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Welcome March, ILLINOIS…with snowdrops, four-leaf clovers, lots of luck, and of course, GOOD NEWS! Share yours on our Google Groups with the subject March Good News!

Are you ready for a home run of a program? Let’s host 2!
Hybrid Event Registration Begins March 19.
It’s a double-header! Choose your conference comfort level during registration. Select either in-person Pitch N’ Stitch or virtual Coaching Chat + Critique.

Our all-star lineup of industry professionals will help you get in the game! Join our hybrid pitch program for on-the-cusp authors and author-illustrators.

Limited attendance for maximum feedback opportunities. Details emailed March 12.
#ReadLocalILLINOIS at Anderson’s
Volunteers Make
Anderson’s a Success

Our thanks to Sarah Aronson who coordinated our appearance at the 2022 Anderson’s Children’s Literature Breakfast. We also appreciate that she, Lisa Katzenberger and Jennifer Wagh placed swag bags on each seat at 6AM the morning of the breakfast!

We’re grateful to all our published members who sent us their beautiful promotional pieces! We couldn’t have created 400 swag bags without Andrea Hall, Kim Oclon, Lori Degman, Jarm Del Boccio, Lisa Katzenberger, Paula Karli, Jen Wagh and Deborah Topolski.

We need your help for IRC! Two years of PALs’ saved-up swag means that it takes us longer to pack it. Please lend us a hand on March 7. Sign-UP here.

PHOTO: Keynote Speaker Dan Santat with Jen Wagh, Co-RA at Anderson’s February 26th.
More For Published Members
Spring Food For Thought:
Rena Barron
March 19

Join us for a LIVE presentation with Illinois author Rena Barron on writing across age groups. As the author of two simultaneously released fantasy trilogies for teen and tween readers, Rena can speak to the joys and challenges of juggling multiple deadlines, working with different editors, marketing to diverse audiences, and staying inspired through it all.

FREE LIVE EVENT for published Illinois members with coupon 2022FFT
Thanks to the generous PAL who sponsored our
SCBWI-IL booth!

Illinois Reading Council Conference
March 10-11

Take advantage of this opportunity to hand-sell books, engage teachers and pass out #ReadLocalILLINOIS posters, swag bags and prize book bundles! Autograph your books by signing up for our booth, #39, near Anderson's Bookfair.

Although volunteers created 400 bags for Anderson’s Children’s Literature Breakfast, we received much more swag from prolific PALs with 2 years of pandemic books! We need your help to finish the job for IRC. Talk with colleagues & have lunch on us!

Want to plan these events? Apply for PAL & Published Coordinator
NETWORK HIGHLIGHT: North Suburban Network, March 9, 7PM

Thanks to all our Network Reps for creating exceptional spring programming!

In this Q&A program, Carolyn Crimi will lead a discussion with Barbara Fisch and Sarah Shealy about the role of freelance publicists, how Blue Slip Media works with storytellers and publishers, the types of services they offer, and helpful tips for building a brand and fan-base.

—LIVE EVENT is free and open to all, members & non-members.

—A recording will be available on our Recordings BY REQUEST page beginning on May 1. Enjoy unlimited viewings for a small convenience fee.