Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

About Us

Welcome to the Western Pennsylvania Region of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. We sponsor many professional activities each year to help our members in their professional development as writers and illustrators for children.

If you’re looking for a critique group, we have several in the area. Please see this page for where our groups are located, if there are seats available, and who to contact to join.


Our workshops include opportunities for manuscript reviews by peers and visiting editors.

Fall Conferences

Our fall conferences include an evening of networking with visiting editors and agents followed by a full day of sessions and pre-scheduled reviews.