We meet the second Saturday of the month from September through May. We will no longer be meeting at USD. New venue for 2019/2020 Season TBA.
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.
We ask everyone to fill out the beginning-of-the-year form, even if you’ve already paid for the meeting online. If you have a chance to do so at home and bring it with you, this will speed up registration. Thanks! https://sandiego.scbwi.org/files/2018/09/sept-sign-in-2018-19_spet-sign-in-1.pdf
San Diego SCBWI Refund Policy
For all events: Refunds will be decided on a case by case basis. Any refund will be minus PayPal fees and any other expenses (Ex: Critiques already submitted to critiquer.) No refunds will be given 2 weeks before the event.
2019-20120 Season Topics TBA
**October 12, 2019: Picture Book Intensive – Melissa Manlove, Editor at Chronicle Books **Please note date of Intensive will be next season
October 2019 – May 2020: Writing for Children Class – with Co-RA Patricia Morris Buckley – Class venue TBA, classes are held rom Noon to 1:45 prior to Chapter Meetings. How to Register TBA
Illustrator Schmooze – Venue TBA – On third Thursday of month:
Dates left for this season: May 16th.
Prior to Chapter Meeting Critique Groups – May meet from Noon to 1:45 PM if we have a location available, for Picture Book contact Kristen Yakubisin critiquePB.email@example.com, and for all other critique groups contact Gigi Orlowski firstname.lastname@example.org
Bingo Rejection Game – To encourage everyone to (BIC) and submit their work, we have created a Submission Bingo game that began September 8, 2018 and runs through May 11, 2019.
Click here for the Bingo Card.
Here are the rules:
- One rejection letter/email per box.
- Rejections must be received after September 8, 2018.
- Write the name of the editor/agent and date in the box.
- When you have a Bingo, bring the Rejection Bingo Card to a chapter meeting to win a prize.
Oscar Symposium for 2020 TBA
The San Diego Chapter is once again getting tickets for the Oscar Symposium in Los Angeles. Special thanks to Arlene Bartle for organizing the SCBWI chapter’s visit to this event, where attendees will hear questions and answers from foreign film producers, makeup and special effects artists, and actors. Tickets are $10 (non-refundable) and include a morning Foreign Film from 10 am to noon, and an afternoon Hair, Makeup, and Special Effects symposium from 3-5pm. There is a two-hour break for lunch.
Tickets will be available for purchase at the San Diego SCBWI website (sandiego.scbwi.org) from Nov. 10-Dec. 1 and payments collected via PayPal. Tickets will be distributed at the February 2020 meeting from 1:30 to 2 pm and from 4-4:30 pm or via mail. Due to the special invitation for this event, tickets can’t be resold to the general public.