Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Event: Illustrator Gathering

Generally on the third Thursday of every month from 7-9 PM – Each month be sure to email Lisa, at her email listed below, that you will be attending so she can let you know that months Schmooze’s venue. The Schmoozes are a great place for chapter illustrators to gather to share inspiration, techniques, critique current projects and enjoy the company of other illustrators of children’s books.

Here are the dates for our 2019/2020 season Schmoozes:

Sept 19 – Email Lisa (email address below) as this schmooze will be off campus and she will need to email you the address.

Oct 24changing from 17th. I am waiting to hear from model guild to confirm. Opera sketch night is 16th.

Nov 21 – There is an exhibit by Brian Kesinger, illustrator, sculptor and animator. I put in a request for a docent tour. That is tentative because they usually aren’t there late, but they put in a request for us. Bring your sketchpad, and pencils too. It is always great to sketch from an accomplished artist work. Hope you join us on the 21st!  For more info on Brian Kesinger click here.

Dec – No Schmooze in December

Jan 23 – Rare Book presentation is on January 23rd at our regular UCSD location, room number 116.

Feb 20

Mar 19

April 16

May 21

Come join us for the last get together of the season!!

You are invited to drop in and be a part of the discussion/community. For details about any special plans for the evening, please contact me, Lisa Venditelli Karmel, at