Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators


Free Events

All Write Directions are free. The Write Directions are local area meetings for writers and illustrators. Go here for more details.


Searching for Events

You may search for types of events by using the dropdown box and chosing a category and clicking on Search. The page will only show you the events in that category you’ve chosen. Or you can search by any other parameter such as a specific location. Just type the specific location into the search box and click on Search. Similarly, you may sort by dates.


Paying for Events

We use an automated system to receive electronic payments for our events. The system allows you to safely use a debit or credit card online. If you absolutely do not want to pay electronically, register online for the event, then mail us a check asap. Make your check out to SCBWI Oregon and send it to:
SCBWI Oregon, PO Box 16760, Portland OR 97292-0760.
Your registration will be completed once we receive your check.

We cannot accept credit or debit cards on site at events–for registration or the bookstore.


Policies and Permissions

Our anti-harassment statement, privacy policy, and permissions information for events can be found here. SCBWI has a zero-tolerance policy against harassment of any kind. Any violation of this policy is actionable.


We have a “no refunds” policy after a certain date prior to the event. (This date is announced for each event on the more info page for that particular event.)¬†Sorry, no¬†refunds on consultation or critique fees.



Date/Time Event
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Next Level - October 2018
TaborSpace, Portland OR
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Salem Write Direction October 2018
The Broadway Coffeehouse, Salem OR
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Clark County Write Direction November 2018
Cascade Park Library, Vancouver WA
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Eugene Connections November 2018
Barnes & Noble, Movies and Tech Gear Room, Eugene OR
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
League of Exceptional Writers November 2018
Cedar Hills Crossing Powell’s, Beaverton OR
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SW Write Direction November 2018
Fanno Creek Brew Pub, Tigard Oregon
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Write Direction Coffee Hour November 2018
TaborSpace, Copeland Commons, Portland OR
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
New Member Open House 2018
Beaverton City Library, Cathy Stanton Conference Room, Beaverton OR
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Next Level - November 2018
TaborSpace, Portland OR
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Salem Write Direction November 2018
The Broadway Coffeehouse, Salem OR
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