We meet the second Saturday of the month from September through May at theUniversity of San Diego’s Hahn School of Nursing Room 106 from 2:00-4:30 p.m. maps/location
Meetings are open to SCBWI members and nonmembers. Cost: $7 for SCBWI members, $9 for nonmembers Season Tickets are available from September through November. They provide discounted admission to all meetings and include a subscription to our Chapter newsletter, The Sand Castle Legends. newsletter
Monthly meetings feature a speaker on writing/illustrating and have time for chapter business, member announcements and networking. Some of our speakers are local; others are brought in from out of town. Every meeting is planned to further the development of our members' careers. Suggestions of topics and speakers are always welcome. We are looking forward to our 2013-2014 program and hope you can join us.
2013-2014 Season Topics
Author Carolyn Marsden and chapter Co-RA/Author Janice Yuwiler sort out all your revision woes. Their hands-on workshop will begin with a 30-minute focus on what revision is and its power to strengthen and clarify story. They’ll include examples that demonstrate how stories change and are often found in the revision process.
So it's important that people bring their manuscript(s) and not just the first few pages, but the whole or several if they want/can. Depending on which questions each person decides to address, the issue could be in the first chapter or the middle or the end. They won’t be taking about copy-editing or tightening language, but about the BIG issues that are the foundation of voice, style, and story. Carolyn and Janice plan to roam and answer questions to help people as they work. So it will be very hands-on with participants working with their own material. The idea is to get manuscripts/stories as active and focused as possible in time for critique submissions in December for the conference in January. You won’t want to miss it.