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Virtual Coffee House

Aug 10, 2024 - Aug 31, 2024

Online event

A FREE online Summer Springboard event for SCBWI Premium Members, hosted by MD/DE/WV Critique Group Coordinator Sam Cameron. Hop on zoom to meet fellow kidlit creators and get a little accountability and cheerleading for your butt-in-chair time.

Dates and Times

Wake up your craft with the MD/DE/WV Region’s final Summer Springboard 2024 event! The virtual coffee house will be open on zoom Saturday mornings August 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2024 from 10am-11am Eastern time. 

Each session of this online event is 60 minutes long.

Registration will remain open through Saturday, August 31, 2024

Registration Details

This event is FREE to SCBWI Premium Members, but you must register to receive the zoom link. Note: if you have a current paid SCBWI membership, you are a Premium Member.

Registering in advance is highly recommended. We cannot guarantee that people who register after 10 am on the Friday before the Virtual Coffee House will receive the Zoom link for the following Satiurday.

Please note registration confirmations are no longer emailed. You can find your confirmation and the Zoom link on your member home page under Events (please check “Show this registration in My Events” when you register).

If you do not receive your registration confirmation, please email mddewv@scbwi.org with “(name of event) registration issue” in the subject line. Emails must be sent no later than 24 hours prior to an event to ensure a response.


The virtual coffee house sessions will not be recorded.

How to participate

Authors and illustrators of all experience levels, mediums, and genres are encouraged to join!

  • Click the button at the top of the page to register
  • Sign on to zoom for a few minutes of chit-chat with other creators!
  • After a little socializing, the host will set a timer for a creativity sprint. 
  • Use this time to work on any creative project OR respond to the creativity prompt provided by the host.
  • After the sprint, get a little accountability and cheerleading by reporting how your sprint went.
  • Attend any one, two, three, or all four of the sessions.
  • Coffee and/or tea is optional!


About your host

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Sam Cameron (she/her)

is the Critique Group Coordinator for the MD/DE/WV Region of SCBWI. She is also the book coach behind Truant Pen, a YA author, and high school history teacher. Sam believes that all children deserve to see themselves represented in great books. They deserve your story…and you deserve a chance to tell it!

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Questions? Email us at mddewv@scbwi.org