:00 PM; Beaverdale Books; Book Signing with authors Jill Esbaum, Charlotte Gunnufson, and Tammi Sauer
  • October 6, 2018; 8:30 AM-5:00 PM; Valley Junction; Change the World with Words Conference
  • May 3-May 5, 2019; Naperville, IL; Wild Wild Midwest Conference
  • September 7, 2019; 8:00-5:00 PM; Hiawatha; Adventures in Nonfiction Part II Conference
  • October 25-27, 2019; Prairiewoods Retreat Center; Hiawatha; Writer and Illustrator Retreat


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