SCBWI Western Washington

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Welcome to SCBWI Western Washington!

SCBWI Western Washington (SCBWI WWA) is a regional chapter of SCBWI International. Our region reaches from our northern border edging Canada's British Columbia province to our southern border abutting Oregon. We extend between the Cascade Range and the Pacific Ocean.


I Could Never Work with My Husband: How We Created A Graphic Novel with Jessixa and Aaron Bagley

Join us to hear from the wonderfully talented, warm, and funny children’s book duo, Jessixa and Aaron Bagley! They will share the evolution of their artistic partnership and creation of their forthcoming debut middle grade graphic novel, DUEL. Learn the basics of creating graphic novels, some helpful tips, and the ins and outs of collaboration.


In-Person NaNo-Prep Write-in/Sketch-in with Julie Artz!

We're thrilled to be back for a fall in-person write-in/sketch-in at the Bellevue Library on Sunday, October 15, 1-4 pm. Join us for an afternoon of creativity, catching up with friends, and, of course, plenty of time for writing and sketching. Book Coach Julie Artz will help you prep for NaNoWriMo with a 30-minute “Essential Scenes” talk before we dive into a series of Pomodoro-style writing/sketching sprints. Bring yourself and your writing/sketching materials and join the fun. Spaces are limited for this free event, so please register today!


Autumn Inside Story 2023

Inside Story is a biannual zoom event where authors and illustrators from the Western Washington Region get to share about their newly published books. Instead of sharing the plot of the story, the creators will share short trivia and behind-the-scenes info about their books, giving the audience a glimpse into their creative process.


2023-24 Advisory Committee


Upcoming Events


Equity and Inclusion

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

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