• This wonderful series is returning. This year, however, we will be charging for the event—sorry, we can’t continue to give it to you free. But here are your options: 1. Purchase a Member Pass for $35 for the pass (nonmembers $50), which gives you all 7 sessions... (This option will only be available for a couple months.)  2. Preregister for each TNL event, $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers. 3. Register at the door and pay $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers. Ready to bring your writing and illustration skills to The Next Level? Whether you're plotting a novel or perfecting a picture book, SCBWI Oregon’s professional series will give you tools to advance your career.   Our first TNL is on September 20th and will feature April Henry. The topic is "Plot Your Way to Success: Dozens of tips to help you create a book they can't put down." Join us on the third Saturday of each month at Tabor Space on 5441 SE Belmont, and learn how to take your work to The Next Level. Doors open at 2:00 pm, and speakers start at 2:30. Every 3rd Saturday through April 2015 except for December
  • CONNECTIONS are geographically-based groups for the purpose of networking for our SCBWI members in areas away from the Portland metro area where most of our events are held.

About Us

We are a lively growing region. Currently, our leadership is two Co-Regional Advisors (Co-RAs), an Illustrator Coordinator (IC) and a team of Advisory Committee members. We are all volunteers who want to serve our region. Go to our volunteer page to see who they all are and what their responsibilities

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Our Mission Statement

The purpose of SCBWI Oregon is to provide writers and illustrators of children’s literature with information, instructional classes and events that will improve their writing and illustrating and aid them in meeting specialists who can further their careers. We also strive to offer opportunities for networking with others and building a community of like-minded professionals.


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This year we will be offering two $75 scholarships that can be applied to either the joint illustrator retreat or the annual fall retreat. That means one writer and one illustrator can win. 
Download the application here: 2015 Scholarship Application and Instructions

There is also a $100 "Pass it on" scholarship for nonfiction writers.
Download the application here: 2015 Pass It On Scholarship Application and Instructions

Congratulations to Sara-Lynne Simpson, winner of the 2015 SCBWI OR Fall Retreat Scholarship. Read her bio here.

Congratulations to Kassandra Keppol, the winner of the 2015 SCBWI-OR/WWA Illustrators' Retreat Scholarship.

Congratulations to the winners of the Portfolio Show at Booklandia, our 2015 Spring Conference.
First Place: Alison Farrell
Second Place: Margaux Meganck
Third Place: Zoey Abbott Wagner


Interested in seeing PAL book covers and titles? Remember PAL stands for Published and Listed.
Download it: PAL New Books 2013_2014_March
(If you have a new book that is not on this list, and you don't think she has it, contact Debby Zigenis-Lowery.)

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