SCBWI California: San Diego


Jan Ilustrator Intensive Slide.jpg

Jan. 20th Virtual Intensive 9 AM - Noon (PT) with Mallory Grigg, Senior Art Director

The Art and Architecture of a Picture Book

SD SCBWI logo-wide.jpg

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

Our Regional Team

Debra Schmidt
Regional Advisor
Deborah Snyder
Assistant Regional Advisor
Alberto Lau
Author, Illustrator, Translator
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

2023 2024 Season Ticket

The Season Ticket pre-registers you for September 2023 through April 2024 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 { }

Subscribe to SCBWI California: San Diego newsletter!

Receive the latest news and updates from SCBWI California: San Diego regional community to you email.