Upcoming Events

We hope you can join us for these upcoming events!


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 is now open. Please click here to register.


FREE EVENT: Field Trip to the Delaware Art Museum

When: April 28, 2019, 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway – Wilmington, DE 19806

Please join fellow EPA members on a field trip to the Delaware Art Museum on Sunday, April 28. At the museum, we’ll meet up with authors and illustrators from the MD/DE/WV chapter to see “Fairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes: The Droller Collection of Picture Book Art” and tour the museum’s permanent collection.

The Droller Collection 

From the Brothers Grimm and Mother Goose to Dinosaur Bob and Bumble-Ardy, engaging stories and captivating images come alive in the art of picture books. We invite children and adults to climb into the magical world of children’s literature through this stunning collection of more than 100 original and imaginative illustrations.

Fairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes features selections from favorite traditional artists such as Randolph Caldecott, Arthur Rackham, and Kate Greenaway. Luminaries from modern era include Barbra Cooney, Jerry Pinkney, and Maurice Sendak. Imaginary characters, talking animals, and fantastical adventures are captured by artists representing eight countries.

The Delaware Art Museum has the largest and most significant collection of Pre-Raphaelite art in the United States; illustrations and personal papers of American illustrator Howard Pyle; works by Pyle’s students, including N. C. Wyeth, Maxfield Parrish, Frank E. Schoonover; the largest collection of art by John Sloan (1871 – 1951) , a member of the Ashcan School; and American Art (19th century – present).

On Sundays, admission to the museum is free; however, please register so we can alert the museum how many will be joining us.

Please bring money for lunch if you’d like to dine with the group.

Parking at the museum is limited. Please plan to carpool.

If you have any questions, please contact illustrator coordinator Virginia Law Manning at her SCBWI email: epa-ic@scbwi.org.


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!


1 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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