Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

FREE! Event with Award-Winning Author, Yvonne Ventresca

We’re pleased to offer a free member event on Wednesday, January 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Library of the Chathams–a short walk from the Chatham train station. YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS FREE EVENT.


Envision a creative new year and get social with other writers and illustrators! Award-winning NJ SCBWI PAL author Yvonne Ventresca will lead a “vision board” activity during this social, with a chance to talk books, industry, and productivity with your fellow authors and illustrators.


A vision board is a collage of your creative goals for the year to come, a potent visual to spark your creativity, and a reminder to persevere. Most supplies (old magazines, glue sticks, card stock/cardboard) will be provided, but if you have some images you’d especially like to bring (or any supplies of your own) please do. If you’d like to use Pinterest instead, bring your laptop. Either way, you’ll have a chance to chat with fellow creators, and you’ll leave with a pictorial representation of your goals for the year to come.


When/Where: Wednesday, January 29, 6-8 p.m. in the Benigno Room at The Library of the Chathmas, 214 Main Street, Chatham (within walking distance of the Chatham Train Station).


What to Bring: Water bottle, layers for your personal climate control, your laptop (to create a virtual Pinterest vision board) OR your own supplies to create an actual vision board.
Learn more about vision boards here:


Many thanks to Yvonne for volunteering her time to host! Learn more about Yvonne here:

REGISTER HERE (must be logged in to SCBWI — ):

BECAUSE WE ARE NOW USING THE SCBWI REGISTRATION SYSTEM FOR ALL EVENTS, YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN TO SCBWI BEFORE CLICKING THE LINK TO REGISTER. (The same as when registering for SCBWI Summer/Winter Conferences. Going forward, this is ALWAYS how you will register for NJ SCBWI events, including Annual Conference later this year.)

We look forward to seeing you in Chatham!

With our best wishes for a successful 2020,
Tisha, Rosanne, Kelly, and Barbara
The NJ SCBWI Regional Team