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About Us

Welcome. Our chapter covers the San Diego/Imperial County region and is one of the most active chapters in the country. Members come from a variety of backgrounds and range in experience from those new to children’s writing or illustrating to authors and illustrators with numerous published titles.

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Fall Schedule – Critique Groups and Write-Ins click here for more information

Hahn School of Nursing, University of San Diego   click here for directions


Sept 27 – Private reception for SCBWI and the Society of Illustrators – 2013 Juried Original Art Exhibition—children’s book illustrations, Cannon Gallery, Dove Library, Carlsbad – FREE event but please click on calendar to register.


Registration is now open for:


Nov 1 – Intensives (Morning PB and Afternoon MG/YA)


Nov 8 – Agent Circles (We ask ALL attendees to pre-register)


Registration Info can be found by clicking on the event date on the calendar to the left. Click on "More Info" to get to registration material.


Note: Registration for Agent Circles is by mail only because of the desire to honor attendee preferences. Submissions for Agent Circles must be postmarked by Oct 1 or turned in at the Oct chapter meeting. See event details for more info.


San Diego Authors and Illustrators and Their Books