Upcoming Events

We hope you can join us for these upcoming events!

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

What: Every year Illustrator Day is special, and 2019 is no exception! Hear presentations by Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Lauren Castillo, much-loved art director Patrick Collins, and highly sought-after agent Erica Rand Silverman. New in 2019, we’ve invited an editor, Samantha Gentry (Little Brown) because we know illustrators are storytellers! Whether you’re published or have just joined SCBWI, you don’t want to miss our annual event for illustrators.

One-on-one critiques and an art director assignment (with open-format feedback) are optional add-ons.

Registration: Registration for Illustrator Day opens July 20, 2019. The cost for the event is $125 for members and $150 for nonmembers. Lunch is included. SCBWI has one scholarship available. Apply by July 20. For more information click here.


Lancaster Area Meet & Greet

When: Monday, September 16, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Where: Manheim Township Public Library, 595 Granite Run Drive, Lancaster PA, 17601

What: Meet & Greet for all Lancaster-area SCBWI members

Why: This is a great chance to meet other local KidLit authors and illustrators! Create a new connection or catch up with an old friend in an informal setting. Light refreshments will be provided.

No reservations are required.

Questions? Contact Jeanne Moran at authorjeannemoran@gmail.com.


Storyboard Renaissance

When: Saturday, September 21, 2019, 9:00am-1:00pm

Where: Scranton Wilkes-Barre Courtyard by Marriott in Montage,
16 Glenmaura National Blvd., Scranton, PA 18507

Register: Registration opens July 25 at 9:00 a.m.

What: A new way to showcase your manuscript! Attendees will prepare a trifold display board that visualizes your manuscript’s plot and character. At the event you will display your Manuscript Storyboard for faculty and peers and give and receive feedback in roundtable sessions with a focus group.

For more information, including attending faculty visit the event page here.


Picture Book Perfect Saturday

When: Saturday, October 19, 2010, 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Three Stops!

  • Children’s Book World, Haverford, PA
  • Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Branch
  • Greg Pizzoli’s Studio

What: This three-part adventure consists of a celebration of the book release of Caspian Finds a Friend, illustrated by Pennsylvania’s own Merrilees Brown; a tour of Our Five Senses, a family-friendly fully interactive exhibit at the Free Library of Philadelphia; and a Greg Pizzoli studio tour.

For more information and to register, click here.


Save the date for Fall Philly 2019

When: Saturday, November 2, 2019

More information to come!


Save the date for Digging Deep into the Picture Book Creation Process

When: Saturday, November 9, 2019

Where: Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Branch, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

What: This one-day intensive workshop is designed for artists who have written a picture book manuscript they wish to illustrate. The presentations and critiques will set you on the path to publication.

Illustrators who participate in the 2019 Digging Deep workshop will have priority when registration opens for the 2020 Picture Book Masterclass, and that’s an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

More information to come!


Save the date for the Third Annual Holiday Field Trip to NYC

When: Friday, December 6, 2019

Where: New York City (more details to come)

What: Come see the Society of Illustrators’ “Original Art” Exhibition, and celebrate the season with SCBWI friends.

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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