Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Local Shop Talk

If you’re looking to meet up with other children’s writers and illustrators in your area, check out the meetings below. 

* Syracuse area: Last Tuesday of the month (except for December) 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Barnes & Noble on Erie Blvd. in DeWitt. We meet in the children’s section. Contact Kate Day at kblday(at)gmail(dot)com.

Ithaca: First Monday of every month from 6:30 – 8 pm at at Barnes & Noble at Tops Plaza, 614 South Meadow St in Ithaca. Contacts:

Sue Heavenrich ~ sueheaven(at)gmail(dot)com;  Clara MacCarald ~  cmm255(at)gmail(dot)com

* Buffalo-Niagara: BNCWI usually meets the third Monday of the month (but dates vary) from 7-8:30 PM at Audubon Library in Amherst. Visit website at or contact group advisors at Buffalo.NiagaraCWI(at)gmail(dot)com.

*Rochester Area: RACWI meets from September to June on the first Thursday of each month at 7pm with the exception of the November meeting on the 13th, and January meeting on the 8th, at the Pittsford Barnes and Noble Community room. In addition the December meeting is held offsite TBA. Contact Barbara at bsusie10(at)aol(dot)com.