Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Course and Conferences

Disclaimer: Non-SCBWI events are listed as a courtesy, and listing them does not indicate an endorsement by SCBWI. For further details, please address questions to their contact person.
MANHATTAN COURSES (arranged alphabetically by institution)

92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., NYC 10128 212-413-8867 Occasional classes in writing for children. Contact: Christine Chen

Baruch College, Dept. of Continuing Studies, 17 Lexington Ave., NYC 10010 646-312-1000  

Cooper Union, Continuing Education, 30 Cooper Square, NYC 10003
Contact:  212-353-4195  

Gotham Writer's Workshop, 555 Eighth Avenue, suite 1402, NYC 10018 Contact:, 212-974-8377, outside of NYC toll free 877-974-8377

Media Bistro, 825 Eighth Avenue 29fl NY, NY 10019 800-205-7792
Occasional workshops in writing for children.

NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies, 7 East 12 St NYC 10009 212-998-7279

NYU Steinhardt School of Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Department of Teaching & Learning, 239 Greene Street 2fl NYC 10003 Courses in children's literature   212-998-7289,

Parsons School of Design, Continuing Education, 66 12th Street, NYC 10011 Courses in illustration, graphic design. 212-229-8900 or 800-292-3040

Pratt Institute (Manhattan) Continuing Education, 144 W. 14th St., NYC 10011 200 Willoughby Ave Brooklyn, NY 11205 718-636-3600
Courses in illustration, graphic design., 212-647-7199

Robert Quackenbush Studios Children's Book Writing and Illustrating Workshop, Mailing: 460 E 79 St NYC/ Studio: 223 E. 78 St. Ground fl  4-day writing & illustration workshop held annually in July. Enrollment limited to 10., 212-744-3822

School of Visual Arts Continuing Education, 209 E. 23rd St., NYC 10010 Courses in children's book illustration., 212-592-2000/2050

Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065
Sketch Night  Tuesdays and Thursdays  6:30-9:30PM  $20/ $15 Students with ID (212) 838-2560

The Writer's Voice, West Side YMCA, 5 W. 63rd St., NYC 10023 212-912-2600/2653


Brooklyn College Adult and Continuing Education, 2900 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11210 Contact:, 718-951-5000

Hofstra University UCCE, 250 Hofstra University NY 11549  800-HOFSTRA Courses on writing for children 

Long Island University/C.W. Post Adult Education, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY 11548.  516-299-2000 or 800-LIU-PLAN

Queens College Continuing Education, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367 Contact:, 718-997-5723

Southampton Stonybrook, 239 Montauk Highway, Southampton, NY 11968 631-632-5030 



College of New Rochelle School of Arts and Sciences, 29 Castle Place, New Rochelle, NY 10805 Contact:, 914-654-5000 or 800-933-5923

Highlights Foundation Workshops and Retreats 814 Court St., Honesdale, PA 18431, 570-253-1192, or request an application online.

Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, 150 Lake Drive, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Writing and drawing workshops., 800-944-1001

Hudson Valley Writers' Center, 300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 Ongoing classes in writing, 914-332-5953

Manhattanville College Summer Writer’s Week, 2900 Purchase St., Purchase, NY 10577  914-323-5464

SUNY-Purchase College Office of Continuing Education 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase, NY 10577-1400, 914-251-6500