Regional In-Person Events

SCBWI regions host a wide variety of affordable in-person events. From retreats to conferences, you'll find the perfect program for connecting with other creatives and improving your craft. Check here often to find a nearby event that fits your interests. You can also explore the Regional Virtual Events page and visit individual SCBWI Region pages for upcoming events and programming.


Be sure to follow your home region to keep up with the latest local news and activities near you. Go to your Member Home page, click the My Profile button, then the Edit My Profile button. Scroll down the page and click "Set your SCBWI home region," then click the arrow and choose your home region to add it to your profile.

Regional In-Person Events

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SCBWI Mid-Atlantic: Advanced Writers and Illustrators Working Retreat

May 31-June 2, 2024 (registration ends May 20): Seeking productivity and connection? The Mid-Atlantic SCBWI working retreat for PAL members and advanced writers and illustrators will be held at the Roslyn Event Center, a relaxing 150-acre venue on the James River. Lodging, meals, snacks, and WiFi are included, so all you need to do is focus on your work. Come alone, or you may prefer to attend with a writing partner or members of your critique group. Optional peer-led activities and social time will be offered but no outside faculty.

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SCBWI New Jersey: Words & Pictures 2

June 22, 2024 (registration opens May 22): Daylong conference for writers, illustrators, and translators includes workshops, round tables, peer mingles, keynote, fee-added critique and portfolio showcase opportunities, a light breakfast and box lunch, and post-event submission opportunities.

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SCBWI New England: Squam Lake Retreat

September 6-8, 2024 (registration ends July 21): Hello Campers! Join us September 6th-8th, 2024 for a weekend of full of nature, creative sessions, inspiration, good fun, and great company! This year's presentations and critiques will be with editor Ariel Richardson (Chronicle Books) and agent Sera Rivers (Speilburg Literary Agency). Spots are limited. Register by July 31st to secure a place and submit material for a critique.

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SCBWI Carolinas: 2024 Fall Conference

September 20-22, 2024 (registration ends September 15): Join editors, agents, art directors and fellow creatives as we develop our craft and careers together. Portfolio Fest, Pitchers Anonymous, First Pages, Meet-Ups, Intensives specifically for advanced writers, Intensives for beginning creators, online and in-person critique meetings, our weekend is packed with opportunities and fun.

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SCBWI Rocky Mountain: 2024 Letters and Lines Conference

September 28-29, 2024 (registration closes September 25): Join us in Colorful Colorado for Rocky Mountain Chapter's Letters & Lines Conference! For 2024, we have a new venue, a new menu, an amazing faculty, 30+ breakout sessions, 7 intensives, manuscript & portfolio critiques, autographs, contests, social events, and much more!