Upcoming Events

We hope you can join us for these upcoming events!


MEET & GREET: Greater Scranton Area

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Cafe Lilah, 1450 East Lackawanna Ave, Olyphant, PA 18447

RSVP: Fawn at Fawn.Contreras@outlook.com

Post-Conference Recap:
We will be meeting to discuss the best parts of the Pocono Retreat conference. Anyone is welcome as we will get you excited for future conferences and share why we look forward to the next one. It’s also a time for us to ask questions and talk about what our next steps are on our journey.

BOOK LAUNCH: A Book Launch for Gayle C. Krause’s Daddy, Can You See the Moon?

When: April 27, 2019

Where: Library Express Bookstore, Steamtown Mall, 300 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Come celebrate the launch of Daddy, Can You See the Moon? written by Gayle C. Krause and illustrated by Carlos de la Garza. Ten percent of royalties will go to Our Military Kids (https://ourmilitarykids.org).


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.

MEET & GREET: Chester/Delaware/Montgomery County

When: Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Where: Aneu Kitchen & Juicery, 1556 Lancaster Ave, Paoli, PA 19301

RSVP: Heather at HeatherStigallCM@aol.com

Post-Conference Recap/Pre-Conference Pep Talk:
Let’s talk all about conferences! Whether you just attended Eastern PA’s annual Pocono Mountain Retreat or the New England Conference, or are about to attend the NJ (or other) Conference, or want to talk about the conference experience in general, that will be our topic for the day. This is intended to be an informal gathering where you can ask questions; calm your pre-conference jitters; compare notes on conference experiences; discuss highlights about Highlights; learn how to prepare for a critique, round table, or pitch session; or hear how to make the most of your conference experience. You do not have to be registered for, or even considering attending, a conference to come to this meeting. Join us to connect about all things kid-lit with a focus on conferences. Yummy food & drink will be available for purchase.


Field Trip to the Brandywine River Museum

When: Friday, July 12, 2019, 9:30-2:00

Where: Brandywine River Museum of Art, 1 Hoffman’s Mill Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317 (https://www.brandywine.org/museum)

On Friday, July 12, please join us in Chadds Ford, PA, for a day immersed in the art and environment of N. C. Wyeth! We’ll meet at 9:30 a.m. and enjoy light refreshments in the Millstone Café at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. The Brandywine River Museum of Art is renowned for its holdings of the Wyeth family of artists, along with the Museum’s outstanding Heritage Collection, a cross section of American art with notable works by N. C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle and his students, and other illustrators from the Golden Age of American illustration to the present.

We’ll have an opportunity to view within a guided tour, “N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives,” the first major compilation of N. C. Wyeth’s art in almost 50 years. The exhibition will include approximately 70 paintings and drawings, including many of his bold, imaginative illustrations for classic stories such as Treasure Island and The Boy’s King Arthur.  https://www.brandywine.org/museum/exhibitions/n-c-wyeth-new-perspectives

A shuttle bus will then take us to N. C. Wyeth’s House & Studio where a second tour guide will welcome us. In 1911, with the proceeds from his illustrations for Treasure Island, N.C. Wyeth purchased 18 acres of land in the village of Chadds Ford. Here he set down roots which have nourished a family of extraordinary creativity for more than a century. The property is a National Historic Landmark.  https://www.brandywine.org/museum/studios/nc-wyeth-house-studio

Illustrators may chose to gather for lunch in the Museum’s Millstone Cafe** https://www.brandywine.org/museum/visit/dining. Attendees can revisit the museum’s exhibitions or sketch together on the beautiful grounds or inside the museum, before heading home. This promises to be an illuminating and inspiring day!

Please register by Monday, July 1. Registration includes parking, admission to the Museum and the N. C. Wyeth exhibition, guided tours, and a shuttle between the Museum and N. C. Wyeth’s house and studio.**

Registration: Members $40 and nonmembers $45.  (Spots are limited so please register early). Click here to register.

**Please note: lunch is not included in registration. This is a rain or shine event. SCBWI will not be able to refund any registration fees. Please consult your calendar prior to registration.


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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