SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI Invite
USA Invites
Date/Time Member City Type Description
Alaska
Details 07/19/2019 4:00pm Matthew Lasley Fairbanks Book Signing/Reading Book signing and reading with activities.
Details 07/20/2019 9:00am Matthew Lasley Fairbanks Book Signing/Reading Signing books at the Golden Days Street Fair.
California
Details 07/20/2019 10:30am Janice Robinson-Celeste Los Angeles Book Signing/Reading Join author and early childhood specialist Janice Robinson-Celeste as she reads her new book Big Kid at Children’s World Books. Her board book empowers young children and helps them to be brave while they learn pre-reading skills through repetition.
Details 07/03/2019 7:00pm Karol Ruth Silverstein Pasadena Book Signing/Reading Joint event with Karol Ruth Silverstein, author of CURSED, and Chris Baron, author of ALL OF ME. Two teens who sometimes feel like their bodies are the enemy. Two debut SoCal authors. Two unforgettable books.
Colorado
Details 07/14/2019 2:00pm Jean Reidy Boulder Book Launch Calling readers young and old! Come help me celebrate my latest picture book, TRUMAN (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster) with reading, games, prizes, autographs and - of course - sprinkled donuts!!
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!
Illinois
Details 07/16/2019 10:30am Malayna Evans Chicago Book Signing/Reading Join children’s book author Malayna Evans for a special OI Centennial edition of Secret of the Mummies! Help our heroes, Jagger and Aria Jones, discover artifacts featured in the book inside the museum galleries. Plus a reading, book signing, and more.
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 07/21/2019 6:00pm Carolyn Armstrong Northbrook Book Signing/Reading The Kindness Connection is hosting a Read-A-thon with an amazing lineup of authors. This day also kicks off a partnership with Bernie\'s Book Bank located in the shopping mall. For ages 12+. My reading is at 6pm, but there\'s also 11 am and 1pm.
Kentucky
Details 07/08/2019 7:00pm Nell KT Campbell Lexington Social Gathering QUERYPALOOZA! - Our icebreaker gathering! Bring a query letter for your finished manuscript or work in progress, a sample portfolio of your illustrations, or a short summary of your work.
Louisiana
Details 07/10/2019 6:00pm Denise Gallagher Lafayette Lecture \"A Teaspoon and a Bit of String: On Writing and Illustrating for Children with Denise Gallagher.\" Denise Gallagher will read from her current work-in-progress and discuss her journey, processes, and inspiration.
Maryland
Details 07/08/2019 6:00pm Kathy MacMillan Annapolis Book Signing/Reading Kathy MacMillan will be signing SHE SPOKE, NITA'S FIRST SIGNS, LITTLE HANDS AND BIG HANDS, SWORD AND VERSE, and DAGGER AND COIN! Purchase a book and receive 20% off your yogurt purchase! All book sales support Deaf Camps, Inc.'s scholarship fund.
Details 07/24/2019 6:00pm Kathy MacMillan Catonsville Book Signing/Reading Kathy MacMillan will be signing SHE SPOKE, NITA'S FIRST SIGNS, LITTLE HANDS AND BIG HANDS, SWORD AND VERSE, and DAGGER AND COIN! Purchase a book and receive 20% off your yogurt purchase! All book sales support Deaf Camps, Inc.'s scholarship fund.
Details 07/02/2019 1:00pm Kathy MacMillan Chester Book Signing/Reading Kathy MacMillan will be signing SHE SPOKE, NITA'S FIRST SIGNS, LITTLE HANDS AND BIG HANDS, SWORD AND VERSE, and DAGGER AND COIN! Purchase a book and receive 20% off your yogurt purchase! All book sales support Deaf Camps, Inc.'s scholarship fund.
Details 07/17/2019 6:00pm Kathy MacMillan Edgewater Book Signing/Reading Kathy MacMillan will be signing SHE SPOKE, NITA'S FIRST SIGNS, LITTLE HANDS AND BIG HANDS, SWORD AND VERSE, and DAGGER AND COIN! Purchase a book and receive 20% off your yogurt purchase! All book sales support Deaf Camps, Inc.'s scholarship fund.
Details 07/06/2019 10:00am Kathy MacMillan Eldersburg Performance Little Hands Signing: Transportation Signs: Sing, sign, play, and learn basic American Sign Language Kathy MacMillan, author of NITA'S FIRST SIGNS. Free program for all ages; no registration required.
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.
Details 07/11/2019 5:00pm Kathy MacMillan Lanham Book Signing/Reading Kathy MacMillan will be signing SHE SPOKE, NITA'S FIRST SIGNS, LITTLE HANDS AND BIG HANDS, SWORD AND VERSE, and DAGGER AND COIN! Purchase a book and receive 20% off your yogurt purchase! All book sales support Deaf Camps, Inc.'s scholarship fund.
Michigan
Details 07/09/2019 6:30pm Rhonda Gowler Greene Bloomfield Township Lecture In celebration of Apollo 11\'s 50th anniversary, Rhonda Gowler Greene will tell the story of the first Moon landing with a fun PowerPoint presentation (over 300 images!). Book signing to follow for her latest book-, THE FIRST MEN WHO WENT TO THE MOON.
Details 07/10/2019 4:30pm Rhonda Gowler Greene Charlevoix Lecture In celebration of Apollo 11\'s 50th anniversary, Rhonda Gowler Greene will tell the story of the first Moon landing with a fun PowerPoint presentation (over 300 images!). Book signing to follow for her latest book-, THE FIRST MEN WHO WENT TO THE MOON.
Details 07/01/2019 6:30pm Rhonda Gowler Greene Livonia Lecture In celebration of Apollo 11\'s 50th anniversary, Rhonda Gowler Greene will tell the story of the first Moon landing with a fun PowerPoint presentation (over 300 images!). Book signing to follow for her latest book, THE FIRST MEN WHO WENT TO THE MOON.
Details 07/08/2019 2:00pm Rhonda Gowler Greene Tecumseh Lecture In celebration of Apollo 11\'s 50th anniversary, Rhonda Gowler Greene will tell the story of the first Moon landing with a fun PowerPoint presentation (over 300 images!). Book signing to follow for her latest book-, THE FIRST MEN WHO WENT TO THE MOON.
Minnesota
Details 07/13/2019 6:30pm Barbara Carroll Roberts Little Canada Book Signing/Reading Reading and signing NIKKI ON THE LINE (with Peter Pearson, HOW TO WALK YOUR DUMP TRUCK)
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.
North Carolina
Details 07/27/2019 2:00pm Gillian McDunn Davidson Book Fair Main Street Books presents Heck YA! a book festival for young readers. Join us with 17 authors of middle grade and young adult fiction for an afternoon of campy literary delight. Free registration required.
Pennsylvania
Details 07/13/2019 4:00pm Karol Ruth Silverstein Philadelphia Book Launch Philly-born debut author Karol Ruth Silverstein\'s East Coast launch for her #ownvoices YA novel, CURSED. Reading, discussion, and signing.
Details 07/15/2019 6:00pm Karol Ruth Silverstein Philadelphia Book Signing/Reading Philly-born author Karol Ruth Silverstein reads, signs and discusses her debut #ownvoices YA novel, CURSED.
Details 07/20/2019 11:00am Ashley Franklin Philadelphia Book Signing/Reading Uncle Bobbie's welcomes kids author Ashley Franklin for a read-aloud and book signing of Not Quite Snow White. Come join us for what is going to be an awesome family event!
Texas
Details 07/07/2019 12:00pm Amy Bearce San Antonio Book Signing/Reading Amy Bearce will be signing copies of her newest book, SHORTCUTS, at the Twig Book Shop from 12-2. Visitors are welcome to stop by Amy's table to ask questions about her books, writing, or publishing. SHORTCUTS is best for 5th-8th grade and up.
Details 07/31/2019 11:00am Susan Langlois The Woodlands Book Signing/Reading Book reading following by a book signing.
Virginia
Details 07/01/2019 7:00pm Kathy MacMillan Alexandria Performance Once Upon a Sign: Bring the whole family (and your fairy godmother too) for American Sign Language stories, songs, and fun with Kathy MacMillan, author of NITA'S FIRST SIGNS.
Details 07/01/2019 10:30am Kathy MacMillan Annandale Performance Once Upon a Sign: Bring the whole family (and your fairy godmother too) for American Sign Language stories, songs, and fun with Kathy MacMillan, author of NITA'S FIRST SIGNS.
Details 07/14/2019 2:00pm Ann McCallum-Staats Arlington Book Launch Starting with a short film by award-winning James Theres, event will include a panel of incredible female soldiers featured in Ann McCallum Staats' new book, WOMEN HEROES OF THE US ARMY. A book and DVD signing follow, with all proceeds going to the Memorial.
Details 07/10/2019 10:30am Kathy MacMillan Burke Performance Once Upon a Sign: Bring the whole family (and your fairy godmother too) for American Sign Language stories, songs, and fun with Kathy MacMillan, author of NITA'S FIRST SIGNS.
Details 07/18/2019 2:30pm Kathy MacMillan Burke Performance Once Upon a Sign: Bring the whole family (and your fairy godmother too) for American Sign Language stories, songs, and fun with Kathy MacMillan, author of NITA'S FIRST SIGNS.
Details 07/18/2019 7:00pm Kathy MacMillan Centreville Performance Once Upon a Sign: Bring the whole family (and your fairy godmother too) for American Sign Language stories, songs, and fun with Kathy MacMillan, author of NITA'S FIRST SIGNS.
Details 07/09/2019 10:30am Kathy MacMillan Chantilly Performance Once Upon a Sign: Bring the whole family (and your fairy godmother too) for American Sign Language stories, songs, and fun with Kathy MacMillan, author of NITA'S FIRST SIGNS.
Details 07/23/2019 2:30pm Kathy MacMillan Fairfax Performance Once Upon a Sign: Bring the whole family (and your fairy godmother too) for American Sign Language stories, songs, and fun with Kathy MacMillan, author of NITA'S FIRST SIGNS.
Details 07/09/2019 2:30pm Kathy MacMillan Falls Church Performance Once Upon a Sign: Bring the whole family (and your fairy godmother too) for American Sign Language stories, songs, and fun with Kathy MacMillan, author of NITA'S FIRST SIGNS.
Details 07/01/2019 2:30pm Kathy MacMillan Herndon Performance Once Upon a Sign: Bring the whole family (and your fairy godmother too) for American Sign Language stories, songs, and fun with Kathy MacMillan, author of NITA'S FIRST SIGNS.
Details 07/16/2019 2:30pm Kathy MacMillan Lorton Performance Once Upon a Sign: Bring the whole family (and your fairy godmother too) for American Sign Language stories, songs, and fun with Kathy MacMillan, author of NITA'S FIRST SIGNS.
Details 07/23/2019 10:30am Kathy MacMillan McLean Performance Once Upon a Sign: Bring the whole family (and your fairy godmother too) for American Sign Language stories, songs, and fun with Kathy MacMillan, author of NITA'S FIRST SIGNS.
Details 07/16/2019 10:30am Kathy MacMillan Oakton Performance Once Upon a Sign: Bring the whole family (and your fairy godmother too) for American Sign Language stories, songs, and fun with Kathy MacMillan, author of NITA'S FIRST SIGNS.
Details 07/10/2019 2:30pm Kathy MacMillan Vienna Performance Once Upon a Sign: Bring the whole family (and your fairy godmother too) for American Sign Language stories, songs, and fun with Kathy MacMillan, author of NITA'S FIRST SIGNS.
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 07/10/2019 6:30pm Barbara Bentler Ullman Redmond Book Launch Launch Party for B.B. Ullman’s new action-packed middle grade science fiction thriller, BAD ORDER! Some reading, some explaining, some Q&A, some book signing!
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.
Details 07/16/2019 6:30pm Silvia Acevedo Muskego Free Workshop Wisconsin author Silvia Acevedo presents on CREATING COMPELLING CHARACTERS @ Muskego Public Library following her latest release, the snake-themed GOD AWFUL REBEL. July 16 is World Snake Day, but Silvia promises to NOT bring any serpents with her. :)
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).
India
Details 07/17/2019 9:00am Nomita Khanna Ludhiana Free Workshop Creative writing workshop for children (12+) where they will be introduced to the tools they need to express themselves creatively. By the end of the workshop, each child will have created a pictorial story of his/her own.
Details 07/29/2019 12:00am Nomita Khanna Ludhiana Free Workshop A 2-hour writing workshop for children (11+) where they will be introduced to the tools they need to express themselves creatively. By the end of the workshop, each child will have created a pictorial story of his/her own.
United Kingdom - England
Details 07/12/2019 4:00pm Clemency Crow Brigg Book Launch To celebrate the launch of TAKING WING, come along to a session of birdie crafts and book-related fun! The book is written for children 10-13 years, although it is gritty enough to be enjoyed by adults as well.
Details 07/25/2019 6:00pm Gillian Stewart London Book Launch Empowering Teens in YA: Lucy Powrie, Kate Mallinder, Alexandra Sheppard, and Gill Stewart. Sitting down with award-winning book blogger Michelle Toy, the panel will explore the topic of empowering teens in YA.
Details 07/25/2019 6:00pm John Tarrow London Book Signing/Reading Join John Tarrow (THE STRANGER\'S GUIDE TO TALLISON), Eoin Colfer (ARTEMIS FOWL) and other YALC authors at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore for a meet and greet! There will be books, chat, and nibble merriment!
Details 07/18/2019 7:00pm John Tarrow Ware Book Signing/Reading John Tarrow reading & signing at The Book Nook. Author John Tarrow will be talking about and signing copies of his new fantasy adventure novel, THE STRANGER\'S GUIDE TO TALLISON. Plus: there’s cheese and wine!
United Kingdom - Scotland
Details 07/03/2019 6:30pm Sylvia Hehir Edinburgh Book Launch Book launch of YA thriller SEA CHANGE
Details 07/19/2019 5:00pm Alison Page Isle of Arran Book Launch New SCBWI member Alison Page is officially launching her 2nd Corrie\'s Capers children\'s picture book THE TATTOO TOORIE on the Isle of Arran. Hoping to organise something for Edinburgh in August.
Details 07/05/2019 2:00pm Kimberlie Hamilton Stirling Book Launch SCOTLAND\'S ANIMAL SUPERSTARS book launch
Live Virtual Invites
Date/Time Member Type Format Description