Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Illustrators Meetups

Come join other illustrators for art critiques and discussions on industry topics. All experience levels welcome!


Typically, we meet every second Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Our next meetings will be held on

February 11
March 11th
April 8th
May 13th
June 9
July 8
August 12
September 9
October 14
November 11
December 9


We are meeting in person and on Zoom. It’s your choice 🙂

Please email Shiho Pate at to receive the zoom link or address


Exchange Ideas And Mingle

Meetup is the best place to get to know one another! Come hang out.

Illustration prompts

Prompts will be announced month before the meeting. Then we will critique each other’s illustration during the meeting. The goal is to develop your portfolio.

Book Clubs

We pick the book to review on our facebook group then discuss about it during the meetup.

Portfolio Hot Seats

Illustrator can submit their portfolio to be reviewed by the group. You can ask once a year.

Guest Speakers

We occasionally have guest speakers! In the past we were delighted have Mike Lowery, The T2 Agency, and many more!

      15 Minutes Topic of the Month

We pick a topic every month such as agents, self promotion etc. Ask anything, share anything!




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