Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

North Florida Area


Regency Square Branch Library*

 Community Room A

9900 Regency Square Blvd

Jacksonville 32225

*All meetings are at this library unless otherwise specified.

To be put on a mailing list for information about future meetings, contact Eileen Meyer


* Saturday, Feb 19 2-3:30 pm sign into your SCBWI membership account and join us virtually for Lorin Oberweger’s talk on “How to Have the Most Successful Critique Possible” (see more details are at the end of my email). This program will be especially useful with the May conference around the corner . . .


* Hooray –Mark your Calendar – March 19 10:30 am – 12:00 noon for an in-person program here in the Jacksonville area at the Pablo Creek Library, Community Room A – 13295 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32246. We’ll feature our own Sophia Gholz (formerly from JAX, now in Orlando) for her program: From a Dream to a Bookshelf. Sophia will share her publishing journey and discuss everything from surviving the query trenches to writing across genres, and more! Don’t miss this great opportunity. In early March, I’ll send a reminder email with information to RSVP as well as a reminder of our SCBWI Florida protocols for safe in-person meetings. (See in-person meeting protocols at end of this email.) Stay tuned!

Pablo Creek Library

Community Room A

13295 Beach Blvd

Jacksonville, FL 32246


* Save the Dates May 13-15 for the Florida Regional Conference in Orlando! Intensives will take place on Friday May 13th, and the full conference will start Friday around 4 and go thru Sunday at 1 pm. Stay tuned for the updates on how to registration, sign up for critiques and more in the next SCBWI-Florida KITE TALES newsletter.  Also watch the SCBWI-FL Facebook page for updates about registration. Keep polishing your work to take advantage of feedback opportunities!

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. 1. Please wear a mask.
  2. 2. All attendees should be fully vaccinated or have had a negative Covid PCR test taken no earlier than three days (72 hours) prior to the meeting.
  3. 3. If you are not feeling well, please be considerate of others and do not attend the meeting.
  4. 4. If you are unable to attend a face-to-face meeting, remember, we will have Virtual Free Meetings every other month.
  5. 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.


February’s meeting will be virtual! Watch the Free Virtual Meeting page for more information