Upcoming Events and Member Congratulations! by Lindsay Bandy

Happy Weekend! Hope you are all thawing out a bit, as we are here in southeastern PA. (My kids can actually go out in the yard without having snow up to their knees today!) We’d like to extend our warmest, coziest, happiest, snow-meltingest congratulations to….

Kim Briggs, our very own Co-RA , for signing with InkSpell Publishing for the publication of her YA novel, STARR FALL! Wooohooo!

Patricia Kreiser for making the Illustrators Gallery 2016 Shortlist for the SCBWI Bologna Fair! Here’s her fantastic illustration…let’s all give her a round of applause!


Check out the whole gallery here.

**So much is happening in February, we need to have a serious talk with Mother Nature about keeping the roads clear! Here are a few ideas for getting out of the house…


“Annie Ericsson’s Idea-to-Dummy Workshop”, a seven-month mentoring program in which participants take their book idea or manuscript to a submission ready dummy in seven months. This 3-part program for illustrators-who-write was originally conceived by Karen Romagna, NJ SCBWI Illustrator Coordinator and successfully run by the NJ chapter in 2015. Participants thought so highly of it that EPA asked NJ if we could use their format and run this program in PA in 2016. We are so fortunate that Annie Ericsson, designer at G.P.Putnam’s Sons and Nancy Paulsen Books, imprints of Penguin BFYR, has agreed to lead this workshop once again!

Registration opens this evening, Saturday Jan 30th, and space is very limited!

1st Meeting  Saturday, March 12, 2016
WHERE: The Artists of Yardley, 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA 19067

2nd Meeting  Friday, June 24, 2016
Where: Penguin offices, NYC

3rd Meeting  Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
Where: Yardley, PA venue to be announced

Registration fee: $175 (SCBWI Members only) 

More details will be available on the web site when registration opens.
Contact Adrienne Wright, Illustrator Coordinator at epa-ic@scbwi.org 

  • Jerry Pinkney — Artist Talk: Imaginings: Art as a Manuscript: Tuesday, Feb. 2, 5 p.m., Zimmerman Recital Hall, Lebanon Valley College
    Jerry Pinkney will host the talk, which is open to the public, and a keynote event of this year’s Lebanon Valley College Colloquium Series. The 2015–2016 Colloquium Series is dedicated to the issue of “Local Meets Global” and asks individuals to consider their place in the world as a global citizen and part of a larger whole while remaining in any one locale as a singular being.
  • The Jerry Pinkney Exhibit at Lebanon Valley College, now-March 13, click here for more information

    The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery at Lebanon Valley College is proud to present its first exhibition of the spring semester from January 15 to March 13. Jerry Pinkney: Imaginings, An Artist’s Exploration of Images and Words, will explore Pinkney’s connection with literature and his creation of the images that bring life to a story.

    Throughout his career, Pinkney has illustrated more than 100 children’s books, winning the 2010 Caldecott Medal for his work on The Lion and the Mouse. Some of his other works included in the exhibition are from books such as Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Jungle Book, and The Tales of Uncle Remus.


  • The 2015-16 Hausman Lecture: Edwidge Danticat
    February 4 at 8:00PM
    in the Ann and Richard Barshinger Center for Musical Arts at Franklin and Marshall College
    Q&A and Book Signing after Reading

    A powerful and widely celebrated voice in contemporary fiction, Haitian-American best-selling author and activist Edwidge Danticat has written ten books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory; Brother I’m Dying and Krik? Krak!. Danticat has received numerous awards, among them a MacArthur Fellowship, The National Book Critics Circle Award, The Story Prize and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.


Starting TOMORROW, February 1, our long-awaited #LOVEMADEVISIBLE Art and Poetry Show will begin! Get ready for heart-melting cuteness, silly fun, and poignant emotion. Oh, yeah, and GIVEAWAYS! There will be free books, free art prints, and a chance to network with regional artists and poets. So tune in, comment, share, and enjoy!

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5 Responses to Upcoming Events and Member Congratulations! by Lindsay Bandy

  1. Congratulations Kim & Patricia!

  2. adillustration says:

    Congrats to Kim and Trish! Fabulous news!

  3. Nadine Poper says:

    Congratulations Kim and Patricia!

  4. Sandy Asher says:

    Congratulations, Kim and Patricia!

  5. Anni Matsick says:

    VERY cool! Congrats, Kim and Patricia!

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