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. October 12, 2019 will be a PB Text Intensive with Melissa Manlove. What makes a compelling picture book? How does the writer leave room for the illustrator? What are some editing tips and techniques for picture book manuscripts? Melissa Manlove, Editor at Chronicle Books, will answer these questions and more during the Picture Book Intensive. To register click here Oct 12th Chapter Meeting 2-4 p.m. - “The Treasure Map” with Melissa Manlove. What are editors looking for? How do we craft stories that touch a reader’s heart?   Writing for Children Mentorship begins October 12th from Noon to 1:30 p.m. in the same building as the meeting, room # TBA here soon. To register click here.         Upcoming Intensives: October 12, 2019: PB Text Intensive - With Melissa Manlove and Stephanie Von Borstel. Registration is open-click here for more info.

Illustrator Meet-up on Third Thursday (7-9:30 pm) - Sept 19 - 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