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! Run by Cambridge member Alina Surnaite. Virtual visits have included Opera de Paris, The State Darwin Museum, Moscow and The Albertine, Vienna.

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









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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