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

IMPORTANT NOTICE: April 11th Intensive and Chapter Meeting will not be at UCSD Extension - They both will now be webinars. You will need to register on-line for the chapter meeting in order to receive the webinar code. You can register for the Chapter Meeting Webinar by clicking hereAfter you have registered please watch your email for the code. If you do not receive the webinar code by Friday 4/11/20 please email us at   Season Ticket holders do not need to register on-line. You will receive the webinar code via your email, if you don't have it by Friday 4/10/20, please email us at the chapter email listed above. For the April 11th Intensive with Lauren Rille - Registration is now open. You can register by clicking here. Those who are registered will receive the webinar code via email.  Please watch for it, if not received by Friday 4/10/20 please email us at SOON AS SCBWI HEADQUARTERS HAS SENT US THE ZOOM LINK WE WILL SEND IT OUT TO ALL WHO HAVE REGISTERED IN FULL.
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.
April 11th Chapter Meeting from 2-4 will be a webinar due to travel restrictions caused by Coronavirus. To register to receive webinar code click HERE - For more info click here, or click on April 11th on the calendar on the My Region home page.

Upcoming Intensives:
April 11, 2020 - Illustrator Intensive will now be a webinar, it will not be at UCSD Extension. - Creating the Character with Art Director Laruen Rille, Art Director at Simon & Schuster. For more info and to register for the intensive click here. Or click on April 11th on the calendar on the My Region page.

Illustrator Meet-ups are usually on the Third Thursday September through May (None in December) from 7-9:30 p.m. - The April schmooze is cancelled due to Social Distancing Mandate. Watch here for update on May Schmooze TBA. If it is held it will be held at UCSD extension, room 111 and there will be a $5 charge for the room. 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.
Watch here for our chapters next social event.                                            

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