Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

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About Us

Minnesota is once again an independent region!

Thank you to new Regional Advisor Lisa Bolt Simons.

If you’re interested in helping Minnesota as a volunteer please contact Assistant Regional Advisor Kevin Kunkel.

Learn more about SCBWI via THESE VIDEOS.


SCBWI membership - the most important gear in a writer's or illustrator's tool kit!


Connect with the Minnesota Region!

Regional Advisor - Lisa Bolt Simons

Assistant RA - Kevin Kunkel

Illustrator Coordinator - Alyssa Sinnen

SCBWI Digital Workshops and virtual conferences!

SCBWI's annual summer conference will be virtual again in 2021 and will feature some of the industry's leading editors, agents, authors and illustrators. Additionally, SCBWI offers many digital workshops throughout the year, including some that are free to members! Check the SCBWI home page for details.  

Region Webinars!

As a member, you can attend online, reasonably-priced webinars taking place in our regions all over the world! Click here for a calendar of upcoming region webinars.  

And much, much more!

Click here to see a list of member perks. Discover why SCBWI is the most valuable resource for those interested in publishing works for children and young adults.