We meet the second Saturday of the month from September through May at the University of San Diego.
Meetings are open to SCBWI members and nonmembers. Cost: $9 for SCBWI members, $12 for nonmembers. Season Tickets are available from September through December. Season Tickets provide discounted admission to all meetings, conferences and workshops.
Our monthly meetings feature a speaker on either the craft or the business of 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. Suggestions of topics and speakers are always welcome.
2:00 to 4:00 PM
2018-2019 Season Topics
September 8, 2018: Catching an Editor or Agent’s Eye – Speaker TBA
October 13, 2018: Writing Across Genres – Speaker TBA
November 10, 2018: Writing and Illustrating Humor – Speaker, Bruce Hale, author of Big, Bad Baby series and more.
December 8, 2018: Lessons Lerned with Debur Authors & Member Book Sale – Demetra Brodsky, Dive Smack and Tara Gilboy, Unwritten
January 12, 2019: Writing Chapter Books – Marcie Colleen, Super Happy Party Bears
February 9, 2019: Inspiration for Authors and Illustrators – Judy Reeves, A Writer’s Book of Days
March 9, 2019: Editor Intensive and Chapter Meeting – Melissa Manlove, editor at Chronicle Books
April 13, 2019: Illustrator Intensive and Chapter Meeting – Speaker TBA
May 11, 2019: Mayfest – Workshops and In-Person Critiques TBA
April 13, 2019: Illustrator Mentorship – Speaker and details TBA