Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

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Conference Dates

The Kansas / Missouri SCBWI region is a vibrant, dedicated and welcoming community of children’s book writers and illustrators.


Future Conference Dates:
2022: November 4-6

2023: November 3-5

2024: November 1-3

Future Abbey Retreat Dates:
2023: April 14-16

2024: April 19-21





 What's coming up in the region?
  August 9th: My Process Shop Talk series with Author/Illustrator Violet Lemay
August 13th: KSMO Illustrator Day with Taylor Abatiell and Heather Brockman Lee
 Save the date! Fall Middle of the Map Conference Nov. 3-6, 2022
 KSMO warning to kidlit creators. Many current scams have been reported. Here is a PDF (SCBWI - Spotting Online Scams) with details on how to avoid being a victim of these scams.
ATTENTION: In-person events are now permitted in our region. Please follow local guidelines, be safe, and enjoy again!
 The Kansas/Missouri region stands with the entire SCBWI community in saying, we stand firmly against bias, oppression, or unfair treatment of people based on their identity elements. To read about our position statement on equity and inclusion please click HERE.