Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

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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.
March 14th Chapter Meeting from 2-4 follows the morning Intensive (See below under Upcoming Intensives) - "We're Not in Kansas Anymore: Bringing Your Sci-Fi/Fantasy /Contemporary Worlds into Technicolor" with Sarah McCabe - Great worldbuilding can help bring any book from black-and-white into vivid color, but creating a world can be daunting. She’ll discuss important worldbuilding tips and tricks you can use to bring your world to life on the page. For more info click here, or click on March 14th on the calendar on the My Region home page.
San Diego Chapter's Diversity Grants (See Diversity Grant link on side banner for more info) Winners to be announced at March 14th chapter meeting. Submissions are closed for this year.

Upcoming Intensives:
March 14, 2020 - MG/YA Intensive - Perfecting Your Synopsis with Sarah McCabe, associate editor at Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. A synopsis is an important marketing tool for any writer to have in their pocket. In this intensive, she will teach you tips and tricks for writing a synopsis that is clear, concise, and captivating.  For more info, pricing and to register click here. Or you can click on March 14th on the calendar on the My Region page.
April 11, 2020 - Illustrator Intensive - 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 February 20th schmooze will be held at UCSD extension, room TBA and there will be a $5 charge for the room. We will have a costumed model to draw. 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.                                            

 San Diego Authors and Illustrators and Their Books