Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • Virtual  School Visits presented by Midsouth Authors and Illustrators
  • Congratulations to our 2021 Mentoring Pairs:   Young Adult – Amy Aiken, mentored by Sharon Cameron – Kathryn Huber, mentored by Sheba Karim   Middle Grade – Laura Ayo, mentored by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb – Neena Phan, mentored by Tracy Barrett   Picture Book – Elayne Crain, mentored by Jessica Young – Linda Kartoz-Doochin, mentored by Rita Lorraine Hubbard – Mason, mentored by Jessica Young   For more information about the 2021 SCBWI Midsouth Mentorship Program, click here.
  • Copies of Ty the Quiet Giraffe, illustrated by SCBWI Midsouth member Barbara Ball, are displayed in the front window for book launch at Parnassus in Nashville.
  • Book launch at Parnassus for Ty the Quiet Giraffe, with illustrator Barbara Ball
  • Browsing the bookstore at the 2019 SCBWI Midsouth Fall conference (bookstore provided by Parnassus)
  • Participating in the Author/Illustrator Panel at 2019 SCBWI Midsouth conference were (L to R) Dave Connis, Rita Lorraine Hubbard, Alice Faye Duncan, Mary Reaves Uhles, Patsi Trollinger, and Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Susan Eaddy was the moderator.
  • Paricipating in the Agent/Editor/Art Director panel at the 2019 SCBWI Midsouth Conference were Cate Hart, Mekisha Telfer, Tiffany Liao, Eric Smith, Allison Taylor, Tamar Mays, Stephani Stilwell, and Molly O'Neill. The moderator was Molly McCaffrey (not pictured).
  • Jessica Young and Kristin O'Donnell Tubb present
  • Attendees all dressed up in their finest Steampunk attire at the 2019 SCBWI Midsouth Fall Conference Gala Dinner
  • Click here to visit the Illustrator Lounge.
About Midsouth

The Midsouth Region serves SCBWI members who live in Kentucky and Tennessee. We have an active agenda of programs, events, and services to support our professional growth. 

SCBWI-Midsouth logo by Susan Eaddy, Copyright © SCBWI-Midsouth.



Midsouth Conference Update:

As SCBWI headquarters continues to recommend virtual events through summer 2021, we will continue to plan online workshops and meet-ups in place of our 2021 Fall Conference.  Does that mean skipping the conference, though? No way! Here’s what we’re planning:


**COMING IN 2022**


SCBWI Midsouth SPRING Conference!!   March 25-27, 2022, Embassy Suites Cool Springs, Franklin, TN … Get ready to celebrate as the Midsouth kicks off Spring of ‘22 TOGETHER! The Midsouth conference you know and love, set amidst the hope of spring flowers! Learn from industry leaders, have your work critiqued by editors and agents, and finally see friends new and old! Official conference details will be available on this site November 6. Registration will open November 13.   
SCBWI Midsouth Fall Retreat!!  September 16-18, 2022, Embassy Suites Cool Springs, Franklin, TN … Same dates and location as our usual Fall Conference, but a bit more intimate. Join us as a smaller crowd comes together to dive deep with a weekend of intensives. Take time away to focus on your craft and be inspired by some of the best in the business! Official details will be available on this site in May, 2022. Registration will be limited to 100 attendees and will open in late May or early June, 2022.