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

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 December 14th 2 - 4 P.M. - Each December we highlight the journey of newly published chapter members and this year we will be highlighting debut authors: Meeg Pincus, Julie Hampton and Chris Baron. You will have the opportunity to purchase  books and art by chapter members for that special someone on your gift list. This year the Book and Art sale will be in the same room as the meeting.

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. - Nov 21 – There is an exhibit by Brian Kesinger, illustrator, sculptor and animator. A request for a docent tour has been submitted, but since they usually aren’t there late it may  not be possible. Bring your sketchpad, and pencils too. It's a great opportunity to sketch from an accomplished artist work. For more info on Brian Kesinger click here. - Email Lisa click here, as this schmooze will be off campus and she will need to email you the address.

For more info about the Oscar Event and to purchase tickets click here.                                            

 San Diego Authors and Illustrators and Their Books