Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

EVENT: TGI? – A Virtual Meetup – February 25, 2021

Date(s) - 02/25/2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Registration is now full for this event!

Have you lost track of what day it is, discovered you’re not as introverted as you thought, or desperately needing to talk with other creatives?


Come join us in a Zoom meeting with our Social Media Coordinator Angelica R. Jackson and make new connections with other members—all while maintaining social distancing!


This FREE virtual event will give you the opportunity to:

• Connect with other members in our region.

• Hang out and talk in a casual atmosphere.

• Learn and try out a virtual space for future use. (You might even meet potential critique partners you’ll want to get together with online or in person.)


All without leaving your home! Stick around for the entire time, leave when you need to, or come and go. Pajamas are fine! (Scroll  down to register. Make sure you’re signed in!)



Do I have to be on camera? Nope! It’s totally up to you. You can turn off your camera or sit off camera at any point. You can also turn your microphone off as needed e.g., your child/partner/roommate comes into the room to ask a question, someone comes to the door, dog barks when mail is delivered, etc.

Will this be recorded? No.

Do I have to talk? Nope. Everyone has their own comfort level, especially if a virtual space is a new thing. Hangout and get comfortable. Share or talk when/if you want.

Do I need special software? You can join from your browser on your computer or any device you want. Download the Zoom app that works best for your computer or device here –

Can I join by phone? Yes! A phone number and PIN will be provided for anyone who would rather join by phone.

How do I get to this meetup? The day before the event, Angelica will send you a link that will take you to the meeting space.

What happens when I get there? You’ll come to a screen where you can test your sound and camera or turn them off if you want. (You can also turn your camera off and on from inside the meeting.) Once you’re ready to go into the space, join the meeting.

Once inside, you’ll be able to talk to everyone and you’ll also be able to type in the chat and share links to things we talk about, your social media, websites, contact info, etc.

Can I see how it works ahead of time? YES! Go to a test meeting, watch a tutorial, and get other information here –

Anything else I need? You might want to have some headphones or ear buds handy. Attending without earphones can sometimes cause echos for others in the meeting.

Still have questions? Ask Kristen –

JOIN US BY REGISTERING BELOW! (Sign in first so the registration fields will appear.)

(Registration ends on February 23, 2021 at 11:59pm.)