SCBWI California: San Diego


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Welcome to SCBWI California: San Diego!

Our chapter covers the San Diego/Imperial County region and is one of the most active chapters in the country. Members come from a variety of backgrounds and range in experience from those new to children’s writing or illustrating to authors and illustrators with numerous published titles.

San Diego Region Events

Monthly Chapter Meeting Details

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Grants

Illustrator Info and Schmoozes

Mingle With Us at Our San Diego Social Events

New Member Information

Chapter Volunteers

Writing for Children 101 On-line Class

MayFest 2024 Award Winners

Our Regional Team

Debra Schmidt
Regional Advisor
Linda Gorsline
Co-Regional Advisor
Deborah Snyder
Assistant Regional Advisor
Jennifer Haymore
Co-Assistant Regional Advisor
Lisa Venditelli Karmel
Co-Illustrator Coordinator
Katrin Azimi
Illustrator Coordinator
Janice Yuwiler, RAE
Patricia Morris Buckley, RAE

Membership benefits

Jump into a quick overview of the benefits that SCBWI members can enjoy.

Becoming a translator

Translation: Some Frequently Asked Questions, by Avery Udagawa

2024 2025 Season Ticket

The Season Ticket pre-registers you for September 2024 through April 2025 Monthly Chapter Meetings and gives discounts for our other events (Ex: Mentorships and Intensives) Meetings are on Saturdays from 2 - 4 PM PT.

Keep in touch

To inquire about local events, awards, or opportunities, please email { }

Co-Regional Advisors

Debra Schmidt

Linda Gorsline

Co-Assistant Regional Advisors

Deb Snyder

Jennifer Haymore

Co-Illustrator Coordinators

Katrin Azimi

Lisa Venditelli Karmel

Newsletter Editor

Patricia Morris Buckley

Published Members Coordinator

Virginia Loh-Hagan

New Member Liaison

Wendy Kitts

Online Critique Coordinator

Susan Ranscht

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