Midsouth (Kentucky/Tennessee)

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Welcome to SCBWI Midsouth!

We serve writers and illustrators in Kentucky and Tennessee and are glad you've joined our creative community. To make sure you don't miss out on our local meetups, regional webinars and workshops and the latest news about upcoming events, make the Midsouth your Home Region.


Welcome to SCBWI Midsouth (Kentucky/Tennessee)!

Looking to explore your passion for writing or illustrating children's books? As a member you'll gain access to an array of helpful resources, including information on upcoming events, opportunities to connect with other professionals in the industry, and valuable insights on the art of creating and publishing children's books.

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Welcome to SCBWI Midsouth (Kentucky/Tennessee)!

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Welcome to SCBWI Midsouth (Kentucky/Tennessee)!

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Welcome to SCBWI Midsouth (Kentucky/Tennessee)!


Welcome to SCBWI Midsouth (Kentucky/Tennessee!)

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Welcome to SCBWI Midsouth (Kentucky/Tennessee)!

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Welcome to SCBWI Midsouth (Kentucky/Tennessee)!

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Welcome to SCBWI Midsouth (Kentucky/Tennessee)!

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Christopher Cheng: From Oral Stories to Picture Books

It is our enormous pleasure to announce the extraordinary Christopher Cheng, award-winning author of more than 40 children’s books, will be speaking to Midsouth SCBWI members on September 4 about his creative process. Mark your calendars! You don’t want to miss this one! This virtual event is exclusively for Midsouth members who live in Kentucky and Tennessee. Registration is required, and it will not be recorded.

About Midsouth

Build Your Community

Midsouth Events

Local Meetups

Looking for a Critique Group?

Illustrator Lounge

Resources for PAL Members

Midsouth PAL Speakers

Video: Writing and Illustrating for Children 101

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We have to pause our Midsouth logo contest

We're sorry, but we've learned that we will have to put our logo contest on hold for the time being because new SCBWI branding is currently in development that should be finished soon; new regional logos will need to conform with the updated brand requirements, so there'll be more information we'll need to share with you for the contest. We appreciate everyone who has submitted or been working on designs! Please bear with us – we'll restart the contest with the new guidelines just as soon as we can!

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

Keep in touch

To inquire about local events, awards, or opportunities, please email us at midsouth@scbwi.org

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