For nearly 30 years, our organization has supported published and unpublished writers and illustrators for children's books and media. RACWI supports the talents of our authors and illustrators by showcasing their work. As a professional community, we share resources, provide workshops, and host events with guest speakers at our meetings.
Learn more about RACWI and its members at the About RACWI page.
RACWI sponsors the annual ROCHESTER CHILDREN'S BOOK FESTIVAL, comprising the core of its volunteers. This highly successful event is held every November.
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By Mylisa Larsen
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By Keely Hutton
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Rochester Area Children’s Writers & Illustrators provides coordinated monthly meetings to share knowledge about writ-ing and illustrating for children and information regarding the publishing process. Our goal is to help those writers and illustrators seeking publication in the field of children’s writing and illustrating and those
already published to improve
their craft through quality programs and workshops, critique groups, and the
RACWI Reports newsletter.
WHO MAY JOIN
RACWI welcomes authors and illustrators who seek to improve their craft, to publish in the field of children's writing and illustrating, and those who are already published.
• Ways to enrich creativity and writing skills.
• Access to monthly meetings that include publishing and marketing guests as well as industry keynote speakers.
• Receive a monthly online newsletter.
• Access to our Facebook Page.
RACWI and RCBF ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY
“There is something delicious about
writing the first words of a story.
You never quite
know where they'll
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RACWI Board Members:
Kathleen Blasi, Co-President | Andrea Page, Co-President
Barbara Underhill | Vicki Dodd Schultz | Roxanne Chadwick | Vivian Vande Velde | Elizabeth Falk | Susannah Burhman-Deever | Mylisa Larsen