Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • The American Library in Paris is hosting the first ever Teen Author Smash where you'll get a chance to meet young adult authors, ask lots of questions, and get books signed. Saturday, April 25 from 7:30-9:00pm
  • Are you ready to Take Your Work to the Next Level? Join us! Saturday, May 4 – Sunday, May 5, 2019 in Zürich, Switzerland Willkommen!   Bienvenue!   Benvenuto!   Bainvegnì!   Welcome! The Swiss chapter of SCBWI welcomes you to the fourth biennial SCBWI Europolitan conference. We’re thrilled that you’ll be joining us! Whether you’re at the beginning of your journey to publication, or an experienced traveller along that road, we have workshops designed to help you take your work to the next level. You can take a look at the schedule in greater detail here. We know that one of the most important things about the Europolitan is the chance to meet and get to know other people who are also working on projects for young readers, so we’ve got plenty of chances for you to meet, greet and get feedback on your work. •   On Friday afternoon, May 3rd, you can take a walking tour of Zürich, sketch animals or humans at the zoo, or dive into your work in progress in the company of other writers and/or illustrators (costs covered by each person individually). We hope your travel schedule will allow you to join in the fun and meet the other attendees! Later on Friday, publisher Nord-Süd is generously offering our attendees a behind-the-scenes look at a picture book publishing house. (Due to space considerations, places will be limited). •   On Monday, May 6th, there will be a Peer Critique Breakfast. Participants will be assigned to small groups which will exchange manuscript excerpts prior to the conference. After breakfast on Monday, the groups will meet and share their feedback. •   There is a portfolio contest for illustrators, as well as manuscript critique and portfolio review opportunities.  •   What better way to end each conference day than chatting with other people working in the same creative discipline, or from your own SCBWI region? We’ll have networking groups on both Saturday and Sunday. We look forward to welcoming you to Europolitan in Switzerland! REGISTRATION DATES Early Bird Registration opens 8 AM, Sunday, 6. January, 2019 closes midnight, Thursday, 28. February, 2019 Regular Registration opens 1. March, 2019
  • Members Sarah, Gudrun and Lindsey met for breakfast during our annual June 21 Scrawl Crawl.
  • Highlighting the work of our members at the Bologna Book Fair SCBWI stand

SCBWI France was launched in June 1996 and is now a dynamic group from a variety of countries and backgrounds. About half of the SCBWI France membership is made up of published authors and illustrators; the other half is comprised of aspiring creatives and industry professionals.

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Show & Tell

Writers and illustrators, long-time members and new friends are always welcome at Show & Tell meetups. These informal gatherings are a chance to talk about your goals, share your work, discuss the latest industry news or just listen. Dates and details are confirmed one month in advance on the Friends of SCBWI France Facebook page. Please check HERE for more information and to register. Upcoming Show & Tell Dates: TBA pic 2_gargoyle Illustration from unpublished story by Andi Ipaktchi