SCBWI New York: West/Central Upstate


Welcome to SCBWI New York: West/Central Upstate!

Writers and illustrators spend many hours alone working on their craft. In our region, writers and illustrators can network at our Events, ShopTalk, and PAL meetings online and in-person. Thank you for popping in!

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ShopTalk Syracuse

What are your plans for the New Year? What do you need to know to take your next step toward publishing? As a group we can help each other find the answers.


Congratulations Crystal Kite Awardee Keely Hutton!

Don't Look Back: A Memoir of War, Survival, and My Journey from Sudan to America by Achut Deng and Keely Hutton. Published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, Inc. The SCBWI Crystal Kite Awards are presented annually for PAL books that represent excellence in the field of children’s literature. The Crystal Kite Awards are peer-selected and voted on by SCBWI members.


School Visits

Looking for someone to visit your school/library? Many of our traditionally published authors and illustrators work with schools and libraries to create quality programs for students.

About Us


ShopTalk Around the Region

Published [PAL] Authors & Illustrators

Membership benefits

Jump into a quick overview of the benefits that SCBWI members can enjoy.

Becoming a translator

Translation: Some Frequently Asked Questions, by Avery Udagawa

Keep in touch

To inquire about local events, awards, or opportunities, please email

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