Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI PA WEST Presents: Community is Key – In Person Event

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Date(s) - 08/14/2022
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Blueberry Hill Park Activity Center
Blaine's Way - Sewickley, PA 15143


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Save the Date - community Is Key - August 14 from 12 - 5 pm - More info to come

We’re excited to announce we are hosting our first in-person SCBWI event in two years!

The goals of the event are to develop community among our members and give YOU some time to work on YOUR craft.
At the event you will have the opportunity to have ONE 10 minute 1 on 1 critiques with a member of our faculty of published members to discuss your current WIP, your query letter, or any craft questions you have. 
This is INCLUDED in your registration!
The agenda for the day is as follows (more to come about specific workshops):
12 – 1:00pm – Bring-Your-Own-Lunch Socializing
1:00 pm Welcome
1:15 – 2:45pm – Choose between: One of three workshops
15 min break
3:00 – 4:30pm –  Choose between: One of three workshops
4:30-5:00pm – Wrap up, General Q&A, Thank You!
Faculty list coming soon!
Introductory Webinar- Registration Opening Soon!
On July 14th, we will have a webinar with our faculty of published members. They will introduce themselves and preview the content they will share at the in-person event. This online event will help you get to know our faculty, get a sense of their skills and expertise, and help you decided which workshops to attend and your preference for your 1 on 1 critique. If you attend the webinar, you will receive a coupon code for $5 OFF this in-person event!
We can’t wait to SEE you there!
Updated 2022 Covid-19 policy: SCBWI Regions in the U.S. must post this policy. To minimize the risk of Covid-19 at all SCBWI in-person events with more than 25 attendees, event organizers are required to implement the following attendance policy:

Attendees are required to submit proof of vaccination, or proof of a negative PCR test taken no earlier than three days prior to the event, as a condition of attendance.

At any SCBWI in-person event, regardless of the number of attendees, organizers must offer each attendee a free disposable mask, provide hand sanitizing stations throughout the event area, and post this policy in its entirety in areas visible to attendees.

Comments regarding this policy should be directed to SCBWI headquarters by emailing Include your name and contact information in order to receive a response.