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.

Art Day for Illustrators and Picture Book Authors: You're invited to a day full of  craft presentations and activities for illustrators and picture book writers.

  • When: Saturday, March 16, 2024
  • Where: Laguna College of Art and Design, Big Bend Campus, 2825 Laguna Canyon Rd Laguna Beach CA 92651

LA Festival of Books - Our PAL members will be able to sign up to participate in our SoCal booth, sell books and sign autographs

  • When: April 20-21
  • Where: USC: 3351 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089.

Spring MG/YA Intensive Retreat - You can join a four-day retreat in the mountains full of small-group critique sessions with faculty and peers to help you polish your middle-grade or young-adult novel.

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