Welcome to the San Diego Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
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 2012-2013 program and hope you can join us.
2012-2013 Season Topics
The library market is a huge one for writers and illustrators of children’s books. At our April meeting, we will get the chance to pick the brains of two librarians.
Janice GilmoreSee is the author of Simply Indispensable: An Action Guide for School Librarians, president-elect of the California School Libraries Association and District Librarian for the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District. She will address how the new Common Core Standards will effect book purchasing for school, how school library budgets are being cut and how school librarians choose which books to purchase.
Linda Salem is the author of Children's Literature Studies. Cases and Discussions. She is a British Literature bibliographer for Resources in College Libraries. She co-chairs the annual programs of the American Literature Association's Children's Literature Society, and is the Head of Reference Services at SDSU library. An associate librarian at SDSU, she offers instruction sessions on research resources for the students and faculty researchers in children's literature, comparative literature, and education. She is comparative literature and education subject bibliographer for the library.
This is a rare opportunity to find out what goes on behind-the-scenes when librarians decide to order a book — or not.