Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Central East

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 or the contact form below.

Regular Events


In-person Scrawl Crawl is back!

Organised by Alina Surnaite.

The next Scrawl Crawl will be held on Sat January 14, 13:00-15.30 pm at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge.

Both writers and illustrators are welcome. We will be writing or sketching inspired by this venue as well as chatting over coffee or tea at the Fitzbillies café, where we will start this event. Please bring your notebooks, sketchbooks and favourite pens or pencils. The museum is free to visit and no pre-booking is needed. More information on their website. See you at the Winter Scrawl Crawl!


Writing Support Group!

On next writing Support Group for the Cambs/Herts/Essex borders will take place on:
Sunday 27th Nov at 1pm
The Coach and Horses, Thorley, Bishops Stortford, CM23 4AS.
All PB, MG and YA writers welcome.
If you fancy meeting some like minded people then please get in touch and come along!









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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