Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Write Direction

Write-Direction-Logo-ver2What is the Write Direction?

The Write Direction is an informal gathering where members meet to socialize and talk about children’s writing and/or illustrating. It is a support/fellowship/networking meeting.

For purposes of comfort and safety, Write Directions are usually held in public venues (libraries, churches, parks, restaurants, bookstores, etc.). A topic for discussion may be chosen ahead of time to “get the ball rolling,” but the object is to encourage everyone to participate. Input from attendees with experience related to the topic is always welcome. Or participants may attend an event together (i.e. a booksigning, author appearance, etc.).


  1. Open to SCBWI members and nonmembers.
  2. Attendees are discouraged from bringing young children to SCBWI events.
  3. Caregivers or facilitators for physically impaired attendees are always welcome.