Saturday, December 9, 2017

Sign on for net neutrality

Are you an Author's Guild member? (If not, perhaps you should be.) Read the Guild's letter to the FCC regarding the upcoming vote on net neutrality and, if you agree that the regulations about to be repealed should be upheld, sign on here.

For better or worse, SCBWI has traditionally stayed away from most political advocacy, other than those directly related to literacy. The Guild takes a much more active approach to issues that affect authors, illustrators, and publishers, ranging from copyright infringement to First Amendment topics. That's one of the many reasons to consider Guild membership, too. Learn more.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Wednesday, December 13 - Book Events that Change Lives

Please join us on Wednesday, December 13, at Seattle Pacific University (SPU) in Demaray Hall from 7-9 pm. We’ve got goings-on a-plenty, from our pre-meeting Annual Cookie Exchange to a stellar panel talk on “Book Events That Change Lives.” We’ll also be offering Passport holders a last chance to sign up for the Great Critique held on January 20, 2018. You won’t want to miss this meeting!

What: Book Events that Change Lives. Join Kim Baker as she moderates a panel with Linda Johns, and authors, librarians, and media specialists who host and present at a variety of library and school events. Learn how to market yourself to public and private schools, the benefits of a book signing at a public library, how to build audience, and more!
When: Wednesday, December 13, 7-9 pm.
Where: SPU, Demaray Hall. Parking is free in commuter lots after 5 p.m. except where noted by signs.

The Official Cookie Exchange Rules:
· Make at least one dozen cookies – three cookies on a plate to be judged. The rest are for general scarfing.
· Label the plate with your name, your category (most beautiful or most delicious) and the name of your cookie.
· Set them up before 6:30 pm. You will be directed to the setup area by Snack Mistress Milagros.
· Contest closes at 6:45 pm, to give judges time to argue about “mouthfeel,” “depth of flavor” and “locally-foraged toothsome essence.”

Winner will receive PRIZES. FAME. GLORY!

And don’t forget the annual Book Exchange!
· Bring up to five kid-lit books you no longer have room for.
· Take only as many books as you bring.

Extra books will be donated to Kinder Konnection ( and a non-profit that helps underserved school children in Washington State.