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.

We meet the second Saturday of the month from September through May from 2-4 pm.  As of February 2019 we no longer meet at the University of San Diego. New venue TBA soon.

Monthly meetings feature a speaker on writing/illustrating and have time for chapter business, member announcements and networking. Some of our speakers are local; others are brought in from out of town. Every meeting is planned to further the development of our members’ careers.

In addition to our monthly chapter meetings, we host workshops, conferences, on-site critique groups prior to the monthly meetings (reservations required), help link members into on-going critique groups, and run special programs tailored to member needs. 

Please check the calendar for meeting location. Our meeting site varies between the Hahn School of Nursing Room 106 and the Manchester Hall Conference Center. Fortunately they are next door to each other.

Meetings are open to both SCBWI members and nonmembers. Cost: $9 for SCBWI members, $12 for nonmembers. 

Season Tickets offer discounted admission to all meetings and are available from September through December.