Upcoming Events

We hope you can join us for these upcoming events!


Portfolio 911: A Six-Month Intensive Workshop for Illustrators with Four Fantastic Faculty Mentors

This workshop is similar in format to the 2018 Picture Book Masterclass; however, the focus will be on developing or improving your portfolio. Faculty include author-illustrator Jonathan Bean, art director Semadar Megged; senior agent Rebecca Sherman, Writers House; and senior designer Aram Kim, Roaring Brook Press and Farrar Straus Giroux, Macmillan Children’s Publishing.

All meetings will be held at the Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Branch, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Meeting dates are January 12, March 30, and July 20.

For more details and information, visit the event page.


Delaware County Meet & Greet

When: Friday, February 8, 2019, 12:30-2:00 p.m. (snow date 2/12)

Where: Seven Stones Cafe, 24 South Plum Street, Media, PA

RSVP: Berrie Torgan-Randall at berrietr@hotmail.com

Come to Everyone’s Hometown to sip and shop for Valentine’s Day, February 8 (snow date – February 12). Media has a bunch of independently owned shops, and this Meet & Greet will feature Bevan’s Own Make Chocolate Shop for something sweet for your sweetheart. We will gather at Seven Stones Cafe, 24 South Plum Street, Media, PA.
Seven Stones Cafe website: sevenstonescafe.com
Bevan’s Own Make Candy Shop website: bevansownmakecandy.com


Meet & Greet for EPA SCBWI Authors and Illustrators in the Greater Scranton Area: Work-In-Progress Open Mic

Hosted by EPA Co-RA Alison Green Myers

When: March 8, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where: BAM: Book-A-Million, 100 Viewmont Mall, Scranton, PA

Meet & Greets are free, casual events that give members an opportunity to network and discuss children’s book-related topics. Come drink coffee, browse books, and chat with fellow members about current works-in-progress. There will be an opportunity to share up to 500 words of a current work-in-progress during the get together.

RSVP to Alison at scbwiepa@gmail.com by March 1, 2019.


27th Annual Pocono Mountain Retreat

When: April 12-14, 2019

Where: Highlights Foundation – The Barn at Boyds Mills, 392 Boyds Mills Road, Boyds Mills, PA

2019 will mark the 27th annual Eastern PA SCBWI event in the Poconos. While we continue the tradition of a retreat style event in the northeastern part of the state, this year’s program will unfold in several new ways including increased critique opportunities, roundtable discussions, additional faculty, and member-led sessions. We look forward to sharing the new format with our members and friends, as well as announcing the terrific lineup of faculty we have in store for this year’s program.

Our 2019 theme, YOU HAD ME AT VOICE, will make your stories sing! Registration opens in February. Stay tuned!


Save the date for Illustrator Day 2019

When: September 14, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: The Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Branch, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA

More information to come in the spring!


Save the date for Fall Philly 2019

When: November 2, 2019

More information to come!


One Response to Upcoming Events

  1. Kim Briggs says:

    Adam Lehrhaupt made us laugh with his entertaining monkey book, Do Not Open This Book.

    Bryan Collier demonstrated that hard work and determination pays off and his artwork was nothing short of inspiring. For 7 years, he hit the pavement until one day, someone said YES.

    Debbie Dadey taught us that a ‘no’ means you get back to the keyboard or the canvas and KEEP going.

    Linda Oatman High made us excited to be a writer and/or illustrator. Stories exist in even the smallest picture.

    And that was just Saturday morning!

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