Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators


Unable to attend SCBWI events in person?

Interested in discovering what other regions are doing? 

Want to try a webinar?

You are in luck:

Our colleagues in Nevada are keeping a calendar of Webinars given by regions across the organization. These are low-cost learning opportunities that can be “attended” from home. Most are also available to registrants for a set time afterward if you cannot make the appointed time.

Webinar Calendar:

Continue to check the link above for the most current listings.

 SCBWI offers webinars across the regions in the US and abroad. This is a list of the webinars being provided by the various regions.

All webinars are recorded, so that if you registered but didn’t see it live, you can watch it in the recorded form. So, it doesn’t matter if you’re not able to make it to the live event.

Webinars are priced affordably between $10-20 for most events. Please click on the green link of the event’s title for more information and to register.

Click on the event name to be directed to the registration page.  The list is arranged with the dates newest on top.

Surviving Self-Doubt: Seeking Positive Twists & Turns to Help Shape the Direction of Your Writing/Illustrating Career

June 14th, 2020 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST

Self-doubt comes in many shapes and sizes, and can plaque even some of the most seasoned writers/illustrators. And unfortunately, it’s something that can stall one’s publication journey before it even begins. Join Brian Montanaro to discuss ways of finding success and keeping yourself motivated as you follow your dreams of publication.

$15. members; $30. non-members

(Members, login to get the discounted rate)

Hosted by West Central Upstate NY


Comics: Pacing, Panels, and Pitches

June 6, 2020 10am – 11am Alaskan time

We all know Graphic Novels are a huge undertaking, but they don’t have to be. In this webinar, we will examine different styles of graphic novels and the mechanics of how a comic page works. Also, we will breakdown the process of creating a graphic novel in to manageable chunks of pitching, scripting, storyboarding, and illustrating. Whether you’re curious about comics or ready to start inking your own graphic novel, this session will offer a great introduction into the genre.

$15 (Members) for the webinar; $35 for illustration reviews (limited number available)

Hosted by SCBWI Alaska


Landing a Picture Book Deal (and What Happens After?) with 2021 debut illustrator Yuko Jones

May 31st, 2020 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST

2021 debut illustrator Yuko Jones has a few tricks up her sleeve for landing a picture book illustration job. But once you land that deal, what can you expect throughout the process of collaborating with a publisher? Yuko will take us through how her debut offer came to her, as well as through the pertinent aspects of her illustration process, industry expectations, deadlines, and more!

$15. members; $30. non-members

(Members, login to get the discounted rate)

Hosted by West Central Upstate NY

Inking and the Comics Market

April 25, 2020 10am – 11:30am Alaskan time

Have you always wanted to know more about comics and how to create them?

This 90-minute webinar is perfect for illustrators or writers who want to learn more. Jerry Bennett will talk a bit about his journey, how to ink for comics, show some of his process, and talk about alternative comic markets he has successfully utilized that you might not be aware of yet. Bring your comic book work-in-progress, if you have one, or just come to learn more about the process.

$15 (Members) for the webinar; $35 for illustration reviews (limited number available)

Hosted by SCBWI Alaska

World-Building 101: How To Scaffold Believable Places For Your Readers

April 23, 2020 7 pm – 8:30 pm Central Time

Solid world-building not only lends relatability and richness to your story, it makes the unbelievable believable—whether the story is grounded in a real location or in a fantasy world of your own making. How, then, do you go about creating a world that immerses readers and convinces them that this is a world that could really exist? Find out in this webinar with New York Times bestselling fantasy author J.C Cervantes.

J.C. will touch on the many categories to consider, with special focus on setting, magic systems, history, creatures, and myth. And she will discuss how those big-picture world-building pieces and smaller details interact with and often provoke the characters in ways that will keep readers immersed for chapter after chapter of your book.

SCBWI Member: $15.00

Non-Member: $35.00

Hosted by Nebraska  ——


Adapting for Publication: When Passion and Real Life Collide with Julia Garstecki

April 19th, 2020 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST

Julia Garstecki pictured herself a novelist and spent many years on a middle grade manuscript. Eventually she came to terms that being a wife, mother, and teacher was not conducive to her writing quest. Rather than give up, Julia found other ways to publish, learning valuable lessons from editors and mentors along the way. While she isn’t the novelist she aspired to be (yet), she has managed to publish more than 70 books and never miss a family event. Now she is able to work part-time as she has built her writing business. Her key to success? Adapting for publication.

$15. members; $30. non-members

(Members, login to get the discounted rate)

Hosted by West Central Upstate NY  ——-

“Is Your Character In The Driver’s Seat?” with Author Dan Gemeinhart

April 16, 6:30pm-7:30pm PST

Satisfying, gripping stories are driven by character choices, good and bad. This workshop will help you make sure protagonist decisions are pushing the plot, and give you tools and techniques to turn up the tension and keep readers turning the pages.

$15.00 for SCBWI Members
$30.00 for Non-Members

Hosted by SCBWI Inland Northwest   ——–

Matt Forsythe: A Closer Look

April 11, 10am-Noon Hawaii Time

Hawaii chapter of SCBWI is happy to announce this two hour webinar with Matthew Forsythe. During this presentation, intended for illustrators, Matt will give us a closer look into his process. He will talk about his thumbnailing and design process, and what materials and tools he uses to bring his illustrations to life. He will be sharing progress images of a painting at different stages of completion and discussing what decisions are going into each step of the process. We will have time after the presentation for questions.

Recording will be up for one week after the event for the participants to view.

$25.00 for SCBWI Members
$35.00 for Non-Members
There are 30 spots available.
Hosted by SCBWI Hawaii