SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI Invite
USA Invites
Date/Time Member City Type Description
Colorado
Details 08/24/2019 2:00pm Lija Fisher Boulder Book Launch Join Lija Fisher as she launches her next middle grade adventure novel, THE CRYPTID KEEPER! Lija will be in conversation with a special guest, Bigfoot!
Details 09/07/2019 2:00pm Lija Fisher Littleton Book Launch Join Lija Fisher as she launches her next middle grade adventure novel, THE CRYPTID KEEPER! Lija will be in conversation with a special guest, Bigfoot!
Illinois
Details 08/08/2019 8:00pm PJ Gray Chicago Performance SCBWI member PJ Gray will be storytelling at 80 Minutes Around the World--a storytelling show which features eight ten-minute stories from immigrants and allies from around the world. Hosted by multi-Moth Grand Slam winner Nestor Gomez.
Details 08/17/2019 4:00pm Patricia Toht Evanston Book Signing/Reading Authors Lori Degman and Patricia Toht invite you to a Girl Power Story Hour. Join us to celebrate Lori's new book, LIKE A GIRL, and Patricia's book, DRESS LIKE A GIRL, with their empowering messages for young girls. Story time, crafts, and more!
Details 08/18/2019 12:00pm Patricia Toht Vernon Hills Book Signing/Reading Authors Lori Degman and Patricia Toht invite you to a Girl Power Story Hour. Join us to celebrate Lori's new book, LIKE A GIRL, and Patricia's book, DRESS LIKE A GIRL, with their empowering messages for young girls. Story time, crafts, and more!
Maryland
Details 09/07/2019 11:00am Kathy MacMillan Annapolis Book Signing/Reading Signing at the Page After Page Bookstore Author Tent: Kathy MacMillan will be signing SWORD AND VERSE and DAGGER AND COIN, as well as board books NITA'S FIRST SIGNS and NITA'S DAY! Call Page After Page at (443) 840-7243 if you would like to pre-order
Details 08/03/2019 10:00am Kathy MacMillan Eldersburg Performance Little Hands Signing: Animal Signs: Sing, sign, play, and learn basic American Sign Language with Kathy MacMillan, author of NITA'S FIRST SIGNS. Free program for all ages; no registration required.
New Hampshire
Details 08/31/2019 1:00pm Michelle Reynoso Manchester Book Signing/Reading Author appearance at The Bookery for a reading and discussion on the newly released book THE LIGHT OF THE DYING, book 2 in The Girl, the Pendant and the Portal series.
Details 09/13/2019 9:00am Loretta Brady Manchester Free Workshop POC, LGBT and other underrepresented writers/ills most welcome! Hosted by member Loretta L.C. Brady (NESCBWI 2019 Windows & Mirrors nonmember winner). The workshop will include intros, critiques, & writing activities to bring diverse stories to life.
Ohio
Details 08/17/2019 1:00pm Martha Dunsky Caprarotta Lancaster Book Signing/Reading Martha signs & discusses her children’s book FIRE AND FORGIVENESS: A NUN'S TRUCE WITH GENERAL SHERMAN at Sherman's birthplace. Historical fiction depicts Civil War burning of Columbia, SC & its impact on girls in a convent school. Peacemaking theme.
Oregon
Details 09/07/2019 10:00am Dawn Babb Prochovnic Beaverton Exhibition Book Sales/Signing/Activities-- A celebration for the whole family! Come visit after the Beaverton Parade!
Details 09/19/2019 3:30pm Dawn Babb Prochovnic Portland Book Signing/Reading Pirate-themed storytime and book signing celebrating Int\'l Talk Like a Pirate Day and Where Does a Pirate Go Potty? Suitable for all ages, but especially geared for ages 4-8.
Texas
Details 09/14/2019 2:00pm P. J. (Tricia) Hoover Austin Book Launch Book Release Party for THE HIDDEN CODE! Help me celebrate the release of my newest young adult novel THE HIDDEN CODE, complete with book-themed food, delicious drinks for both kids and adults, and escape room fun for all!
Details 09/21/2019 10:30am Erik Mehlen San Antonio Book Signing/Reading Sit and Sign at The Twig Book Shop. Illustrator Erik Mehlen will be signing DID DINOSAURS HAVE DENTISTS? and new release DO PENGUINS HAVE PEDIATRICIANS? with a brief art activity and reading outside hosted by Miss Anastasia. Follow link for pre-order
Washington
Details 08/03/2019 6:00pm Samantha M Clark Lake Forest Park Book Signing/Reading Samantha M Clark, author of the Crystal Kite-winning novel THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST, is appearing with authors E. Latimer (THE STRANGE AND DEADLY PORTRAITS OF BRYONY GRAY) and Jordan Stratford (THE WOLLSTONECRAFT DETECTIVE AGENCY series).
Details 09/07/2019 2:00pm Dan Richards Redmond Book Launch Hope you can join me in celebrating my two latest picture books - ONCE UPON A GOAT and PENNY AND PENELOPE. There will be a brief presentation, reading from each book, author signing, and cupcakes!
Details 09/14/2019 2:00pm J. Anderson Coats Redmond Book Launch Please join me in celebrating the launch of my new middle grade book, THE GREEN CHILDREN OF WOOLPIT! Come for the creepy historical-ish fantasy based on real medieval chronicle accounts, stay for the ancient bargain & an eerie, dangerous Otherworld!
Details 08/08/2019 7:00pm Gabrielle K Byrne Seattle Book Launch Join us on Thursday, August 8 at 7pm for an evening with Gabrielle K. Byrne, author of Rise of the Dragon Moon, in conversation with Margaret Owen, author of The Merciful Crow.
Details 08/02/2019 5:00pm Terri Griffin Spokane Exhibition First Friday Art Walk! Start your tour of Spokane's art scene at Pottery Place Plus. Terri Grove Griffin's whimsical creatures will be taking over the guest space in the gallery.
Wisconsin
Details 08/29/2019 7:00pm Silvia Acevedo Columbus Social Gathering The fun-loving readers of Columbus’ Books & Beer book club will chat with Wisconsin author Silvia Acevedo about her newest release, GOD AWFUL REBEL. If you like books and food/drink, you’ll enjoy yourself with these fine folks.
International Invites
Date/Time Member City Type Description
Australia
Details 08/31/2019 3:30pm Robert Vescio Beecroft NSW Book Launch You’re invited to the book launch of UNDER THE SAME SKY by Robert Vescio, illustrated by Nicky Johnston and published by New Frontier Publishing. Launched By Paul Macdonald. Come along and meet the creators. There will be cake!
Canada
Details 08/04/2019 1:00pm Samantha M Clark Vancouver, British Columbia Book Signing/Reading Samantha M Clark (Crystal Kite-winning THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST) is appearing with E. Latimer (THE STRANGE AND DEADLY PORTRAITS OF BRYONY GRAY), Jordan Stratford (THE WOLLSTONECRAFT DETECTIVE AGENCY series) & Angela Ahn (KRISTA KIM-BAP).
United Kingdom - England
Details 09/07/2019 12:00am John Tarrow Bishop's Stortford Book Signing/Reading Meet The Author: John Tarrow | THE STRANGER\'S GUIDE TO TALLISTON. Drop into Waterstones to discover more of the magical labyrinth of THE STRANGER\'S GUIDE TO TALLISTON – and experience Great Dunmow’s extraordinary house & gardens.
Details 08/23/2019 6:00pm John Tarrow Great Bardfield Book Signing/Reading Free fizz and nibbles! John Tarrow will be talking about “Britain’s most Extraordinary Home” (The Times): Talliston House & Gardens and signing novels. ATTEND & WIN! Free prize draw – one guest will win a private tea and tour at the house & gardens.
Details 09/19/2019 6:30pm John Tarrow Saffron Walden Book Signing/Reading Free cheese and wine! John Tarrow will be talking about “Britain’s most Extraordinary Home” (The Times): Talliston House & Gardens and signing novels. ATTEND & WIN! Free prize draw – one guest will win a private tea and tour at the house & gardens.
United Kingdom - Scotland
Details 09/28/2019 10:30am Alan McClure Newton Stewart Book Launch Book launch for Kelpies Prize shortlisted children\'s novel CALLUM AND THE MOUNTAIN as part of the 2019 Wigtown Book Festival. Readings, discussion, chat, and (possibly!) songs.
Live Virtual Invites
Date/Time Member Type Format Description
Details 08/20/2019 9:00am John W Nassivera Performance Other (See Description) Listen to all 19 songs for CHAIN LINKS: WE\'RE BETTER TOGETHER book set to songs 7 days a week, 24 hours a day; music bringing people together through storytelling.