Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators



What We Do

The Wales network was revived in 2015. Since then, we’ve been shaping up nicely and growing in pace! Here’s your chance to get involved, as we develop…

We have a Facebook group which is open to SCBWI members, however newcomers can come and say ‘Shw mae?!’, while they learn what SCBWI is all about. W
e post details of get-togethers, share items of interest, give support at whatever stage you’re at and celebrate successes – big or small. If you want to keep up-to-date with what’s going on in Wales, get in touch with us and we’ll sign you up!

Critique groups
In order to further link members across Wales – and across genres – we run an online critique group on the second Wednesday of every month. Members are invited to share their work ahead of this via dropbox and other members will provide useful and practical feedback to help advance your project. we understand this can seem a daunting prospect, but all feedback is respectful, kind and purposeful. Why not join us for a meeting or two and see for yourself?

Illustrators are not forgotten – how could we miss all that talent?! Our group is steadily growing and although they have their own FB page, we prefer to connect together. However, SCBWI British Isles is actively looking to nuture and create opportunities for illustrators so please get in touch, if you’d like to know more. And watch this space for further development opportunities…

Meeting and event dates:

Obviously, following the events of the past few years (nobody say the”P” word), face-to-face events have gone by the wayside. While we have coped fantastically – bringing virtual workshops to the group, setting creative challenges, hosting virtual quizzes etc. – we are looking forward to re-introducing in-person meetings. Again, watch this space, or check the Facebook page for more details…

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Hello and welcome to the regional page for Wales.

My name is Hazel Hitchins and I’m the Network Organiser volunteer here in Wales. I am a writer who has been a member of SCBWI since 2019 and I predominantly work on Middle Grade fantasy/adventure/ghost stories.

Our group is steadily growing with both new and published authors and illustrators in all genres. So whatever your speciality, you’ll find like-minded, friendly, supportive people here!

If you have a little more time and would like to be involved with SCBWI Wales, please get in touch by emailing
or by using the contact form below. We look forward to hearing from you!




Our banner illustration for October was kindly provided by SCBWI Wales member, Nuria Otte.

Nuria is a bi-lingual artist, illustrator & printmaker (among many other things) based in Cardiff.

You can find out more about her work on Nuria’s website , take a look on Twitter or drop her an email.

To get in touch with our Network: