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

Our 2020/2021 Season Tickets are now on sale, click hereFor the 2020/2021 Season, September through April and MayFest, we're planning to continue holding our meetings on-line using Zoom. What you get with a Season Ticket:
  1. Automatically registers you for September through April chapter meetings (held from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month) 
  2. Gets you discounted pricing for intensives and MayFest conference
  3. Gives you access to each chapter meeting recording (for two weeks after the meeting) whether you were able to attend or not.

We have sent out the Zoom Link for our first chapter meetings recording.  All Season Ticket holders and everyone who registered, and paid, for the September meeting should have received it. PLEASE check your Junk or Spam folder if you don't see it in your regular email.  If you still don't find it, then contact Debbie Snyder
  October 10th Chapter Meeting from 2 - 4 p.m. Pacific Time, Adria Goetz, Agent with Martin Literary & Media Management, on Crafting a Compelling Cover Letter. To register click here. Any registrations after Noon Pacific Time the day of the meeting will not receive the Zoom link to see it live, but it will be recorded and available to those registered to attend for two weeks after the Chapter Meeting.
Upcoming Intensive:  November 14, 2020, 9:00 A.M. - Noon with Tiffany Liao, Senior Liao, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers - Straight Through the Heart: How to Make Readers Fall in Love with Your Characters. Registration is open, for more info and to register click here
Registration for all the chapter meetings, Intensives and the Writing for Children 101 class are open as of 8/31/20.  To register for a particular meeting: Here on our My Region page, find the meeting month and day you're interested in on the calendar and then click on that date.

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. Sept 17thWe will play a creative sketching game, where we assign a character, item or animal with an emotion or action or both. Fun! 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. First event will be on September 26th at 3:00 PM and will be a Kahoot Trivia hosted by Denise Harbison. Details to be posted here soon, and look for them in our chapter's September newsletter.
2021/2022 Season we hope we can resume meeting face-to-face. 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