FREE WEBINARS! Saturday, February 24 at 3 PM Eastern: A Conversation with Middle Grade Authors R.D Henham, Ginjer Clark, and Deborah Kalb. Register here. Saturday, February 24 at 4:30 PM Eastern: A Conversation with Picture Book Authors Ann McCallum, Karen Leggett Abouraya, and Lezlie Evans. Register here. Saturday, March 3 at 3 PM Eastern: A Conversation with Young Adult Authors Kathy MacMillan, Linda Budzinski, Meg Eden, Pintip Dunn, and Christina June. Register here. Tuesday, May 8 at 10 AM Eastern: A Conversation with Picture Book Authors Sue Fliess and Megan Wagner Lloyd. Register here. Check out these FREE webinars! The MD/DE/WV Region of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators is hosting these webinars, which are open to everyone, as part of the Read Local Challenge, which gives you the chance to win prizes by reading books by featured authors from Maryland, Delaware, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. Join us as these authors discuss their inspirations and challenges and answer your questions! A recording of each webinar will be available after the event. Please register at the links below to receive access information for the live event or recording. A Conversation with Middle Grade Authors Laura Shovan, Leah Henderson, and Barbara Carney-Coston. Register at https://mddewv.scbwi.org/events/free-webinar-a-conversation-with-middle-grade-authors/

Thursday, January 4 at 7:45 PM: A Conversation with Picture Book Authors J.H. Diehl, Amy S. Hansen, and Rebecca Evans.

Register at https://mddewv.scbwi.org/events/free-webinar-a-conversation-with-picture-book-authors/
The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators MD/DE/WV Region is hosting a Bookfair at Barnes & Noble this December! Shop at Barnes & Noble, either in-store or online, between December 13 and December 20, and present them with our flyer or Bookfair ID number (12278941), and SCBWI MD/DE/WV will receive a portion of the sales.

Join us for our Bookfair Kickoff event at Barnes & Noble Ellicott City on December 13 from 5-8 p.m.

Workshops and events for kids and families:
5-5:45 PM: Writing workshop for children and teens with Meg Eden, author (Post-High School Reality Quest)

5:45-6:30 PM: Illustration workshop for children and teens with Rebecca Evans, author/illustrator (Someday I'll Fly, Friends in Fur Coats, The Shopkeeper's Bear, The Good Things)

6:30-8 PM: Games with Authors: Play book bingo, pin the book on the shelf, crazy guessing games, and more with local authors:

Veronica Bartles (The Princess and the Frogs, Twelve Steps)

Barbara Carney-Coston (To the Copper Country)
Lulu Delacre (Olinguito from A to Z! Unveiling the Cloud Forest, Us, in Progress)
Leigh Goff (Bewitching Hannah, Disenchanted)
Kathy MacMillan (Sword and Verse, Little Hands and Big Hands)
Liz Reed (Sweet Competition)
Laura Shovan (The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary)