2024 2025 San Diego Region Events

San Diego Region Events

The San Diego Regional Team is working to create another amazing lineup of authors, illustrators, agents, and editors. The 2024-2025 Season will consist entirely of online meetings and events via Zoom. Recordings will be available to all registered attendees and Season Ticket holders for thirty days after each event.

Chapter Meetings

All meetings will be recorded, and all registered attendees (Season Ticket or Individual Purchase) will receive the link to the recording.

Each monthly meeting will have its own link. To check for those click San Diego Chapter Meeting Details | California: San Diego – SCBWI


IMPORTANT Information

This coming season our meetings will vary from the 1st to the 3rd Saturday of the month--please take note each month. Those who register and pay online will receive the Zoom invite by email no later than the Friday evening before the meeting. Registration for each event closes the Friday evening prior to that meeting so we are assured of getting the Zoom invite to attendees on time. SCBWI members please verify your correct email is on record with SCBWI to facilitate your receiving your invite. Any issues please contact us at sandiego@scbwi.org, sandiego-ara2@scbwi.org, or sandiego-ara@scbwi.org.


2024-2025 Meetings Will Be Virtual - Dates (tentative dates are listed below), Speakers and Topics TBA 

Sept 14, 2024:

Oct 19, 2024: 

Nov 9, 2024: 

Dec 14, 2024: 

Jan 11, 2025: Abigail Samoun, Agent, Red Fox Literary, Topic TBA

Feb 8, 2025: 

March 8, 2025: 

April 5, 2025:


Chapter Meeting Schedule 2024–25(Pacific Time).

Times and Dates Subject to change.

2:00-2:20 p.m. Announcements and Member News

2:20-3:30 p.m. Craft Talk by Guest Speaker

3:30-4:00 p.m. Questions


Prices

Individual Chapter meeting cost: $TBA for SCBWI members, $TBA for nonmembers.

Season Ticket September through April Meetings $TBA for SCBWI Members, and $TBA for Non-Members.


Season Tickets are available Late August through Mid-December.

Season Tickets provide admission to all chapter meetings; discounted pricing for intensives, conferences and workshops; and access to chapter meeting recordings.

If you are an SCBWI member facing financial hardship, please contact us at sandiego@scbwi.org. We will be offering a free meeting, one time per person.

Writing for Children 101 With RAE Patricia Morris Buckley

This class takes you from idea to a polished manuscript and covers plotting, dialogue and characters, as well as finding an agent or publisher. Also included are critiques of students' work. 

Cost is $TBA for members, $TBA for nonmembers. 

Registration will open in September, first class in October.

Dates and times TBA.

Recordings are available for 30 days after the class.

Author Intensive - Date, Speaker and Topic TBA

Virtual In-depth Meeting Date TBA, 9:00 AM (PT) - 12:00 PM (PT) - For more information and to register, see below.

FOR SEASON TICKET HOLDERS ONLY Virtual Intensive $TBA

FOR NON-SEASON TICKET HOLDERS Virtual Intensive $TBA

Illustrator Intensive - Date, Speaker and Topic TBA

Virtual In-depth Meeting Date TBA, 9:00 AM (PT) - 12:00 PM (PT) - For more information and to register, see below.

FOR SEASON TICKET HOLDERS ONLY Virtual Intensive $TBA

FOR NON-SEASON TICKET HOLDERS Virtual Intensive $TBA

Any Intensive SAME-DAY Registrations will not receive the Zoom link to attend live, but you will receive the recording link on the following Tuesday.

Illustrator Mentorship - This is a San Diego SCBWI Member Only Event

Registration opening TBA. Our Mentorship Program is for SCBWI members only, pricing will be $TBA for members with a SD Season Ticket and $TBA for members without a Season Ticket.

Author Mentorship - This is a San Diego SCBWI Member Only Event

Registration opening TBA. Our Mentorship Program is for SCBWI members only, pricing will be $TBA for members with a SD Season Ticket and $TBA for members without a Season Ticket.

MayFest 2025

May 17, 2025

Schedule and Faculty TBA

SAN DIEGO REGION REFUND POLICY

Chapter Meetings, MayFest, and Intensives--refunds will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Any refund will be minus Stripe fees and any other expenses. No refunds one month before the event, because all events are being recorded and available for viewing for 30 days after the event.

Critiques and Mentorships--no refunds because the payment is already promised to the faculty.

NO REFUNDS will be offered for Season Tickets, because the meeting recordings are available to attendees for thirty days.