SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI Invite
USA Invites
Date/Time Member City Type Description
Colorado
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!
Florida
Details 10/19/2019 2:00am Kristin McGlothlin Jupiter Book Launch Drawing with Whitman Art Party: Free family event--make art, listen to a story, and learn how to draw a still life & portrait. Celebrating Kristin McGlothlin’s debut middle-grade novel, DRAWING WITH WHITMAN. Enjoy yummy snacks too!
Illinois
Details 09/21/2019 10:30am Michelle Schaub Chicago Book Signing/Reading A very special storytime with Michelle Schaub, author of FINDING TREASURE and FRESH-PICKED POETRY. Join in the fun of poetry and learning how to find treasure in unexpected places at the farmer’s market!
Details 09/28/2019 7:00pm Daniel Staub Weinberg Chicago Performance The goal is to bring artists and activists together who are working with a common theme, for one unique night only. Each presenter uses 10-20 minutes to showcase their work in the medium of their choosing. I will be going as Dr. Shmooz the clown.
Details 10/26/2019 10:30am Michelle Schaub Winnetka Book Signing/Reading Calling all collectors! Story time and craft with Michelle Schaub as she shares poems and fun collections from her poetry and picture book FINDING TREASURE: A COLLECTION OF COLLECTIONS.
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 10/06/2019 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
Minnesota
Details 10/12/2019 10:00am Janet Hill St. Paul Book Fair Rain Taxi’s Twin Cities Book Festival is not only the largest, most adventurous literary event in the Upper Midwest, it is THE annual get together for devoted book lovers from the Twin Cities and beyond!
New Hampshire
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.
New Jersey
Details 09/21/2019 1:00pm Michelle Reynoso Rahway Book Signing/Reading Michelle Reynoso will perform live readings from her newest book, THE LIGHT OF THE DYING, during Culture Crawl, a one-day explosion of arts, culture, dance, and music taking place in downtown Rahway, New Jersey.
New Mexico
Details 10/04/2019 6:00pm Caroline Starr Rose Albuquerque Book Signing/Reading Join Caroline Starr Rose for the release of her latest book, A RACE AROUND THE WORLD: THE TRUE STORY OF NELLIE BLY AND ELIZABETH BISLAND.
Details 10/05/2019 2:00pm Caroline Starr Rose Albuquerque Book Signing/Reading Join Caroline Starr Rose for the release of her latest book, A RACE AROUND THE WORLD: THE TRUE STORY OF NELLIE BLY AND ELIZABETH BISLAND.
Details 10/12/2019 4:00pm Caroline Starr Rose Albuquerque Book Signing/Reading Join Caroline Starr Rose for the release of her latest book, A RACE AROUND THE WORLD: THE TRUE STORY OF NELLIE BLY AND ELIZABETH BISLAND.
North Carolina
Details 10/19/2019 12:00pm Lucy Sams Charlotte Book Signing/Reading Celebrate the publication of HEY BABY – DEJA\'S NEW ADVENTURE with an author and illustrator meet & greet, book signing, and an interactive storytelling event!
Ohio
Details 10/26/2019 4:00pm Lucy Sams Westlake Book Signing/Reading Celebrate the publication of HEY BABY – DEJA\'S NEW ADVENTURE with an author and illustrator meet & greet, book signing, and an interactive storytelling event!
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.
Details 10/16/2019 6:30pm Dawn Babb Prochovnic Portland Book Launch A Cowgirl/Pirate Potty Party to celebrate the launch of Dawn\'s latest books: WHERE DOES A COWGIRL GO POTTY? and WHERE DOES A PIRATE GO POTTY? This lively event is suitable for potty humorists and cowgirl/pirate enthusiasts of all ages.
Pennsylvania
Details 09/07/2019 10:00am Kelly Anne White York Book Signing/Reading Book signing and reading by Kelly Anne White, author of THE LEGEND OF THE FAIRY STONES, at the Enchanted Fairy Festival in Rocky Ridge County Park, York, Pennsylvania.
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 10/19/2019 2:00pm Meredith Davis Austin Book Launch Book launch for HER OWN TWO FEET: A RWANDAN GIRL'S BRAVE FIGHT TO WALK will include a presentation and slide show by author Meredith Davis and a video of her co-author Rebeka Uwitonze. Cake, snacks, and a book signing will follow.
Details 10/13/2019 2:00pm Donna Janell Bowman Austin, Book Launch Please join me for the launch celebration for KING OF THE TIGHTROPE: WHEN THE GREAT BLONDIN RULED NIAGARA. We\'ll have delectables and fun STEM activities for all ages.
Details 09/21/2019 12:00am C. Michael Morrison Grand Prairie Book Launch Join us under virtual Texas skies for a sneak peek at this fall\'s most exciting new release, HANNAH GOODHEART AND THE GUARDIAN OF TIME.
Details 10/19/2019 9:00am Barbara Carroll Roberts Pasadena Book Fair TWEENS READ 2019. Speaking and signing books at this annual Tween event in Houston.
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
Utah
Details 09/23/2019 6:00pm Sofiya Pasternack Provo Book Launch Best-selling author Kwame Alexander and debut novelist Sofiya Pasternack team up for an evening you won’t forget. We will be giving away free books to Provo City Library cardholders between the ages of 8 and 14!
Virginia
Details 09/21/2019 10:00am Kelly Anne White Stuart Book Signing/Reading Book signing and reading by Kelly Anne White, author of THE LEGEND OF THE FAIRY STONES, at the Virginia Faery Festival hosted by Spirithaven in Stuart, Patrick County, Virginia.
Washington
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!
International Invites
Date/Time Member City Type Description
Canada
Details 09/26/2019 6:30pm Amelinda Berube Toronto Book Signing/Reading Join Rebecca Schaeffer and Amelinda Bérubé as they launch their new books, ONLY ASHES REMAIN and HERE THERE ARE MONSTERS. A discussion about monsters, the horror genre, and creating complex characters will be followed by a Q&A session and a signing.
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 09/06/2019 12:00am Marisa Noelle Guildford Book Launch THE SHADOW KEEPERS book launch and signing
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 10/01/2019 12:00am Michelle Reynoso Book Fair Other (See Description) Oct 1-6: Michelle Reynoso / author participant for the YA Scavenger Hunt, offering fans an opportunity to see the latest and greatest in YA literature. During the hunt, fans get exclusive bonus material & access to insider info, prizes & giveaways.
Details 10/04/2019 12:00am John W Nassivera Book Launch Other (See Description) Goodreads Giveaway Book Set to Songs, "Chain Links, We're Better Together" by John W. Nassivera. Music brings people together. This middle grade eBook features 19 original songs to enhance the readers experience. Sept. 5 - Oct. 4