Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators


Can't wait for the Europolitan to start? Or disappointed you can't come? Sign up for one of these webinars with our Europolitan faculty! We have two before the conference and two after, covering a wide range of interests. Each webinar is limited to 15 attendees to keep the intimate, friendly atmosphere we are so pleased to offer you at the Europolitan.

Registration will open three weeks before each webinar. Cost will be 20€ for SCBWI members/30€ for non-members paying via wire transfer and 25€ for SCBWI members/35€ for non-members paying via PayPal.


Pre-Conference Webinars with Europolitan Faculty 


Friday April 7, 2017 at 21:00 Brussels time


with Laurent Linn, Art Director Simon & Schuster

As readers get older, the way they interpret stories through words and art changes. The purpose of illustrations in creating characters and worlds can vary dramatically between age groups and book formats, even though some aspects remain the same. In this webinar we’ll be exploring this in detail and discuss how to approach each format in new ways.

Webinar is SOLD OUT.



Friday April 21, 2017 at 21:00 Brussels time


with Kendra Levin, Executive Editor Viking Children's Books

In this interactive discussion, executive editor and life coach for writers Kendra Levin will tackle every writer’s favorite topic: rejection. She’ll help attendees translate the vague language of rejection letters into practical advice to inform their writing, discuss methods for processing and criticism, and offer psychological techniques for extracting value—and jettisoning stress—from feedback. You’ll come out of the webinar with a better understanding of agents’ and editors’ sometimes cryptic language of rejection, better equipped to dig constructive feedback out of rejection letters, and with increased confidence and resilience.

Registration is completed.



Post-Conference Webinars with Europolitan Faculty


Thursday June 1, 2017 at 21:00 Brussels time


with Catherine Coe, freelance editor and author

Want your query letter to stand out in the crowd? This webinar will show you how! Catherine will talk you through ideal content, length and the all-important dos and don'ts. She'll give you tips on making your query letter shine, how to distil information into punchy sentences, and how to make an agent/editor desperate to read your manuscript. She's also offering post-webinar critiques for anyone who'd like tailored feedback and suggestions on their own query letter for an additional 25€. Submission of the letter for critique will be after the webinar.

Registration will open AFTER the Europolitan on Tuesday May 16 at 20:00 Brussels time (two and a half weeks before webinar instead of three weeks before).

Registration is completed.



Thursday June 22, 2017 at 21:00 Brussels time


with Robin Stevens, author of the internationally best-selling Murder Most Unladylike series

You've finally got an agent for your book. You've made it! But what happens now? What does the final jump to published writer REALLY look like, and what should you expect when you're expecting your debut? Robin Stevens (of duo Batnon and Robin) demystifies the process, explains how to manage your expectations and gives you some tips on how to be an author in today's (often confusing) children's books market.

Registration will open Thursday June 1 at 20:00 Brussels time.