Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex
What We Do
We have members in each county who act as the ears and eyes of Central East, allowing us to tailor events to members needs.
Areas with higher concentrations of members such as Cambridge and Norfolk have regular meetings for writers and illustrators, ranging from socials, critique meetings, workshops, sketch crawls and other activities. Those counties with fewer members have less regular meetings, but are expanding with events online.
The whole network is bonded online through a lively, well-used Facebook Page. Please contact us to find out what’s happening near you via email@example.com or the contact form below.
In-person Scrawl Crawl is back! Run by Cambridge member Alina Surnaite. Virtual visits have included Opera de Paris, The State Darwin Museum, Moscow and The Albertine, Vienna.
Are you a keen writer of middle grade fiction? Whether you’re just starting out or already published, come and join us at Secret, Spells & Sleuths: Writing Great Middle Grade Fiction! This one-day event of workshops with authors and agents takes place on Saturday 21 May at Ipswich Waterfront, University of Suffolk. SCBWI members receive a 25% discount. Click here to book your ticket!
Successes in Central East SCBWI
Catherine Emmett launched her picture book, King of the Swamp, in August with Simon and Schuster
CENTRAL EAST NETWORK ORGANISERS – Sian Mole and Lindsey Scott
SCBWI British Isles Central East Region covers: Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. It is open to all members of SCBWI living in these counties (or very close by!).
Although our members are geographically spread around East Anglia, we keep in touch through social media and a newsletter where members are encouraged to share news and recount recent successes (and disappointments!).
Our Local Network Organiser is always keen to support members wishing to set up groups in their area, so do get in touch!
Our beautiful Central East header was illustrated by Central East member Sally Walker. Thank you for sharing your fabulous work with us Sally!
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Get in touch with our Network!
Writing Support Groups!
We are currently setting up new Writing Support Groups (critiques, social and support!) We hope to run both in-person and online groups. If you would like to join a group please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org