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
2017-2018 Season Topics
April 14 – Behind the Desk of an Art Director with Laurent Linn
As both an accomplished author and illustrator, Laurent Linn will
share his insight into the book publishing imprint of Simon & Schuster
Books for Young Readers where he works on picture books, MG and YA.
May 12, 2018: MayFest 2018 – We will be ending the 2017-18 Season with a very special chapter meeting. We will be holding focused workshop sessions from 2-4 p.m. followed by Meet and Mingle networking with local editors and agents and fellow chapter members from 4-5 p.m.
January 13: Vocal Exercises: Developing and Refining Your Voice – with Cheryl Klein, editorial director at Lee & Low Books. More Info available here
February 10: A New Approach to Writing Stories – with award-winning author/illustrator Salina Yoon.
March 10: The Heart of Middle Grade – with Literary Agents Stefanie Von Borstel and Taylor Martindale Kean with Full Circle Literary.
April 14: Illustrator Intensive – with Art Director Laurent Linn at Simon and Schuster.