Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

PAL Member Resources

Author’s Book Club (ABC) Events

Our region holds ABC Events for author or illustrator members to speak about a recently published work to SCBWI members.  ABC events typically last 1-2 hours, with refreshments and time to socialize.  Typically these events are held at a library or bookstore, and include a chance to sign and sell books.  You will receive a small honorarium for presenting.

Topics to consider:

  • An aspect of craft that you learned about or focused on during this project.
  • Your experience in the business (getting an agent, the editorial process, launch activities)
  • Creating a school visit
  • Your inspiration and creative process (any local roots?)
  • Anything else you think would be helpful to members, both published and not.

 Interested in presenting an ABC Event? Contact our Events Coordinator, Jen Eyre.

Interested in proposing an idea for or presenting a webinar? Contact our Webinar Coordinator, Meg Eden.

Interested in joining our “Read Local” campaign? Contact Veronica Bartles, Assistant Regional Advisor for SCBWI MD/DE/WV, at

PAL Member Coordinator

Got ideas for PAL member programming?  Want to find better ways to connect with other authors in the region?  Contact our PAL Coordinator, Lisa A. Crayton with questions, feedback, or suggestions.