Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators



SCBWI chapters around the world offer webinars that you are welcome to register for and attend. The Nevada region is now tracking and listing these webinars on their chapter website. Click here to be transfered to the list of open webinars they have compiled.


Please note that the webinars are listed in the order they are announced, so they appear roughly in reverse order of the date they will occur. Scroll down to see the full list of what is available.


To get back to the San Diego Chapter website, you will need to either click “My Home” at the top of the page or click on the round SCBWI logo to get back to the main SCBWI website and select the San Diego chapter from there.



Beneath the Surface: Going Deeper with Our Writing with Eric K. Taylor
Mondays, January 27, February 10, & February 24, 2020
Join us for one, or all three!
This webinar series is not to be missed for middle grade and young adult authors.
(Lectures will be recorded for those who miss the live feed.)

Part I: Writing Between the Lines: How the unspoken elements of dialogue reveal character, emotion, and voice, and tension, and how this propels your story forward.

Part II: Writing Between the Scenes: How transitional material between scenes develops tension and pulls your story forward.

Part III: Writing Beneath the Skin: Deepening the Emotion in your Story.

For more info on each session, to learn about the presenter and to register click here.



Finding Your Agent Match with Carrie A. Pearson

Date(s) – 02/10/2020
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Webinar Opportunity:
Finding Your Agent Match with Carrie A. Pearson
Date/Time: Monday, February 10th, 2020 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Central Time

Cost: $10 for SCBWI members, $20 for non-members
This event will be recorded. A replay will be available to all those who register until February 24th.
Registration closes on February 9th, 2020.
To register for the webinar:
Fro speaker info and to register and pay click here.
Approximately one day before the webinar, you will receive an email containing the link for the Zoom webinar.
Approximately one hour before the webinar, you will receive a reminder email containing another link to the Zoom webinar. (So, not to worry if you misplace the first email.)
Click on the webinar link to join the live webinar on Monday, February 10th.
If you are unable to make the live webinar – you will receive a link to the video recording of Carrie’s presentation a few days after the event. The replay will be available until February 24th, 2020.
Webinar Summary:
Hopefully, your agent will be a long-term business partner, creative collaborator, negotiations champion, and possibly the go-between for difficult conversations with your publisher. But finding an agent, especially the right agent for you, can be overwhelming. Where do you start? This breakout focuses on preparing for — did you know querying most effectively does NOT begin with your query letter? — and finding the best agent fit for you and your work. It’s not enough to find an agent; the better goal is to find your agent match. Carrie Pearson’s experience spans 12 years in the children’s book industry as an author, SCBWI Regional Advisor and consultant. She’ll share why she’s had three agents (the third one’s the charm!), help you think differently about your agent match, and give you tools to find him/her.

Questions? Please email Liz Gilbert Bedia at