Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

January 10, 2019 Updates

Hello INW Members,


As your newly appointed RA, one of my goals is to keep you informed. In addition to our quarterly newsletter, Creative Currents, I will send an email the 10thof every month to pass along updates about our events and members. If you have some news to share, email me anytime.


2019 Conference: RISE and SHINE!


The date for our 2019 conference is September 21, 2019. We will gather at the Montvale Event Center in Spokane, WA for inspiration and information to help pursue our publishing goals. Save the date!


**HOTEL information: If you don’t live in the Spokane area and plan to stay a night or two during the conference, you’ll want to make a hotel reservation soon. There is a convention coming to town that weekend. While booking rooms for our faculty, I discovered many downtown properties are full. There are rooms available today at The Spokane Club, the Downtown Holiday Inn Express, and The Centennial if you want to stay in the downtown area.



Three of our members, Mary Cronk Farrell, Maureen McQuerry, and Stephen Wallenfels, start their whirlwind book tour next month–and they’re coming to a bookstore near you! Check out the dates below and bring the teens in your life to an event they won’t forget. Follow the hashtag for all the info.


February 9 – Barnes and Noble, Kennewick WA

February 23 – Inklings Bookstore, Yakima WA

March 6 – Aunties Bookstore, Spokane WA

March 23 – Adventures Underground, Richland WA


Around the SCBWI

News from…Alaska!


The Alaska region asked me to share their Big Thaw Retreat coming up this spring. Think of all the daylight hours you could spend working on your craft.

Deep Dive into Picture Books

Last but not least, our Picture Book Webinar Series is sure to sell out. As of this morning, there were 3 spots left, so sign up today if you are interested.


I’ll be in touch,


Rachel Hamby