Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

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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Upcoming Events

Important MayFest Information Below For Attendees  The MayFest recordings, faculty submission guidelines and NF Workshop handout were emailed to all participants May 5th and will be available to view until June 5th. We apologize that none of the links for the faculty submission guidelines are working. For now please cut-and-paste the link into your e-mail or web browser, depending on the link. 
Our Chapter Meetings and Our Intensives are over for our 2020/2021 Season. Watch here for our 2021/2022 schedule posting sometime late this summer.  We will continue with on-line Zoom meetings Sept. thru Dec. but hope to start in-person meetings by Jan. 2022 (and possibly on-line as well.) _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Illustrator Meet-ups are usually on the Third Thursday September through May (None in December) from 7-9:00 p.m. - Watch here for future meeting schedules and venues. The May SchmooZoom will take place on Thursday, May 20th. We have been having really productive and fun meetings this year! Join us! Email me if you’d like to attend and I will send a Zoom link about 10 min before the meeting. If you haven't already, please RSVP to receive the Zoom link. Any questions, email Lisa click here 

For upcoming webinars from our region and other regions be sure to click on SCBWI Digital at the top of the SCBWI International main page.
Our Chapters Social Events. Watch here for our next social hosted by Denise Harbison.  After a new social is announced you can get more details by clicking here, and look for them in our chapter's newsletter and on our Facebook page. BOOK CLUB has been temporarily suspended. Watch here for future information.  For more info and  zoom links click here.
2021/2022 Season will start as Zoom Meetings but we hope we can resume meeting face-to-face by January 2022. At that time we expect to continue at this venue: UCSD Extension, Room 116 at 6256 Greenwich Dr., San Diego, CA 92122. Parking is free, at this location. For a map click here.                                              

 San Diego Authors and Illustrators and Their Books