Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Area Meetings and Upcoming Events


May In-Person City Meetups!

Continuing our monthly alternating schedule of virtual chapter meetings and in-person meetups, May is an in-person month! Each city will be focusing on the same theme this month: Query Letters! Please see below for the location and time details of each city’s meetup.


Please follow these guidelines for all three city meetups:

At each city’s meetup, we will have a presentation with information on writing query letters, as well as some letter examples for writing for different markets. All attendees are welcome to bring their own query letter for the group critique portion of the meetup. If you would like your work to be critiqued, please bring at least six copies to share with the group.


Additionally, if you are an agented or published member, we would LOVE to have you join us and share your successful query letter with the group. We know everyone can learn so much from your success!


As an additional reminder, masks and sanitizer will still be provided at all in-person SCBWI activities (usage is optional) and social distancing will be encouraged. If you have any questions about the National SCBWI COVID protocols, please email us at


Cincinnati In-Person Meetup:

Tuesday, May 23, from 7:00-8:30 pm. Location: Sharonville Branch Library (10980 Thornview Dr., Cincinnati, OH, 45241).

This meetup is open to SCBWI members and nonmembers.


Columbus In-Person Meetup: May 17

Wednesday, May 17, from 7:00-8:30 pm. Location: New Albany Library (200 Market St., New Albany, OH, 43054).

This meetup is open to SCBWI members and nonmembers.


Dayton In-Person Meetup: May 7

Sunday, May 7, from 2:00-4:00 pm. Location: the Centerville Library (111 W. Spring Valley Pike, Centerville, OH, 45458).

This meetup is open to SCBWI members and nonmembers.


If you have any questions, please email us at We look forward to seeing you at our May activities!