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. Please see our regional events page for the latest information.


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Critique Groups

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.

Annual Spring Workshops

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

Illustrator's Day

Illustrator's workshops including opportunities for your artwork to be seen by visiting art directors or agents.

Annual Fall Conference

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

Workshops, Trips, and Promotional Events

In addition to our Annual Spring Workshop and Fall Conference, we periodically offer workshops, one-day or overnight trips, and promotional events for professional enrichment and advancement.