Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

January 2016 Newsletter

Happy 2016!


I hope this year will be our region's most creative and successful one yet! I have lots of ideas, but would also love to hear your ideas. If there are any workshops, topics or even speakers you'd love to see happen in 2016, please send me an email. I'm always open to suggestions.


Bologna Book Fair April 2016

Our region will purchase showcase time just for our members’ books. Please note the following requirements if you want your book to be displayed.

A charge of $US25 is required for each title displayed, to be paid for by the author/illustrator directly to the SCBWI website. 
For this fee: 
  • the book will be showcased on the regional table
  • it will be included in the booth display, and, 
  • it will be included in a digital catalogue that will be available through the website and provided on promotional material distributed at the fair.

Please note:

For more info on Bologna, please go here:





I do have a favor to ask.  Since neither Assistant International Advisor Angela Cerrito nor I will be able to attend the Bologna Book Fair this year we are looking for someone who knows they are going and would be willing to take our region members' books with them for our display. The region will pay for any extra luggage fees and would organize the books to be delivered to your home. All you would need to do is set up the display table during our region's time slot, staff the table then take down the display when our time slot is over. 
If this sounds like something you could do, please email me right away. 
Thank you and happy creating!