Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators


treeWelcome to SCBWI Oregon!

Headed by two Co-Regional Advisors, an Illustrator Coordinator, and a committee of volunteers, SCBWI Oregon offers a Spring Conference every other May (we alternate with Western Washington) and a Retreat in the fall. We are constantly updating our Events page with new happenings. Some programs are aimed at specific groups within our membership, such as beginners, illustrators or PAL members, and others are open to everyone.

We always have some upcoming EVENTS.
Go to the front page calendar or the Events page for more details.


We publish the bimonthly NewsWorthy which offers feature articles, interviews, information about local events, publishing tidbits, critique information, illustrations, and good news from our members. The current and previous issues are available to members at any time on the NewsWorthy page. Newsletter deadlines and who to submit to are on the bottom of that page.

The Co-RAs also send out a bimonthly communication, Cloudy with a Chance of Ideas. It is usually posted and the link sent on the first Monday of every other month, alternating months with the NewsWorthy. Issues are saved under the News portion of our site. 

We have an SCBWI Oregon Facebook page, which often has reminders.

We’re also on Twitter.

Our mailing address is: SCBWI Oregon, PO Box 16760, Portland OR 97292-0760.

Questions or problems?

Contact one of the Oregon Co-Regional Advisors:


Kim Kasch

For website issues, contact Sue Ford, Oregon Webmaster, at