Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

The Nights of the Round Table 2019

Date(s) - 11/06/2019 - 11/20/2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Hear Ye, Hear Ye!
The Nights of the Round Table approacheth!


SCBWI Oregon is offering three different nights of revision and round tables. We’ll start with a short talk on revision, then move on to the critiques, guaranteed to be with a regional PAL faculty member. And we are bringing this fabulous event TO YOU. Using the magic of technology we are offering a different category each night – illustrations, novels, and picture books – through Zoom, an online video conferencing tool. That means you can get feedback on your work from the comfort of your own home.

And as a special gift to you, our members, this event is FREE! That’s right, this event is absolutely free to our SCBWI members*. But space is limited, so be sure to register early. Member registration opens September 17th. You must register by October 19, 2019.


Illustrations Night
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
at 6:30 pm
Novels Night
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
at 6:30 pm
Picture Books Night
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
at 6:30 pm

illustrations by Johanna Kim

Please make sure you register for the correct category on the right night.

*One registration per person. Please pick one category on one night only.


Illustrations Night on November 6th – Alison Farrell, David Hohn, Mira Reisberg 

Novels Night on November 13th – April Henry, Deborah, Hopkinson, Amber J. Keyser, Rosanne Parry, Heather Ransom, Mary Elizabeth Summer 

Picture Books Night on November 20th – Hannah Holt, Gretchen McLellan, Ruth A. Musgrave, Dawn Babb Prochovnic, Stephanie Shaw

Click here for faculty bios and pictures.


  What You Can Send Faculty How Many Seats Manuscripts or Art Due
November 6th
5 illustrations PAL Members 24 10/23/19
November 13th
1st 10 pages PAL Members 42 10/30/19
Picture Books
November 20th
Full MS, up to 1200 words PAL Members 48 10/30/19

Manuscripts will be assigned by the regional team to a table and faculty. Your manuscript must be in standard format with your last name included in the file name. (e.g Smith-Slug-Story.doc or .docx) Email your pages to as an attachment, after you register. See due dates above.

Illustrations. You may send 5 jpegs portfolio prints or the first 5 jpegs from a dummy. Each image should be no larger than 500k. Please include your last name in each file name. (e.g. Jones-print1.jpg or .jpeg) Email images to Kara Frost at, after you register. Due date above.



Instructions on how to access the Zoom conferencing tool will be sent to you along with your faculty member in an email at least a week before your Night of the Round Table. We recommend having a high speed internet connection that night–if you don’t have it at home, you can use a local library or coffee shop. You will be video conferencing so we recommend a quiet room or headphones in a public place.

On your Night, you will go to the link provided to join the group for a short webinar by one of our faculty. When the presentation is over you will follow a second link to join your “table” for the critiques. At this point you will be able to interact with your group, just like at a live round table event.  


Contact Laura Byrd at

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Ticket Information

Member Ticket for Illustration Night - November 6th -

This price is only available for SCBWI members.

For SCBWI members only

Member Ticket for Novel Night - November 13th -

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Member Ticket for Picture Book Night - November 20th -

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The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy
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The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is dedicated to providing a safe and harassment-free environment for all of its members and will take any and all necessary steps to address and prevent harassment at events associated with SCBWI. Harassment under this policy may include verbal comments, written comments, displayed images, or behaviors such as intimidation, stalking, body policing, unwelcome photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention or advances, and bullying or coercion.


The SCBWI Member Anti-Harassment Policy applies to all situations of harassment or intimidation at any SCBWI Event. An “SCBWI Event” is any event, meeting or activity that is authorized by an SCBWI Regional Manager to be sponsored by, or affiliated with, SCBWI. SCBWI events may include, if properly authorized by an SCBWI Regional Manager, the Annual Summer Conference in Los Angeles, the Annual Winter Conference in New York, regional conferences, meetings and meet-ups. This SCBWI Member Anti-Harassment Policy also applies to “SCBWI On-Line Interactions,” which include communications and content posted on, or directed towards, SCBWI’s Social Media accounts or sent through any of the communication tools available on SCBWI’s website, SCBWI’s Social Media accounts under this policy include the official SCBWI accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and LinkedIn.



Code of Conduct

All participants in SCBWI Events and SCBWI On-Line Interactions, including faculty, staff, and attendees, are required to comply with the following anti-harassment code of conduct. The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits harassment, including but not limited to the following behaviors:

  • intimidation, stalking, or following.
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events.
  • Inappropriate physical contact.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Abusive verbal comments.
  • Quid pro quo– sexual harassment that occurs when one in an authority position requests sex or a sexual relationship in exchange for professional consideration or favors.
  • Harassment does not include respectful disagreement or reasonable and respectful critique made in good faith. SCBWI continues to welcome and appreciate presentation of appropriate controversial ideas, free speech, and creative artistic expression. SCBWI encourages members to hold one another accountable to the Code of Conduct as stated in this part of the Policy and to take the perspectives of others seriously when a disagreement arises.


Reporting Procedures

Any person who believes there has been a violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy can report the offense in one or all of the following ways:

  • Certain SCBWI Events, including the Annual Summer Conference in Los Angeles and the Annual Winter Conference in New York, will designate one or more Safety Team Members who will be available during the conference to provide a safe space for members to report an incident. The Safety Team Member will report directly to the conference director or regional advisor in charge.
  • A complainant may submit a complaint under this policy to the Director of Community Marketing and Engagement, the Director of Illustration and Artist Programs and/or your Regional Manager.
  • SCBWI has a dedicated email address for reporting any potential incident of harassment under this policy. Anyone who chooses to report an incident can find the Anti-Harassment Report Form on the SCBWI website (About > Anti-Harassment) or use the following link: Reports should include the substance of the complaint, date, and whenever possible, a list of witnesses or a reference to the relevant URLs, if the offense occurred through an SCWBI On-Line Interaction.


SCBWI will investigate all complaints subject to the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy. If the policy applies, SCBWI will investigate the matter and take whatever action is necessary and appropriate to prevent a recurrence and protect the environment at SCWBI Events. If a complaint is made anonymously, please note that SCBWI will not be able to follow up on an anonymous report with the complainant directly, as SCBWI will not have contact information for the anonymous complainant. Moreover, anonymous complaints may hinder SCBWI’s ability to investigate the complaint.  SCBWI will take steps to protect the confidentiality of the complaint, to the extent possible.  However, complete confidentiality may not be possible in all circumstances.  SCBWI will make every attempt to respond to a named complainant in a timely fashion.

If appropriate, SCBWI may report the incident to local authorities.



The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits retaliation against a member of the SCBWI community for reporting harassment, intimidation or discrimination, or for participating in an investigation relating to any complaint made under this policy. The sanctions for retaliation are the same sanctions available to address any other violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy.



SCBWI takes all allegations of harassment seriously. Complaints will be investigated by SCWBI if they fall within the scope of SCWBI’s Anti-Harassment Policy. Depending on the results of the investigation, SCWBI will determine whether a sanction is appropriate.


Sanctions for faculty, speakers, staff or board members may include any of the following:


  • warning the party involved that the particular behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;
  • immediate removal from a particular event;
  • denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a temporary or permanent basis;
  • withholding of a contracted honorarium;
  • prohibition from future speaking engagements;
  • prohibition from future faculty appointments;
  • expulsion from SCBWI; and/or
  • removal from the Board of Advisors or Board of Directors, when appropriate.


Sanctions for attendees, members, and guests can include any of the following:

  • warning the party involved that specified behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;
  • immediate removal from a particular event, without refund;
  • denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a permanent or temporary basis;
  • termination of SCBWI membership, without refund; and/or
  • prohibition of future SCBWI membership.


If the conduct at issue involves one of SCBWI’s employees, SCBWI will handle utilize whatever corrective action is appropriate based on the result of the investigation and subject to SCBWI employment policies and practices.



SCBWI will make every reasonable effort to conduct all investigations into allegations of harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in a manner that will protect the confidentiality of all parties and witnesses. Notwithstanding the above, confidentiality is not absolute, and those with a legitimate business reason to know and be informed of the allegations will be so informed. Parties to the complaint should treat the matter under investigation with discretion and respect the reputation of all parties involved.



If you wish to file a complaint or an anonymous complaint, CLICK HERE to access the Anti-harassment Report Form.


If you have questions regarding this policy, you may send an email to Please include the words "anti-harassment policy" in the subject line.

I have read and accepted the SCBWI Anti-Harassment policy.