WOWZA! You’ve asked and we’ve delivered. Well, our amazing, dedicated, and incredibly awesome members have delivered. Here’s some upcoming fantastic & fabulously fun Eastern PA SCBWI events.

MONDAY, MAY 23rd, 9:15-10:45 AM 

Eastern PA SCBWI member Anita Nolan and Virginia Law Manning are hoping to meet children’s book authors and illustrators at a Bucks County Meet & Greet in Lahaska, PA tomorrow Monday May 23rd. Come join them for lively book chat, networking and beverages at Saxby’s Coffee in Peddler’s Village, Lahaska.

What: Bucks County Meet & Greet
Where: Saxby’s Coffee, 58 Peddler’s Village (Rte 263) in Lahaska, PA.
When: Monday, May 23, 9:15 AM – 10:45 AM (more or less)
Why: Casual conversation with book-obsessed SCBWI members
Who: Please contact me or Anita Nolan at anitanolan1@msn.com if you have questions. No RSVPs necessary.


WEDNESDAY, MAY 25th, 12:30-???

A Pop-Up Illustrator Meet N Greet at the Philadelphia Zoo!

It’s a Pop-Up illustrator meet and greet! Everyone welcome!
Come to the Philadelphia Zoo on Wednesday, May 25 for an informal gathering. No r.s.v.p. required. Just show up if you can.

Birds, beasts, and humans of all shapes and sizes are waiting to fill your sketch book. Feel free to draw on your own or travel in a pack.
Meet at the impala fountain at 12:30 to catch up with old friends and meet new ones.
Regular admission/parking fees apply. Please consider carpooling it public transportation. Hope to see you there!



SUNDAY, JUNE 26th, 4pm-???

Eastern PA SCBWI member Diane Guscott is starting a new critique group in the Lancaster area and looking for members to join. The first meeting is scheduled for Sunday, June 26th at 4pm. It will be held at Aaron’s bookstore on Main Street in Lititz, PA. Please contact Diane at DGuscott@acschools.org if you’d like to attend or if you’re interested in participating in the group but cannot attend at that time.
Several other new groups have been added recently — see the web site for updates on groups in all Eastern PA locations.EPA SCBWI Local Critique Groups

If you have an idea for an event or would like to host one (no worries, we’ll help guide you if you need it), contact the Regional Team of Donna, Kim, Alison, and Adrienne at scbwiepa@gmail.com.

Write on,

Kim Briggs

Co-Regional Advisor


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  1. I’m so sorry to be missing both events this week. Unfortunately, the end of school year is filled with commitments. Two concerts and an art show will keep me at home, but I look forward to more meet-ups and especially pop-up illustrator events. Thanks for all your planning. Next time …

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