Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators


What Is A Webinar?

Here are some basics you might find helpful:

—A webinar is an online meeting or training session.

—SCBWI webinars take place via Zoom. Join a test meeting to try it out!

—You do not need to attend live. Can’t make the scheduled time? We’ll send you a recording to view later.

Contact if you have questions or need assistance.


Upcoming Events



What It’s About

Looking to start your own critique group? Want to find ways to make yours even better? Hoping to polish your critiquing style? Join veteran critique group leaders for a free Q & A on some of the most difficult topics authors and illustrators face:

  •  ♦ Balancing positivity and honesty
  •  ♦ Dealing with challenging members
  •  ♦ Delivering critiques that count
  •  ♦ Knowing what your group needs
  •  ♦ Considerations for online critique
  •  ♦ Recommended online meeting apps


Plus, bring your questions to the session or email beforehand, and they’ll be answered live!
Can’t make the session? Watch the recording later at your convenience.


How To Participate

  •  ♦ Use the form below to sign up.
  •  ♦ You’ll receive instructions two days before the event and on the morning of.
  •  ♦ Attend live or watch the recording whenever you want.
  •  ♦ This webinar will be held over Zoom, a free web conferencing service.
  •  ♦ All you need is a device with internet access.


$25 for members. $35 for non-members. Register to reserve your seat today!


Start Streaming Now!

Miss our previous webinars? Watch the replay today! Just click on any title below to purchase.


Replay: Tweet Like a Pro and Just Might Land Your Dream Agent

$15.00 – Join KC Karr, YA author and editor at Author Accelerator, and award-winning author, Stephanie Keyes, for a Twitter Pitch dry run. They’ll cover how these contests work, what makes a good Twitter pitch, and the dos and don’ts of participation.

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Replay: How to Self-Promote Without Being a Jerk and Build Reader Loyalty

$15.00 – Award-winning and bestselling author Abigail Drake shares her own approach to focusing on what really matters: connecting with readers and building loyal followers for a lifetime.

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SCBWI PA west webinar with Scott Baker on rapid dictationWebinar Replay: Taming Dragon: Rapid Authoring Through Dictation 

$15.00 – Don’t miss this lively discussion with Scott Baker, dictation wizard and author of The Writer’s Guide To Training Your Dragon. You’ll learn all about getting started with dictation, possible pitfalls, and incredible best practices.

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image of SCBWI PA West logo with webinar info

2020 Goals Webinar

Free -Regional Advisor Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan, Assistant Regional Advisor Sarah Maynard, and Illustrator Coordinator Julianna Zito, discuss regional goals and upcoming events.

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Webinars from other regions around the world!

Did you know many SCBWI regions also offer webinars? Check out the Nevada SCBWI regional page for an updated listing.