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 2013-2014 program and hope you can join us.

2013-2014 Season Topics


Jan 11

Two important messages:

First *Saturday's Meeting with Arthur A. Levine will be held in Warren
Auditorium*. It's in the big beautiful building at the top of the hill near
the stop sign.
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The space is bigger, but not by much. I expect we will fill every seat, so
please plan to come early. Arthur Levine will begin speaking at 1:30 p.m.
The meeting lasts until 4:30 p.m and Levine will sign books until 5 p.m.

Registration is now open for the Conference and Illustrator
Intensive *on March 2 and 3, 2014 at
https://sandiego.scbwi.org/events/inside-childrens-book-conference/

Additional information is available on the San Diego Chapter website under
the International SCBWI website at www.scbwi.org

There are still a few details missing but we should know if we will be able
to offer In-Person Portfolio Reviews for the Illustrators attending the
conference, by Monday, Jan. 13.

This is a new online registration system. There seems to be one glitch in
that if you register and than later want to add on something more, you'll
have to let Janice know and she'll add you in.

Other than that, I think we are ready to go. Please let me know if you run
into problems registering or finding the info you need. This is all new for
all of us.