Annual Conference

The Magic of 13 – SCBWI: Northern Ohio 13th Annual Conferencescbwi15 logo color w title lo

September 18-19, 2015 at the Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel

The wait is over!  Everything you need to know about THE MAGIC OF 13 – SCBWI:  Northern Ohio 13th Annual Conference is at

Registration opens July 6, 2015 at 10:00am for SCBWI members.


Click here to download the 2015 conference brochure for the full agenda and faculty guide*
Subject to change without notice.


The number thirteen brings to mind superstitions, black cats, and scary days. But the number thirteen is also associated with breaking new ground, revitalizing old strategies and learning some new. Our 13th annual conference, with an all-star faculty, is sure to banish superstitious thoughts and celebrate luck and good fortune for writers and illustrators in this ever-challenging industry.


Book Basket

Each year, the board selects a book basket recipient to receive donated books from our members at the conference.  It is a special time.  We are excited to announce that our book basket recipient for THE MAGIC OF 13 conference is FIRST GLANCE.  First Glance, in the neighborhood of Kenmore, Ohio, works with at-risk teens and young adults in a loving, accepting environment. They provide a safe place for those in the community who need it most—children. Teen Moms and Young Moms are able to earn points to “buy” donated items for their children. With the picture books through early readers from SCBWI, they will be able to promote the joy of reading in their family.

Some of your books will go into their Learning Center, recently built to help the children of Teem Moms and Young Moms learn the skills needed to be successful in school.  Please consider donating a new or gently used book to First Glance. All genres.  All ages. Book(s) will collected at the conference on Friday and by 11:00am on Saturday.