California: SoCal

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Welcome to California: SoCal!

Our region includes San Bernardino, Riverside, Long Beach and Orange County. We are a friendly group that provides meet-ups, critique groups, a spring MG/YA writers retreat and a fall conference. If you are just starting out or have a long-standing career as a writer or illustrator, you are invited to join us. We’re all about making connections!


Fall Harvest Writers and Illustrators Day - HYBRID

Join us as we learn about craft and book publishing, connect with professionals in the industry, and mingle with other SCBWI attendees. We have a full day of speakers: agents, an editor, an art director, and published authors and published illustrators - Sat., Oct. 7, 8:30-5:00.

Our Team

Meet-ups and Critique Groups


Newsletter & Kite Tales Blog

Member Good News

Get to Know our Writers

Get to Know Our Illustrators

Writers and Illustrators Connect

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

Keep in touch

To inquire about local events, awards, or opportunities, please email Bev Plass: