NETWORK NEWS 2019 Events in November

Network News Editor, Janey Robinson, shares SCBWI events coming up in November across the British Isles.

In November, SCBWI Networks have some spectacular fireworks of events for you. So join the Storytelling Plot by joining a critique group, coffee and chat, or casual meet-up.

SCBWI Events in November

2 NOVEMBER Wales Coffee and catch up  11:00 - 13:00, The Angel Hotel, 15 Cross St, Abergavenny, NP7 5EN

9 NOVEMBER South East Coffee and chat 10:30 - 12:00, Garage Coffee, Jewry Lane, Canterbury

9 NOVEMBER Wales Coffee & catch up 10:30 - 12:30, Pethau Da (upstairs), 2 Mansel St, Carmarthen SA31 1QX

10 NOVEMBER Wales Coffee and catch up 14:00 - 16:00, Waterstones cafe (upstairs), 2A The Hayes, Cardiff (city centre), CF10 1WB

10 NOVEMBER Wales Coffee and catch up 11:00-13:00, Waterstones Cafe, The Old Carlton Cinema, 17 Oxford St, Swansea SA1 3AG

16 NOVEMBER North East Writing for Others with Patrice Lawrence 11:00 - 16:00, York Central Library

16 NOVEMBER Scotland Scribble and Scrawl Crawl  (SOLD OUT - waiting list) 11:00 - 13:00, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

21 NOVEMBER South East Meet-up 19:30, Cowherds Pub, Southampton Common. Please let us know if you are coming in advance in case of any changes to our schedule:

23 NOVEMBER North West End of the year critique group For details please email

24 NOVEMBER South East Brighton social group 11:00, Brighton Waterstones

25 NOVEMBER South East Critique group 19:30, Coppid Beech Hotel 

26 NOVEMBER South East Critique group 19:00 - 21:00, Double Tree Hotel, Woking. All new people are welcome. Please could you confirm you are attending by emailing

NOVEMBER Wales Picture book online critique group monthly submissions. Contact Zoë Thomas: for more info

Events Now Booking

2 DECEMBER London Christmas party 18:00 - 23:00, The Silver Cross, Whitehall

25 JANUARY London Boot camp 10:30 - 17:30, Goldsmith, University of London, New Cross

Future Events to Watch Out For

7 DECEMBER Scotland Winter social, Spoon, Edinburgh

11 JANUARY, 8 FEBRUARY and 7 MARCH North West Critique meetings

10-12 MARCH London Book Fair social TBC

AUTUMN Central East Scrawl Crawl  November TBA

AUTUMN Central West From First Draft and a Clear Voice events in planning, dates and times TBC

AUTUMN North East Critique meetings Dates decided each month via Facebook poll

AUTUMN London Self-publishing social evening November-January TBC

AUTUMN Wales Coffe and catch up November date TBC, Food for Thought cafe, Gladstone’s Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, CH5 3DF

WINTER London Agents 1-2-1 Early February 2020 TBC

SPRING North East Lynne Chapman illustrator workshop Rescheduling

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Header Image: Niki Leonidou. Niki graduated from the Kent Institute of Art & Design in 2000 and has been working as a freelance children's book illustrator since then. More than 180 books with her work have been published worldwide. She is also a published author in Greece. Her picture book Looking for Misty was nominated for the International Award for best picture book concept in Hasselt, Belgium, in 2014. She loves teaching art to children and has occasionally worked as an art teacher. Follow Niki on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.


Janey Robinson is the Network News Editor for Words & Pictures. A SCBWI member since 2015, Janey mainly writes picture books with YA fantasy a more recent passion. She lives in North London but escapes to wide-open spaces whenever possible, particularly places where you can see the Milky Way on a clear night. Twitter: @sjlrobinson

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