Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Intensives and Mentorships

Date(s) - 09/11/2021 - 04/09/2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

All Intensives and Mentorships for 2021/2022 Season will be announced here closer to September 2021.

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS AND ITS AFFECTS ON TRAVEL, the speakers will not be able to fly to San Diego. All events will be done as Webinars.

Intensives offer a chance to work with an instructor in a group setting and really dive in and explore the topic of the intensive. The Intensives are in the planning stage and will be announced here as soon as they are formalized. For the 2021/2022 Season we hope to have two mentorships (one for Illustrators and one for Writers.)

Intensive pricing: SCBWI Member with a Season Ticket TBA; Member without a Season Ticket TBA; Non-member with a Season Ticket TBA and Non-member without a Season Ticket TBA. If you are a SCBWI member facing financial hardship due to Covid, please contact us at We will be offering a free Chapter Meeting, one time per person.

Another change in our chapter is a switch from snail mail mentorship/intensive registration to an online system utilizing electronic payment. With only sixteen illustrator and sixteen picture book author mentorships available , registration will be on-line on a first come, first served basis.

To see the chapters refund policy click here.

Registration for all the Intensives are open as of TBA.  To register for a particular meeting: Go to My Region page, find the meeting, month and day, you’re interested in on the calendar and then click on that date.

Intensives Coming Up for September 2021 through April 2022 Season



Mentorships for September 2020 through April 2021 Season


MayFest Conference 2022 will be held on May 14th – Save the Date –  Registration opens TBA Pacific time for SCBWI members only and will open TBA Pacific Time for non-members. MayFest Conference Schedule, Information and Registration click here and for the list of faculty Critique Preferences click here and for information on entering the Portfolio Showcase click here Links will be opened once MayFest registration is opened.