Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Orlando Area Meetings



West Oaks Branch Library

1821 E. Silver Star Rd. Ocoee, FL 34761

*All meetings are at this library unless otherwise specified.


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Orlando Area Members – Our Free Meetings Are Back at a new location!

West Oaks Branch Library

1821 E. Silver Star Rd.

Ocoee, FL 34761


Saturday, April 1, 2023

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM


Crafting Dialogue for Young Adult Characters

with Ginny Myers Sain


Nothing pulls a reader into your story faster than engaging, well-written dialogue. Authentic sounding voices and conversations have the ring of truth that immediately bring your characters to life on the page. This is especially true when you’re writing for young adults. Teens can spot bad dialogue a mile away, and nothing puts them off a book faster than young characters who sound all wrong. But how does an adult write believable teen dialogue? In this workshop, New York Times Bestselling Author, Ginny Myers Sain, will share tips and exercises for creating realistic teen characters who speak from the heart.

Please register at:


Hopefully you can join us for lunch afterwards at TooJay’s Deli to continue networking and connecting.


SCBWI Florida

Safety Protocols

Free Face-to-Face Meetings

The following protocols have been developed based on CDC guidelines,

requirement and recommendations from SCBWI headquarters,

and taking into consideration the requirements of our various meeting facilities.

1. Masks are not required, but are highly recommended.

2. We highly recommend that those who attend be vaccinated or have a negative test before attending.

3. If you are not feeling well, please be considerate of others and do not attend the meeting.

4. If you are unable to attend a face-to-face meeting, remember, we will have Virtual Free Meetings every other month.

5. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at each Free Meeting location.

If you have any questions about these protocols, please email us at Thank you for following our protocols to help ensure the health and safety of our faculty and participants. While SCBWI Florida has COVID-19 precautions and procedures established for our events, please know that you assume all risks associated with attending any in-person gathering.