SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Local Shop Talk Networks

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

 Official SCBWI Shop Talk Networks

We are PLEASED to resume our monthly Shop Talks — via Zoom! 

UPDATE:  Shop Talk regulars and invited guests can now look forward to participating in their Network’s monthly Shop Talks, which are resuming on a regular schedule via Zoom. Please connect with your Shop Talk facilitator for access information. 

 

* Syracuse/Dewitt Areas: Beginning March 30th, 2021 – The Syracuse Shop Talk Network meets the last Tuesday of the month (except December) 6:30 – 8:00 pm.  Check out the monthly calendar on the home page of our website for details.

Syracuse/Dewitt Contact: Brian Montanaro = bmontana(at)daemen(dot)edu.

 

Ithaca Area: The Ithaca Shop Talk Network meets the second Monday of every month from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Check out the monthly calendar on the home page of our website for details. 

Ithaca Contacts: Sue Heavenrich = sueheaven(at)gmail(dot)com;  Clara MacCarald ~  cmm255(at)gmail(dot)com

 

*Utica Area: The Utica Shop Talk Network meets the last Monday of every month. Check the monthly calendar on the home page of our website for details. Check out the monthly calendar on the home page of our website for details. 

Utica Contacts: Caitlyn Notaro = cknepka6[at]gmail[dot]com; Alexandria Marie Compo = alexandriacompo[at]gmail[dot]com

 

* Buffalo/Rochester (Victor, NY) Areas:  Woo-Hoo! The Buffalo/Rochester Shop Talk launched in January in Rochester. The turnout was dazzling! For the time being, we will join these two Shop Talk Networks and meet the first Thursday of each month. Check out the monthly calendar on the home page of our website for details.

Buffalo/Rochester Contacts: Julia Garstecki = julia[at]juliagarstecki[dot]com; Jon Schnapp = jschnapp42[at]gmail[dot]com

* Watertown Area:  Watch for details Spring/Summer 2021.

.*Binghamton Area: Watch for details Spring/Summer 2021.