Maryland/Delaware/West Virginia Regional events

Serious about improving your craft? SCBWI's regional events provide opportunities for professional growth and help you connect with a supportive, creative community.

Creative Coaching Groups January-June 2024

Jan 01, 2024 - Jun 30, 2024

1 event

Online event

Available seats 24

This 6-month mentorship program, available only to SCBWI Premium Members, will connect you with a published mentor author or illustrator who will provide detailed written feedback on your work each month, for a total of 6 critiques. It’s up to you whether you want to submit new work each month, or revise your work and resubmit for another pass. Illustrators will also have the option to follow targeted illustration prompts. Each cohort will be capped at 3-6 participants. The pricing of our cohorts is based on the cost of the monthly mentor critiques. REGISTRATION FOR JANUARY-JUNE 2024 IS NOW CLOSED.

For Premium Members Only

It’s a Different World: A Juneteenth Panel Celebrating Black Joy

Jun 18, 2024

1 event

Online event

Unlimited seats

Juneteenth is a reminder to embrace, celebrate, and share Black joy. For writers, the holiday is a reminder that there is room in the market for more books that showcase Black joy! Today’s young Black readers want—and need—PB, MG, and YA books (fiction and nonfiction) in which they see themselves and their lives reflected on the printed page. But, from light to tough topics, how can writers pen material that steer away from stereotypical, trauma-focused material? Brianna Peppins and Kelly J. Baptist will join Lisa A. Crayton to address that question and others in this Juneteenth Panel centering Black joy. Join us as they discuss their creative journey, writing books that bring joy to Black children, pitching projects—and more! This webinar is for ANYONE who is creating books for Black children--fiction or nonfiction. Join us to learn how to maximize joy for your intended audience(s).

Standard price:$ 30
Price with membership:$ 15