Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Conferences and Workshops

The Art of Story

The Art of Story is Canada East’s annual conference. We bring big-name speakers from New York and Los Angeles right here to you in Canada, with a small faculty-to-attendee ratio. Under normal circumstances, conference announcements usually start hitting the airwaves in late January.

The conference is generally held in April or May but has been on hold since 2020 due to the pandemic. As of June 2022 we are slowly beginning to return to in-person events, and are looking into options for 2023. Watch this page for details (and keep an eye out for announcements in our monthly newsletter, Quick Notes, and in our Google Group, The Exchange).

Members are offered a discount fee to attend.


Digging Deeper

SCBWI Canada East’s Digging Deeper series began in March of 2021.

Each month, a wonderful Canadian author or illustrator from our chapter invites you to focus on a particular element of storytelling. A $15 admission fee allows you to attend live or watch the recording. 

Keep an eye on our Events listings for announcements of upcoming webinars in this series.

This event is open to members only.


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