SCBWI Canada: East

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Welcome to SCBWI Canada: East!

Pull up a chair and join us in the world of children’s literature! With a presence in Canada since 1997, SCBWI offers a network and resources for authors and illustrators (aspiring or established), translators, teachers, librarians, booksellers, and publishers. Since 2004, SCBWI Canada East has served members in Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Nunavut, Quebec, and Ontario. We organize in-person and online events; host an ongoing conversation about the joys, terrors, and discoveries of writing and illustrating for children; and produce a monthly newsletter offering information like upcoming grant deadlines. But most of all, we offer you the chance to connect with a warm, supportive community of like-minded people. Join us!

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Digging Deeper Workshop Series

Keep an eye on your newsfeed for upcoming dates for our Digging Deeper series. Held on bimonthly on Saturdays, a wonderful Canadian author or illustrator from our chapter, or an industry professional (editor, agent, art director), will invite you to focus on a particular storytelling element. A $15 admission allows you to attend live or watch the recording.

About Us

Get-Togethers (Online and In-person)

Chapter Events

Mentoring and Critiques

Critique Groups

Canada East Membership Benefits

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

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Our website header was created by Alyssa Hutchings. Visit SCBWI Canada East Header Gallery to view previous headers.

Keep in touch

For information about local events, awards, or opportunities, please email