Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

LA18 Revisited

The 2018 SCBWI Los Angeles Summer Conference, which wrapped on August 6, was one of our biggest events yet with over 1,200 members and industry pros in attendance. Creators from 48 US states and 18 countries joined together to discuss their craft and the state of the industry at large. Over the course of four days, eight keynote speeches, and 72 breakout sessions, the JW Marriott at LA Live became the hub of the children’s book community. Our attendees dressed to impress at the Saturday Night Writers & Artists Ball and polished their work at the first ever Closer Look intensive session. Literary legend Lois Lowry spoke about human connection and inspired us all to ask, What If?


The LA18 Faculty share which books changed their lives in our exclusive list HERE.


Click below to watch a highlight reel of some of the most exciting moments of LA18:





Congratulations to the following award winners who were honored at this year’s conference:

Student Writer Scholarship winners
Jessica Lee
Madison Siebers
Martha Weston Grant winner
Joan Marie Galat
Tribute Fund winners
Rich Green
Louise Henriksen
Members of the Year
Judy Goldman
Malena Alzu

Thank you to everyone involved in this year’s success! We’ll see you in New York…