Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Event: Illustrator Gathering

This year’s Illustrator SchmooZoom will take place online in zoom on the third Thursday of each month from 7-9 PM, except December. There is no Schmooze in December.

Each month be sure to email Lisa, at her email listed below, that you will be attending so she can send you the Zoom invite. The Schmoozes are a great place for chapter illustrators to gather to share inspiration and enjoy the company of other illustrators of children’s books. We will also exchange ideas, tips on materials, etc. and critique work.

So stay connected and share your creativity. Join Us!

Here are the dates for our 2021/2022 season Schmoozes: Be sure to email Lisa (email address below) as she will need to email you the Zoom invite each month.

Sept 16 –  Online

Oct 21 – Online

Nov 18 – Online

Dec (No Schmooze in Dec)

Jan 20 – Online

Feb 17 – Online

Mar 17 – Online. Wear green and be prepared to draw leprechauns! Please RSVP to email below and let me know if you wish to attend. I will put you on the list. I will send a link about 10 minutes before the meeting on email. 7 things you may not know about St Patrick’s Day!

April 28 – Make Note of Date Change – This months SchmooZoom will take place on April 28, not the 21st. Same time from 7-9pm. Please RSVP email below if you wish to attend and I will send the link on the 28th about 10 minutes before the start.

May 20 – Special In-person Illustrator Event: Reminder: San Diego Zoo Trip, May 20, 2022, This Friday

****Please note this gathering is in lieu of our regular SchmooZoom meeting.***
We will meet at 9:30 in the front of the Zoo near the big lion sculpture. We have to go in as a group and it would be fun to walk around together and draw. Then if people want to explore different things we could split up. We could always meet back up too to share. Once we are in you are in for the day. You can even get your hand stamped for return that day.
I recommend bringing a backpack with drawing tools, hat, sunscreen, water and snacks and of course comfortable walking shoes. There is ample opportunity for drawing animals, people and kids.
If you are going to attend please, RSVP ( if you haven’t yet) to this email before Friday. I will make an attendance list to check that everyone is there before going in.
If we have 15 or more people, admission is free. If there is less the charge is usually $15, but our chapter has generously agreed to pay if there is a charge.
Really looking forward to the day!

If you’d like to be included on the illustrators SchmooZoom email,  and to receive the monthly Zoom invite, please contact me, Lisa Venditelli Karmel, at