Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Our Community

Welcome to the SCBWI Western Washington community. Here’s where you can get connected and stay connected with your peeps.

Pen and StoryStay in touch and find out about events, classes, and workshops, writer and illustrator highlights, and community news.

Critique Groups – Members of critique groups meet regularly, either online or in person, to read each other’s manuscripts and get honest feedback.

Illustrator Videos – Ever wonder how illustrations are made? Video sleuth, Dana Sullivan, documented the secret lives of a few Northwest illustrators.

Volunteers – Be all you can be and help the Western Washington SCBWI community! We love and need volunteers and cannot keep the lights on without you. Contact us at wwa at scbwi dot org, for information on volunteering.

Networks – Western Washington SCBWI is a huge and vibrant chapter. Extending from the Canadian border in the north to the Oregon border in the south and stretching from the Peninsula all the way east to the Cascades, our region and its members are spread far and wide. To help ensure everyone in our region has access to the SCBWI community, volunteers outside the Seattle Metro area organize and run a great deal of excellent programming through our Networks. We always hope to see you at a monthly meeting, a KidLit Drink Night, or other event. But if it’s just too far to travel, check out our amazing Network happenings.

If you wish to participate in our community, please view our Anti-Harassment Policy.

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