Anyone can attend most SCBWI events, including the summer conference that is held in southern California each August. Nonmembers pay a bit more, but the difference isn't horridly steep. Attending a local SCBWI seminar or workshop is a great way to get to meet other children's writers in your area and a good way to learn what this organization is all about.
To find an SCBWI event in your area, go to their website: www.SCBWI.org
(notice that it is org, not com). You'll find a link to regions and their posted activities.
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