California: SoCal Regional events

Serious about improving your craft? SCBWI's regional events provide opportunities for professional growth and help you connect with a supportive, creative community.

2024 SoCal SCBWI Tahquitz MG/YA Writers Retreat

May 30, 2024 - Jun 02, 2024

8 event

Available seats 0

Tahquitz Pines Retreat: 55251 S Circle Dr, Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA 92549

ONE SPOT LEFT! Want to polish your middle-grade or young adult novel? Join our four-day retreat in the idyllic Idyllwild mountains, featuring four small-group critique sessions lead by an agent or editor and a free 15-minute one-on-one coaching session with one of our faculty. Attendees can also pay for additional written critiques PRIOR to the conference. Registration opens March 11, 8:00 AM.


2024 Orange County Children's Book Festival

Sep 22, 2024

Available seats 6

Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, California 92626

Join us at the OC Children’s Book Festival! This event draws 7,000 book-loving families to our local Orange Coast College. Our SoCal Region rented a booth so you can sign up and sell your books. Open to all PAL and self-published members. REGISTRATION OPENS JULY 12

For Premium Members Only

2024 Fall Harvest Writers and Illustrators Day - SoCal

Oct 05, 2024

Online event

Available seats 100

Join us as we learn about craft and book publishing, connect with professionals in the industry, and mingle with other SCBWI attendees Schedule - Sat., Oct. 5, 8:30-6:00 pm PST Location: California State University Fullerton, Titan Student Union OR online 800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831