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

  Season Ticket registration will open on September 1, 2019. For more information click on  September 1st on the calendar on the My Region page or click hereTake 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. The 2019-2020 Sign In Sheet can be printed here. Please Note: Due to Room Availability the November Meeting will be on November 2nd, a Week Earlier then our Usual Meetings. Diversity Panel Discussion of Diversity in Children's Publishing The panel will talk about: What is a Diverse Book? What are OWN voices? Can you create books with a different ethnicity than your own? How is the publishing industry trying to fix the disparity of minority groups in kidlit? Our panel will consist of writers from a variety of backgrounds that are under represented in the industry.   SD Chapter Writing for Children Introduction Class begins October 12th through April 11th, and will meet from Noon to 1:30 p.m. in the same building as the meeting, room #113. To register click here.         Upcoming Intensives: January 11, 2020 - How to Get and Agent (topic subject to change) with Kelly Sonnack, agent with Andrea Brown Literary Agency. March 14, 2020 - MG/YA Intensive with Sarah McCabe, associate editor at Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. April 11, 2020 - Illustrator Intensive 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. - October Schmooze will be on the 24th (changing from 17th.) Lisa is waiting to hear from model guild to confirm. Opera sketch night is 16th. - Email Lisa click here, as this schmooze will be off campus and she will need to email you the address.


 San Diego Authors and Illustrators and Their Books