Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Find A Speaker



Need speakers? We’ve got ‘em!

Yay for your decision to bring an author or illustrator to your school or community. Authors and illustrators make books come alive and can help you meet literacy and curriculum goals.

It’s easy, and you may be surprised to find out that award-winning and best-selling authors are all around you! A visit from nearby can eliminate most or all travel expenses, and a local speaker can inspire audiences even more—we’re living proof that creative people live right around the corner and that anyone can enjoy reading and writing.

    •    To find local authors and illustrators in Western Washington, download and browse our Author/Illustrator Visit Directory, which includes dozens of speakers’ presentation options and contact information.

    •    To find specific bookish speakers from around the country and world, check out the comprehensive SCBWI Speaker’s Directory online.

Still uncertain? Check out seven benefits of author (and illustrator!) visits compiled here by Western Washington author, speaker, and teacher Deb Lund.