Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

About Us


We are the Inland Northwest region of SCBWI. We have approximately 100 members living throughout eastern Washington and North Idaho. The highest percentage resides in the Spokane area.

Our members write and illustrate books, magazine articles, and other media for children and teens. We have published and pre-published members.

There are several ways to connect with our community. (Don’t forget to log in, many features and resources are accessible to members only.)

1. Email your Local Coordinator (found on our homepage) to find out about critique groups, workshops, and other events close to home. If you don’t see a coordinator for your area, email the Regional Advisor.

2. Create an SCBWI member profile. Log in, visit: My Home/Edit Profile, and add your details.

3. Be sure the email address listed in your profile is current.

4. Add and to your “Safe Senders” list so our emails aren’t mistakenly sent to your spam folder. You can view our newsletter, Creative Currents, by clicking the Newsletter link on the right.

5. Follow us on social media.  Let us know you’re an Inland Northwest member and what you’re working on. We’ll follow you back!


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I look forward to meeting you at an upcoming event!

Rachel Hamby
Regional Advisor
SCBWI Inland Northwest