Upcoming Events

2018 Is Going to Be a Great Year for EPA SCBWI!


Delaware/Chester/Montgomery County Meet & Greet

Join Heather Stigall and area writers and illustrators for a casual gathering at Pour Richard’s Coffee Co.

When: Tuesday, October 23, 2018, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Where: Pour Richard’s Coffee Co., 36 Berkley Road, Devon, PA, 19333. To visit their website, click here.

RSVP: Heather Stigall at HeatherStigallCM@aol.com


YA/MG Day in Lancaster, PA

Middle Grade and Young Adult Writers are invited to join us for a day filled with editor and agent keynotes, age-group-focused breakout sessions, one-to-one manuscript critiques with our faculty, and a chance to connect with other writers at the Stone School’s brand-new facility at Urban Place in Lancaster. Faculty include Editor Rick Chillot of Quirk Books, Agent Zoe Sandler of ICM Partners, middle grade author Jennie K. Brown (the Poppy Mayberry series), and young adult author Abbey Lee Nash (Lifeline).

When: Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: The Stone School at Urban Place, New Holland Ave, Lancaster, PA, 17602.

Cost: $40 for SCBWI members and students/staff of the Stone School, or $55 for nonmembers. Additional $45 for ten-page manuscript critique.

For more information and to register, see our event page here.


Bucks County Meet & Greet Organized by Virginia Law Manning

When: Monday, November 12, 2018, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Where: Newtown Bookshop, 2835 S. Eagle Rd, Newtown, PA 18940

RSVP: Virginia Law Manning at epa-ic@scbwi.org

Please join author Frank Murphy and Newtown Bookshop store owner Kathy Tholey Morrison on Monday, November 12th at 5:30 p.m. at the Newtown Bookshop in Bucks County, PA, for an evening of book talk and networking. This free event is open to SCBWI members and nonmembers. Together we’ll celebrate the start of Love Your Bookstore week! For more information about the event and the Love Your Bookstore Challenge, please visit http://www.loveyourbookstore.com/

Frank Murphy is the author of fun historical fiction/biography books for children, including five leveled readers published by Random House in the popular Step into Reading series. In July 2019, Sleeping Bear Press will publish A Boy Like You written by Frank Murphy, illustrated by Kayla Harren.

Frank will speak to attendees about writing nonfiction for children. Then Kathy and Frank will discuss the dynamics of a healthy author/independent bookseller relationship.

Store’s websitehttps://www.newtownbookshop.com/


Holiday Field Trip to NYC – 2018

The second annual Eastern PA SCBWI Holiday Field Trip to NYC will include a tour of The Society of Illustrators’ “Original Art” exhibit and a visit to Books of Wonder, New York’s oldest and largest children’s bookstore.

When: November 30, 2018, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: The Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd Street (between Park and Lexington Aves.), New York, NY 10065, and Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Aves.), New York, NY 10011.

Cost: $20 for SCBWI members, $25 for nonmembers. Cost does not include transportation, food, or beverages.

For more information and to register, see our event page here.


Save the date for these 2019 events:

April 12-14, 2019 — 27th Annual Pocono Mountain Retreat

November 2, 2019 — Fall Philly 2019

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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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