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About SCBWI-Los Angeles

The SCBWI-Los Angeles chapter is proud to represent the birth place of SCBWI. Many generous, talented and visionary individuals in the field of children's literature, education and entertainment, have resided within its boundaries over the years, and many more such individuals are still to come.

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L.A. Region Events & More:

Writer’s Day: February or March, 2016 – 1 day of speakers, contests, intensives and more.
Registration opens in December

New Mentorship Contest: March 1-31, 2015 – win a 6 month Mentorship for an Illustrator or Author/Illustrator. Click here for details

L.A. Times Festival of Books: April 18-19, 2015 – book signing opportunity.
Registration is closed

Down The Rabbit Hole: On hiatus until May 2016 – creative field trip for writers and illustrators.
Registration opens in February, 2016.

Peer2Peer Critiquenic: June – a free, members-only, critique picnic.
Registration opens in April.

Working Writer’s Retreat: Sept 11-13, 2015 – 3-day, 2-night intense revision retreat ending in a first page pitch session.
Registration opens May 16 at noon

Illustrator’s Day: Sept 26 – speakers, contests, portfolio reviews and more.
Registration opens July/August.
ArtWorks: Cen-Cal Region: Spring 2016.

Sue Alexander Grant for the WWR: Oct 1 – Nov 30 – win free tuition and a guaranteed seat at this popular retreat.

New B-I-C Retreat: April 1-3, 2016 – 3 days of your butt in a chair working on your craft.
Registration opens October/November.

Kite Tales Blog: event and contest information, articles of interest and more.
Click here to check out our archived newsletters

Schmoozes: Connect in person with members in your area.
Click here to check the Schmooze Calendar

L.A. Region Listserv: Questions, discussions, announcements, and more. Members-only.

We hope you take advantage of all the great networking, learning and fun that SCBWI has to offer.