Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

The Next Level

SCBWI Oregon’s professional series is here to help bring your writing and illustration skills to The Next Level. Whether you’re plotting a novel or perfecting a picture book, our TNL sessions can give you tools to advance your career. All levels of experience welcome.

We meet on the third Saturday of each month at Tabor Space on 5441 SE Belmont in Portland. Doors open at 2:00 pm, and speakers start at 2:15. The series runs from September through April —except for December—but each session is different!

You can buy a pass for the whole series or register for each individual event. (Passes are only available in the fall.)

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Questions? Contact the Co-RAs, who are currently looking for a new coordinator. Kelly has stepped down after many years of service.


2018-19 Schedule


September 15, 2018 Literary Agent Kerry Sparks Crafting a Career in Book Publishing

October 20, 2018 Author Sheryl Scarborough A Hands-on Master Class on Plot + 3-Act Structure: It’s not all Greek, I promise!

November 17, 2018 Foreign Scout Kalah McCaffrey Keeping a Global Audience in Mind

January 19, 2019 Literary Agent Rachel Letofsy Demystifying Book Publishing Contracts

February 16, 2019 Director of Sales and Marketing Margot Wood
How to Establish Your Author Brand Online & Build a Social Following

March 16, 2019 Author Laurel Gale Plotting and Pitching Your Novel

April 20, 2019 Author & Illustrator Barbara Herkert Crafting a Life: Tools of the Picture Book Biographer