Upcoming Events

2013 Advanced Writers Retreat
Friday-Sunday, April 26-28, 2013
Elfindale Mansion, Springfield, MO

Elfindale Mansion

Join Maggie Lehrman, Senior Editor at Abrams Books, for a weekend of one-on-one critiques and presentations!

This event is limited to only 20 advanced writers, with Published and Listed (PAL) authors receiving priority.

Click here to visit our event registration page for more information!


Missouri Illustrator Meetup - Free Event
Saturday, April 27th 11 am-2 pm
Villa Duchesne
801 S. Spoede Road, St. Louis, MO

Villa Duchesne

We welcome you take a break from your studios and join us at a picturesque locale to mix and mingle with fellow illustrators. We will be discussing everything from technique to marketing. Bring your sketchbooks and supplies if you would like to work during the meeting. Bring a brown bag and drink. There are plenty of seats and everyone is welcome, beginner to advanced.

Since the location is a school, we need to know how many are coming for security reasons. RSVP to Katie Wools at katiewools@gmail.com by Thursday, April 25th. When entering Villa's campus go down the drive and then turn left (west) and enter the left/west doorway of the school. There will be signage on the door and inside. SCBWI members and prospective members please. Please let Katie know if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Truth in Fiction Workshop sponsored by SCBWI-Missouri
Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 9:00-11:00 am
Elfindale Mansion, Springfield, MO

Margaret Stohl

Margaret Stohl, author of the ICONS Series, May 7th release date from Little, Brown and the New York Times # 1 Bestselling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures Novels, will present a workshop, Truth in Fiction on Wednesday, May 1, from 9-11:00 am at Elfindale Mansion in Springfield.

The cost is $20 and includes a buffet lunch. Space is limited. Register to attend by sending email notice to MissouriSCBWI@yahoo.com and mail a $20 check or money order (sorry, no online registration this time) to arrive no later than April 24th to:

c/o Joyce Ragland
858 South Sparks Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802

sATURDAY, jUNE 8, 2013 1-3 pm

Kirkwood Public Library

At 1 PM, Margo will share her expertise on "Show vs Tell" in writing.

Approximately 2 PM she will switch gears and focus on Social Media and Marketing for Writers and Illustrators.

There is NO CHARGE for this event; however, Joyce needs to have a head count. Send an email to MissouriSCBWI@yahoo.com no later than June 1st to reserve your spot.


Web sites & Blogs
Saturday, July 13, 2013
the lIBRARY cENTER, Springfield, MO

The Library Center

Join our webmaster, Janet Lloyd Weber and her spouse, Brad Weber of Marlin House for a workshop on web sites and blogs!

The workshop is at The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Avenue, Springfield, MO, in Meeting Room A. Wi-Fi is available.

This event is offered without charge, but is limited to 50 SCBWI members. In order to provide everyone with workshop materials, please register by emailing MissouriSCBWI@yahoo.com no later than June 30.