Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

The Big Five-Oh Summer Conference


Presenting THE BIG FIVE-OH!

This year, SCBWI is turning fifty and, to celebrate, we’re putting together the biggest conference in the history of the organization! ?


#SCBWIBigFiveOh is a celebration of children’s lit’s past, present, and future, and will include over fifty craft-based workshops taught by the biggest names in the industry. Here’s what to expect: 


? 130+ speakers (yup, you read that right – we’ve gathered over 130 of the most exciting children’s book creators working today!)
? 50+ workshops on craft, marketing, and navigating the field of children’s literature 
? a full day of intensives for PALs, illustrators, and pre-published creators 
? agent, editor, and art director panels
? online Twitter socials and Zoom mingles 
? online showcase with over hundreds of portfolios by illustrator members  
? member bookstore – share up to two of your books with other conference-goers!  
? round table pitches to agents and editors, and… 
? a FREE BONUS DAY of peer critiques! 


Registration opens Wednesday, 5/19, at 10am PDT/12pm CDT. Mark those calendars – you’re not going to want to miss this! For more info ➡️ 


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