Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI Invite
USA Invites
Date/Time Member City Type Description
Details 06/29/2019 2:30pm Karol Ruth Silverstein Los Angeles Book Launch Longtime SCBWI member and LA region volunteer Karol Ruth Silverstein reads from, discusses, and signs her debut #ownvoices YA novel, CURSED (Charlesbridge Teen).
Details 05/18/2019 4:00pm Victoria Tashman North Hollywood Book Launch You are invited to a free kid's party filled with activities, dog petting, and a book reading by a renowned voice artist. Meet author Vicki Tashman and illustrator Wendy All and listen to their stories of writing and art. Lots of food, drink, and favors.
Details 05/26/2019 11:00am Joanna Kraus Walnut Creek Book Signing/Reading Writing from your life, reading from BLUE TOBOGGAN and BRAVO, BENNY. Geared to readers 6 and up.
Details 05/18/2019 12:30pm Amy Rebecca Tan New Canaan Book Signing/Reading Book signing event for middle grade debut A KIND OF PARADISE (HarperCollins) at an independent bookstore
District of Columbia
Details 06/07/2019 6:00pm Katia Raina Washington Book Launch YA novel launch party for CASTLE OF CONCRETE, a historical novel set in Russia about a Jewish girl falling for a boy who may be an anti-Semite. Readings, Russian songs, and a free drink for the first eighty guests! RSVP to
Details 06/22/2019 2:00pm Barbara Carroll Roberts Washington Book Signing/Reading American Library Association Annual Conference. Signing books in the Little, Brown Young Readers booth
Details 05/18/2019 2:00pm Veronica Bartles Ellicott City Free Workshop Have you ever wondered how to fracture a fairy tale? Do you have no idea what that is, but want to learn more because it sounds fun and awesome? Veronica Bartles, author of THE PRINCESS AND THE FROGS, will be leading a workshop to show you how!
Details 05/18/2019 10:00am Gordon Harris Gaithersburg Book Fair The Gaithersburg Book Festival is a celebration of the written word and its power to enrich the human experience. Our mission is to foster an interest in reading, writing and literary conversation.
Details 05/18/2019 4:00pm Barbara Carroll Roberts Gaithersburg Book Signing/Reading Speaking and signing books at the Gaithersburg Book Festival
Details 05/18/2019 1:00pm Shutta Crum Belleville Book Fair It’s a celebration of SE Michigan writing talent! Award-winning romance author (and Belleville local) Beverly Jenkins starts off the afternoon with a keynote address at 1:00 pm. From 2-4 pm browse the author fair.
New Jersey
Details 05/18/2019 2:00pm Steven A Falco Westfield Book Signing/Reading I will be signing copies of my new book, MICKEY MANTLE'S LAST HOME RUN. Everyone is invited. You will really love this fine independent bookstore. My book is a young adult novel about growing up in the 1960s and I'm sure you'll like that too.
New York
Details 06/20/2019 6:00am John W Nassivera Hudson Falls Performance Sandy Hill Farmers Market features "A Book's Lessons Set to Songs." The book, CHAIN LINKS: WE'RE BETTER TOGETHER, jumps off its pages in the actual setting of the book to create community. A free concert featuring songs composed to tell the story.
Details 06/23/2019 4:00pm Leanne Pankuch Rhinebeck Book Signing/Reading Leanne Pankuch, SCBWI member and author of DRAGON'S TRUTH, and Ashley Poston, author of HEART OF IRON and GEEKERELLA, will read and discuss their recent releases and sign books. The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is requested.
North Carolina
Details 05/11/2019 10:30am Bea Birdsong Greensboro Book Launch Book Launch Party for I WILL BE FIERCE written by Bea Birdsong and illustrated by Nidhi Chanani
Details 06/01/2019 1:00pm Amy Rebecca Tan Haverford Book Signing/Reading Book signing event for middle grade debut A KIND OF PARADISE (HarperCollins) at an independent bookstore
Details 05/15/2019 12:00am Charles Norris-Brown Bellows Falls Exhibition May 15 to June 15 2019; original illustrations from picture book DID TIGER TAKE THE RAIN? and graphic novel THUNDER BASIN.
Details 06/02/2019 2:00pm Christina June Arlington Book Launch NO PLACE LIKE HERE by Christina June publishes on May 21, 2019 and she's celebrating at her favorite indie bookstore, One More Page. Please join us for a panel with Christina June, Tiffany Schmidt, and Katy Upperman, moderated by Anna Bright.
Details 05/18/2019 1:00pm Dale Perry Ashburn Book Fair Local Author Expo at Barnes and Noble. Dale Perry, SCBWI member, will be signing and selling copies of her middle grade book, ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER BUNNY CLUB. Come on out for a hopping good time!
Details 06/13/2019 11:00am Anne Marie Pace Manassas Free Workshop Monster Bash Summer Reading Program Kickoff at Bull Run Library
International Invites
Date/Time Member City Type Description
Live Virtual Invites
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Details 05/16/2019 8:30pm John W Nassivera Performance Other (See Description) Radio broadcast interview of "Chain Links, We're Better Together" set to music featuring five songs composed by the author, John W. Nassivera, along with musicians Albert Bouchard of Blue Oyster Cult, Bob Bates, and Alan Dunham.