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Press Release Fun: Kidlit Drink Night (SCBWI Edition)

Because what is not to love about talking books for kids in bars?

Happy New Year, Everyone!

We hope your 2013 is off to a great start and we’re looking forward to another year of outstanding books, conversations, and drinks!

As you may know, the SCBWI (Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) New York Conference is right around the corner. So another KidLit Drink Night must be, too!

Details for KLDN:SCBWI Edition:


  • When: Friday, Feb 1st, starting at 8:30 pm (or as soon as folks wander over after the SCBWI Cocktail Party)
  • Where: The Wheeltapper Pub, 141 East 44th Street (near Lexington Avenue). Specifically, the backroom.
  • Who: You. And your friends. And your friends’ friends. And anyone you know who wants to talk KidLit.
As always, no need to RSVP, but feel free to drop a line if you have any questions.

See you then!

Heather & Mackenzie

Team KidLit Drink Night 2.0
PS: If you plan to tweet about the event (and we’d love it if you do!) #KLDN is the preferred hashtag.
About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. Hi there! I am looking to organize a kidlit drink night in my area. Can you help me get started by pointing me in the right direction?

    • Elizabeth Bird says:

      Sure! The trick is in the mailing list. Find a local SCBWI chapter and ask if they’ll be interested in letting their members know about the event. Reach out to any children’s booksellers and children’s librarians in the area as well. You appear to be in the DC area so ask bookstores like Politics & Prose for advice. It’ll start small, no doubt, but if you have them regularly you’ll get a nice group.

      • I am actually four hours outside of DC. I am closer to Virginia Beach! I am not sure we have a SCBWI but I will look! Thanks for your help.