Third Saturday of
Our monthly events
quarterly discussion of a current writing topic moderated by one of our
members, followed by a general discussion of writing and/or
illustrating topics, current projects and writing problems and
concerns. Come mentor each other!
special workshops or speaker events. Check our CALENDAR of
meetings and events to learn more.
meetings are held in
Fairlawn, Independence, and Cleveland.
October 19--Critique Meet with illustrator/author Mike DeSantis at Barnes & Noble in Fairlawn, 10 am - noon. See our Calendar of Events for more information.
This year's 11th annual Northern Ohio SCBWI conference in September was bigger and better than ever. Visit our conference page
for more information on the 2013 Northern Ohio SCBWI conference and watch this page for information about next year's event.
AVAILABLE: 2014 Northern Ohio SCBWI Calendar featuring illustrations
from our calendar contest winners. See
http://nohscbwi.org/calendarcontest.html for more information and an
Listserve Online--Open to all chapter
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Groups meet in West
Akron, Cleveland, Columbus,
Cincinnati, Dayton, Solon, Toledo, Youngstown-Trumbull. Groups for
illustrators and Middle-Grade/YA writers
are now forming. Find or
start a critique group now...
Other News &
Check out our virtual
bulletin board for members' book signings and book release
Ohio Public Radio
featured an interview with Northern Ohio SCBWI members on The Regina
"Children's Books," an hour-long radio show, originally aired Wednesday
September 21, 2011. LISTEN to a
recording of the show.
To assist with planning events for 2013, CONTACT
When Mike DeSantis gets the newspaper, he reads the comics section first.
received a BS degree in management information systems from Case
Western Reserve University (with a couple of years' diversion at the
Cleveland Institute of Art). His early professional illustration
work was as a caricature artist, cartoonist, and freelancer.
drifted away from freelance work to focus on …er… having a job
that paid a bit more consistently, but he continued his passion for
children's illustration with a series of personal projects for little
cousins and his own children.
Mike returned to freelance illustration in 2009, with cold submissions of "Hidden Picture" puzzles to Highlights for Children.
Mike has become a regular contributor of puzzles and watercolor
illustrations to Highlights publications. Mike recently
illustrated a children's educational book on writing, Don't Dangle Your Participle, due out in Spring 2014 by VanitaBooks. His work can be seen on his website/blog, www.MikeDeSantis.com.
lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio, with his lovely wife, his three fine
children, and two barking dachshunds. He does not mind e-readers, but
prefers his comics in print.
previously featured members...