SCBWI Benelux Chapter

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Welkom, Bienvenue, Wëllkomm!

Welcome to SCBWI Benelux (Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands), your gateway to a world of inspiration and support for children's book creators! Whether you're a writer, illustrator, or translator, our community is here to nurture your creativity and provide valuable insights into the craft and publishing industry.

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Benelux Programming

Online and in person, we meet regularly to grow and connect as kidlit creatives. Check out our upcoming events and join us!


Be Part of Our Community

Connect with like-minded individuals, access a wealth of information, and embark on a journey of growth and collaboration. Join us today and unlock a world of possibilities. Let's create captivating stories together that will ignite young imaginations and leave a lasting impact.

Upcoming Events

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Monthly Illustrator Huddle


"Query Clinic" with Editor, Author and Poet Nadine Pinede

Meet the Benelux Team

Regional Advisor Fanély Gouguet, based in Luxembourg

Assistant Regional Advisor Mayra Calvani, based in Belgium

Illustrator Coordinator Kara Frost, based in the Netherlands

Coordinator Dean Wallis, based in Belgium

Newsletter Editor Esther Scherpenisse, based in the Netherlands

Fanely Gouguet
Regional Advisor
Mayra Calvani
Assistant Regional Advisor
Kara Frost
Author, Educator, Illustrator
Dean Wallis
Esther Scherpenisse

Membership benefits

Jump into a quick overview of the benefits that SCBWI members can enjoy.

Becoming a translator

Translation: Some Frequently Asked Questions, by Avery Udagawa