Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

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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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Upcoming Events

Take note of our new venue: UCSD Extension, Room 116 at 6256 Greenwich Dr., San Diego, CA 92122. Parking is free, at this location. For a map click here.
Chapter Meeting - REAL WORLD PROBLEMS AS INSPIRATION: WRITING ACROSS THE GENRES with PB and YA author. Sarah Tomp. Stories can help readers make sense of a confusing world. Find ways to channel your passions and concerns into your art, regardless of your intended audience. For more info click here, or click here, or click on February 8th on the calendar on the My Region home page.
San Diego Chapter's Diversity Grants (See Slide above or Diversity Grant link on side banner for more info) Winners to be announced at March 14th chapter meeting. Jan. 11, 2020 Deadline for All Grant Submissions - Submissions are closed for this year. ● Turn in at the SCBWI Meeting ● Received in the SCBWI mailbox

Upcoming Intensives:
March 14, 2020 - MG/YA Intensive - Perfecting Your Synopsis with Sarah McCabe, associate editor at Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing.
April 11, 2020 - Illustrator Intensive - Creating the Character with Art Director Laruen Rille, Art Director at Simon & Schuster

Illustrator Meet-ups are usually on the Third Thursday September through May (None in December) from 7-9:30 p.m. - Rare Book presentation is on January 23rd at our regular UCSD location, room 116. - Any questions, email Lisa click here 

For upcoming webinars from other regions be sure to click on Webinars in the side menu on the My Region page. The next one is the end of January and more in February.
For more info about the Oscar Event click here.                                            

 San Diego Authors and Illustrators and Their Books