Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • Shop Talk: Genre Jumping With Author/Illustrator Pat Cummings May 11, 2021 6:30-8 PM Zoom meeting: email for Zoom link!
  • Who should come to this Shop Discussion? Anyone who wants to learn about great books, websites, classes, and programs for kidlit authors and Illustrators wanting to improve their craft. Who else should come? Anyone who is willing to help others by sharing the books, websites, and programs that have helped them improve their craft. We’ll discuss what we’ve learned  and find out where we might learn more. Email for the link if you would like to join us!
  •  Join us for our July 13 Shop Talk when Sandra Aguirre-Magana will talk to us about Storytelling. It’s a performance art, but it’s also a process of using family and culture to develop stories with meanings that are relatable to all people. Sandra will explore how storytelling inspired her self-published books, ¿Quién Es La Llorona? and The Hairy Hand Visits. She’ll take us through the steps she uses to write memorable stories based on her family and culture. You can sample storytelling as performance art prior to the workshop with Sandra’s concert of


Children’s book writers and illustrators encompassing all of New Mexico as well as El Paso, TX.  

Currently all meetings and events are online via Zoom. We welcome new participants in all groups, so please stop by!

  • Weekly Virtual Coffee Chats (every Wednesday)
  • Shop Talks (every second Tuesday of each month)
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