Mission Statement


Rochester Area Children’s Writers and Illustrators provides coordinated monthly meetings to share knowledge about writing 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.

Rochester Area Children's Writers and Illustrators Mission Statement

Board Members 2021-2022

Co-Presidents: Andrea Page and Kathleen Blasi

Treasurer:  Jennifer Shipkowski

Membership Coordinator: Sarah Mead

RACWI Reports Newsletter Editors: Keely Hutton and Peggy Thomas

Festival-to-Go Director and RACWI Historian: Vivian Vande Velde

Book Festival Co-Directors: Vicki Schultz and Barbara Underhill

Advisors (Past Presidents): Elizabeth Falk, Carol Johmann, Linda Sue Park, Barbara Underhill