SCBWI Oregon

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The Great Critique - Winter 2024

SCBWI Oregon’s Great Critique is an event that happens twice a year. Each session is an awesome opportunity for writers and illustrators to be critiqued by a professional and their peers. ⭐Registration closes January 20th⭐

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Level Up! with Isabella Kung

Laugh Out Loud Literature: Creating Humor in Picture Books with Isabella Kung

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Level Up! with Erin Dionne

The Promise of a New Beginning with Erin Dionne

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Level Up! with Chamisa Kellogg

BUILDING A VISUAL WORLD with Chamisa Kellogg

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Featured Illustrator

Come meet Juliet Yenglin, learn about her work and enjoy her delightful illustrations.

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Featured Tile Artist - Chamisa Kellogg

Chamisa is an illustrator, art director and animator based in Portland, Oregon. As founder/creative director/one-woman-show at Studio Chamisa, she makes work for children’s books, brands, games and educational content. Her go-to illustration style is lush and textural with notes of nostalgia, dreaminess and play. Chamisa collaborates with clients to bring their stories to life, and enjoys making work that celebrates compassion, hope and connection. When she’s not making art you might find her gardening, buying too many books, or snuggling with her pup, Orca. Each season we'll be featuring a different Illustrator's work. Contact Oregon's Illustrator Coordinator if you're interested in being featured:

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For Illustrators

Hey, Oregon Illustrators! Whether you’re a current or future PAL, prefer picture books or graphic novels, work digitally or on paper, or wear multiple KidLit hats, you'll find illustration-specific news and information here.


Welcome to SCBWI Oregon!

Covering the state of Oregon, our region is led by Regional Advisor Laura Byrd, with support from Assistant Regional Advisor Lisa Gerlits, Illustrator Coordinator Robin Chilstrom and an Advisory Committee. As volunteers, our goal is to help our members learn their craft and grow as creators and kidlit enthusiasts.



Our Team


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The Write Direction

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Critique Groups

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Good News

Membership benefits

Jump into a quick overview of the benefits that SCBWI members can enjoy.

Becoming a translator

Translation: Some Frequently Asked Questions, by Avery Udagawa

Keep in touch

To inquire about local events, awards, or opportunities, please email { }