Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • Congratulations! Stefanie Tatalias Alaska SCBWI Regional Advisor signed with her dream agent Deborah Warren of East West Literary
  • WE NEED YOU! SCBWI is 100% volunteer run.  We could use your help! Want to run a critique group? Want to be a web master? Help calendar events? Contact us!   Image Credit:
  • Alaska and Hawaii SCBWI join forces to bring illustrators Making Waves: a Pacific illustrator event on November 7-8, 2020
  • CONGRATULATIONS! Tricia Brown's book Children of the First People: Fresh Voices of Alaska's Native Kids (profiles by Tricia Brown with photographs by Roy Corral) has been chosen by Alaska Center for the Book to be the Great Reads book representing Alaska at the National Book Festival. The festival is virtual this year and will be held September 25-27.
  • CONGRATULATIONS! Brooke Hartman's book
  • October 24, 12-1:30 pm Alaska time “I can use my imagination” authors often say when beginning a new story. Imagination is a powerful tool, but its value is often limited when writing about unfamiliar people and cultures. Imagination alone has limitations that often overlooks culturally relevant information, or, worse still, gets things factually incorrect.  Webinar attendees will explore ways to meet the needs of their readers when writing cross-culturally. We will dive into issues like motivation, character, backstory, the difference between culture appreciation and appropriation,  and some solutions to the types of issues authors may encounter while performing culturally relevant research. Attendees will also emerge  with strategies for dealing with criticism.
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Got goals? Questions? A desire to create for children? SCBWI AK is here to help.

For many of us, carving out time to write or illustrate can be a challenge. We’ve got jobs, kids, partners, parents, and commitments. But sit down we must. For some of us, if we don’t

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