Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Event: Illustrator Gathering

On the third Thursday of every month from 7-9 PM, as of 2019 searching for a new venue, we will no longer be meeting at USD. Future Schmoozes TBA,  chapter illustrators 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 2018/2019 season:
Sept 20

Oct 18

Nov 15We will have a model. There is a $10.00 fee. Please RSVP so we have a head count for the model.

Dec 13  (2nd Thursday due to Christmas) Linda Salem has generously volunteered to bring Rare Books from SDSU Edward Gorey Collection. We will be able to view them and thought it might be fun to draw from his work.

Jan 17 was cancelled due to loss of meeting location.

Feb 21 – There will be a Schmooze this month, and we will have a model. We will no longer be meeting at USD. The alternate address for February schmooze will be emailed to attendees, so be sure to RSVP to Lisa’s email below.

Mar 21 – This month we will meet in North Park for a night of creativity exercises. Be sure to RSVP Lisa’s email below so she can email you the address.

Apr 18 – Again this month we will meet in North Park. We will have a model with costume for a fee of $10. Bring snacks or a drink if you like. Join us! We have been having lots of fun, sharing information, artwork and just gabbing 🙂 7-9pm. If you want to attend email me to RSVP and for the address at email below.

May 16 – The May Schmooze will take place on Wednesday, May 15 at 7-9 pm in North Park. We will have the model as requested. $10 fee. If you’d like to attend please rsvp by emailing Lisa at the email below and she will give you the address.
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