NETWORK NEWS 2020 Events in October


Network News Editor, Anne Boyere, shares SCBWI events coming up in October.

Take a look at these upcoming events in October and beyond from the SCBWI Networks. They're not only an opportunity to share your work and learn, but a great way to meet - virtually for now - fellow creatives. You can still book on Getting to the Heart of Your Story with Vashti Hardy with Central East!!

SCBWI Events in October

Please scroll down for email addresses of all networks. Do get in touch for information (confirm date and time, how the group works, if there are any spaces, etc.) if you're new to the Network or would like to join a particular critique group. See our guide to eCritique Groups here

5 OCTOBER North East Critique Group Meeting 18:00 - 21:00 Online

5 OCTOBER Wales Critique Meet 14:00 Online. 

10 OCTOBER London Illustrator Masterclass - Art Director's Brief 13:00 - 17:00 Online. Please note that all the places for 2-tier feedback with Becky have been filled! Bookings continue for the Zoom Masterclass with Becky Chilcott only.

14 OCTOBER Central East October book club - Orpheus Black 19:00 - 21:00 Online.

17 OCTOBER London Author Masterclass - Picture Book Focus with Kes Gray SOLD OUT  12:00 - 16:00 Online.

17 OCTOBER North East Critique Meeting 14:00 - 16:00 Online.

19 OCTOBER Scotland Edinburgh YA Crit Group Coffee and Chat 10:00 - 12:00 Online.

22 OCTOBER Scotland Edingburgh All genre Critique Group 16:00 - 18:00 Online.

22 OCTOBER Central East Getting to the Heart of Your Story with Vashti Hardy 19:30 - 20:30 Online.

24 OCTOBER Central East Scrawl Crawl 14:00 - 15:30 Virtual exploration of the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art tour and collection.

From Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room, Smithsonian

26 OCTOBER Scotland Edinburgh MG Critique Group 10:30 - 13:00 Online.

29 OCTOBER Scotland Edinburgh Picture Book Critique Group 19:00 - 21:00 Online.

Find and book SCBWI British Isles events

Our network organisers have been great at thinking up new ways for their members to meet. Have you attended a virtual critique group or event? Do you know what type of events you'd like to see in the future? Perhaps you've got some ideas to organise more virtual events? Our networks are only as good as our volunteers so please do get involved.
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The header image is by 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. 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. See more of Niki's work here  or find her on Twitter


Anne is a writer and a breastfeeding counsellor. She is fluent in English and French but, please, don't ask her to do maths in English or her brain will fry. You can ask her about her four children, husband and cat and she will happily tell you all about them until you beg for mercy. She won the 2018 Winchester Writers' Festival prize in Funny Fiction for her story about a grandmother were-cow and was shortlisted in the Writers & Artists' Writing for Children and YA competition.
In her spare time, she murders violin pieces or dreams about being invited to Desert Island Discs (spoiler: her book of choice would be Eloise).
Twitter: @AmusedNonQueen

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