SoCal Events

Come join us to connect with other creative people and hone your craft in creating children's books.

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See What's Happening in SoCal

Meet-ups and Critique Groups: Every month we hold meet-ups and critique groups for writers and illustrators - check out the details here.

OC Book Fair

  • When: July 13, 2024, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Where: Old Town Tustin on El Camino Real between Main Street and Second Street.
  • Our webpage

LA Kids Book Festival - Published authors and illustrators can sell and sign their books at our SoCal booth

  • When: Sunday, Sept. 8, 2024 9:30-4:30
  • Where: West Hollywood Park, 647 N San Vincente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

OC Children's Book Festival - Our published members will be able to sign up to participate in our SoCal booth, sell books and sign autographs

  • When: Sunday, Sept. 22, 2024, 10:00-4:00
  • Where: Orange Coast College
  • Our webpage
  • Registration opens June 21

Fall Harvest Writers and Illustrators Day -You can participate in a full day conference at CSUF with agents, editors, an art director, local authors and illustrators. We’ll offer critiques, pitches, and contests.

  • When: Saturday, Oct. 5, 2024
  • Where: Cal State University, Fullerton, Titan Student Union AND zoom, your choice
  • Registration opens in June

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