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, May 28, 2024, Zoom and In Person

The next Syracuse Area ShopTalk is Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, Eastern Time. Picture book structure: What makes THIS book work? We’ll dissect a well-written picture book and talk about it. Bring your questions and experience and join the Discussion!

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Spring Releases

Join us in celebrating new books by our regional writers and illustrators


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.

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About Us

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ShopTalk Around the Region

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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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About Us menu artwork by Marie Sanderson,

Events menu photograph by Sandra Athans,

ShopTalk menu artwork by Kate Woodle,

PAL menu artwork by Melquea Smith,

Welcome to SCBWI New York: West/Central Upstate!

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