Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

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  •  Want to learn more about how to build a successful career as a graphic novel creator? Join a free masterclass series taught by Janna Morishima, agent, and founder of Kids Comics Unite, starting on Saturday, Jan. 30th. Register here:
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  • Submit your artwork to The Bologna Book Fair Illustrators Exhibition, which will take place March 30-April 2, 2020—special. November 4, 2019 deadline for all SCBWI members! While the official submission deadline is October 4, 2019, there will continue to be an extension for SCBWI members of one month —> November 4. Illustrators should write “SCBWI Member” on the outside of their package. Here is the general information Exhibitions on The Island this Fall: —PICTURE THIS: THE ART OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS September 21-January 15, 2020 Manes Art and Education Center, Nassau County Museum of Art, Museum Drive in Roslyn Harbor off of Northern Boulevard. An exhibition featuring the art of children’s books with works on loan from The Eric Carle Museum alongside contemporary illustrators. —PAINT YOUR WORLD — 40-Year Retrospective of the Work of Michael Paraskevas On view September 21- November 1, 2019, Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton NY 11968 Michael Paraskevas has illustrated and written 24 children’s books over the years with his mother, Betty. His new book Paint Your World, inspired by and featuring SAC Center, will be available for purchase during this exhibition. —COMMON THREADS: ZALBEN PAINTINGS AND ILLUSTRATION ART October 10, 2019 — Thursday at 7 pm Jane Breskin Zalben / art opening: Manhasset Art Gallery (at the Manhasset high school 200 Memorial Place, Manhasset)  Anyone who buys art or a book, 20% of the price will go to their breast cancer auction on October 26th. Silent Bids are welcome. Prices on Request. From Art Chair or the Artist. Otherwise, at other times, it will go to the school system gallery toward art education. Near the train station and parking out front.
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  • Check out what Equity & Inclusion is all about Please email us if you’re interested in helping on this or any other volunteer positions! We are offering three (3) one year paid SCBWI Membership scholarships —one as part of our new Equity & Inclusion Program, and two for financial duress. If you would like to be considered for one of these scholarships, please contact us for further details.  
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SCBWI Region covering all of Nassau and Suffolk County on Long Island New York

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