Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • Sanyukta Mathur and Courtney Pippin-Mathur will discuss collaborating on their upcoming picture book, Happy Diwali!, the story of how Sanyukta brings the traditions of the holiday Diwali from India to her home and multi-cultural and multi-racial family in America. Courtney and Sanyukta are sisters-in-law as well as co-authors. (Courtney is also the illustrator.) They will cover how the book idea originated, how they worked together to tell a story that is an integral part of Sanyukta’s culture and something more recent for Courtney and how the book changed from a list of activities to a fully rounded story.   Register HERE.
  •   Lisa Rowe Fraustino will use a free-writing exercise to guide you through a series of questions designed to help you move a complex character through a gripping plot. By the end of the hour you will either find a novel you haven't written yet, finish planning one you've started, or think through what's missing or not working in a completed manuscript. Register: HERE
  • Register and find more information HERE.

(Banner art by Cynthia Cliff)

Welcome! We hope to see you at one of our events: regional get-togethers, illustrators’ sketchcrawl, fall conference, PAL programs, and craft-focused workshops. (Details under the “Events” tab)


Mark your calendars for our 2021 Fall Conference!

October 22 - 23, 2021

Details TBA