Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Local Resources

Find out about events, conferences, courses, and more in our area.




HVWC Open Write – Community Write Night

Date: 2nd Saturdays, Monthly | Location: Hudson Valley Writers Center, Sleepy Hollow

$10 for public| Details here




Todd Parr at ArtsWestchester

Reading & Community Conversation With The Bestselling Author / Illustrator 

Date: April 10, 2019 | Location: ArtsWestchester, White Plains

Details and RSVP info here


Hudson Children’s Book Festival

Date: May 4, 2019 | Location: Various Locations in Hudson, NY

Event Details  here


Sleepy Hollow Lit Fest

Date: May 18, 2019 | Location: Various Locations in Sleepy Hollow

Event Details  here


Manttanville College Summer Writer’s Week (Free Afternoon Workshops)

Date: June 17-22, 2019 | Location: Reid Castle in Purchase, NY

Event Details  here


Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival

Date: Oct 5, 2019 | Location: Bell Middle School

Event Details here




Write On Con

Date: Annual, in Feb| Location: online

Details and registration  here


26th Annual Conference on Literacy

With Keynote Speaker Jacqueline Woodson

Date: Annual, in March | Location: Mt Saint Mary College

Details and registration here


Kweli Color Of Children’s Literature Conference

Date: Annual, in April | Location: CUNY Graduate Center, Manhattan

Details and registration here


Southampton Children’s Lit Conference

Date: July 10-14 2019 | Location: Stony Brook Southampton

Details and registration here


Picture Book Summit

Date: Oct 5, 2019 | Location: online

Details and registration   here




Highlights Foundation: Diversity Fellowship

Registration and  info here


Writers Digest Short Story Competition

Registration and info here