SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Upcoming Events

Our chapter hosts events throughout the Westchester region. We hope to see you at one soon!

 

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Sat, November 17, 2018

Publicity 101: How to Market Your Children’s or YA Book With Susanna Reich

Your book is going to be published! Now what? This workshop will cover publicity and marketing basics, including how to write a press release, build media contact lists, establish an online presence, work with a publicist, organize a book launch, and more. Publicity begins long before pub date. Don’t delay! For both new and established authors.

Location: First Baptist Church, White Plains | Time: 2pm-4pm

Tickets: $25 members | $35 non-members (purchase here)

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Sun, January 27, 2018

Agents Panel at Hudson Valley Writers Center

If your New Year’s resolution involves signing with your dream agent, then this event is for you.  We’ve partnered with Hudson Valley Writers Center to bring a panel of top children’s book agents to Westchester – hosted at HVWC’s historic space in Sleepy Hollow. We’ll delve into all things publishing with  Susan Hawk from Upstart Crow Literary, Penny Moore of Aevitas Creative Management, and Rebecca Sherman of Writers House in a moderated discussion with time for questions at the end.

Location: Hudson Valley Writers Center, Sleepy Hollow | Time: 4pm-5:30pm

Tickets: $15 members (purchase here)

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Save the Dates! More info to come on 2019 events:

  • Feb 7-10:   SCBWI Winter Conference
  • Mar 3:        Chapter Meeting (Yonkers)
  • Apr 6:         Writer & Illustrator Wellness Day (free for members)

 

Please review our PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT & POLICIES  prior to registration. By registering or RSVPing to any SCBWI-hosted event, you agree to comply with our policies.

 

 

 

 

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Sat, September 29, 2018

Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival

Stop by our booth booth at this free, all-day festival in Chappaqua. Details TK soon, but visit the website for more info.

Location: Bell Middle School | Time: 10am-4pm

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Fri, September 7, 2018

SCBWI Westchester Illustrators Gallery Reception

See the work of illustrators from our chapter hanging at Muddy Waters Coffee & Cafe! This special gallery organized by ARA Kimberly Marcus will be on display beginning September 1, and a reception will take place on the 7th.

Location: Muddy Water Cafe, 52 Main Street, Tarrytown | Time: 6pm-7pm

Tickets: Free!

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Mon, Jul 16, 2018

Write / Sketch Night

Need motivation to work on your current project? Your kidlit community is here to support you. Hosted by member Judy Shemtob, these monthly meet ups are held in B&N’s education room (in the back).

Location: Eastchester NY Barnes & Noble | Time: 7:15pm-9:15pm

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Mon, Jun 18, 2018

Write / Sketch Night

Need motivation to work on your current project? Your kidlit community is here to support you. Hosted by member Judy Shemtob, these monthly meet ups are held in B&N’s education room (in the back).

Location: Eastchester NY Barnes & Noble | Time: 7:15pm-9:15pm

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Mon, May 14, 2018

Write / Sketch Night

Need motivation to work on your current project? Your kidlit community is here to support you. Hosted by member Judy Shemtob, these monthly meet ups are held in B&N’s education room (in the back).

Location: Eastchester NY Barnes & Noble | Time: 7:15pm-9:15pm

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Sat, May 12, 2018

Editor Panel With Kait Feldmann & Sarah Jane Abbott

Update: This event will be moderated by PAL member Eric Velasquez

Join Sarah Jane Abbott, Assistant Editor at Simon & Schuster’s Paula Wiseman Books and Beach Lane Books, and Kait Feldmann, Associate Editor at Scholastic’s Arthur A. Levine Books, for a panel that will cover all things picture books and writing for young readers. Writers and illustrators of all levels welcome! Award-winning picture book author and illustrator Eric Velasquez will lead the conversation. (For faculty bios + more information, go here).

Location: First Baptist Church, 456 North St, White Plains, NY | Time: 2pm-4pm

TICKETS: $25 members | $35 non-members (purchase here)

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Mon, April 30, 2018

Write / Sketch Night

Need motivation to work on your current project? Your kidlit community is here to support you. Hosted by member Judy Shemtob, these monthly meet ups are held in B&N’s education room (in the back).

Location: Eastchester NY Barnes & Noble | Time: 7:15pm-9:15pm

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Tue, April 24, 2018

Social Meet & Greet At The Voracious Reader

What questions do you have for booksellers? Meet Francine Lucidon, owner of The Voracious Reader, at her charming indie bookstore’s tea shop. This event is hosted by Lucidon and local PAL member Amalia Hoffman. Tea, coffee, and baked goods will be available for purchase. Limited seating is available, so kindly RSVP to reserve a space!

Location: A Proper Cup, 1997 Palmer Ave, Larchmont, NY

Time: 11am-12pm

TICKETS: Free event | RSVP required: westchesterny@scbwi.org

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Sat, March 10, 2018

Chapter Meeting | #2

Back by popular demand! We are hosting another chapter meeting in Armonk for those who couldn’t make the Warner Library date. We will have time to socialize, introduce our initiatives, and discuss what goals and programming members hope to see in our region. Drop ins (both members and non-members) welcome – but if you plan on attending, please RSVP to westchesterny@scbwi.org so we can estimate a head count.

Location: North Castle Public Library (Gallery Room), 19 Whippoorwill Rd E, Armonk, NY

Time: 2pm-4pm

TICKETS: Free event | RSVP: westchesterny@scbwi.org

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Mon, Feb 12, 2018

Write / Sketch Night

Is your New Year’s resolution to get your butt in the chair and work? Your kidlit community is here to support you. We’ve reserved the education room (in the back) at B&N.

Location: Eastchester NY Barnes & Noble | Time: 7:15pm-9:15pm

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Mon, Jan 29, 2018

Write / Sketch Night

Is your New Year’s resolution to get your butt in the chair and work? Your kidlit community is here to support you. We’ve reserved the education room (in the back) at B&N.

Location: Eastchester NY Barnes & Noble | Time: 7:15pm-9:15pm

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Sat, Jan 20, 2018

Chapter Meeting

Join us for our first chapter meeting, where we will have time to socialize, introduce our initiatives, and discuss what goals and programming members hope to see in our region. Drop ins (both members and non-members) welcome – but if you plan on attending, please RSVP to westchesterny@scbwi.org so we can estimate a head count. We’ll be in Room C upstairs. The library opens at 10am, but the side door (near the parking lot) will be open for attendees. Hope to see you there!

Location: Warner Library, 121 North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY | Time: 9am-11am