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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 Days: March 7-8, 2015 – 2 days of speakers, contests, intensives and more. Registration is now open.

L.A. Times Festival of Books: April 18-19, 2015 – book signing opportunity for PAL members. Registration opens in February.

Down The Rabbit Hole: May 17, 2015 – creative field trip for writers and illustrators. Registration opens in February.

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: Fall, 2015 – speakers, contests, portfolio reviews and more. Registration opens July/August.
There is an Illustrator event – ArtWorks – in spring in the even numbered years in Thousand Oaks.

B-I-C Retreat: New: April 1-3, 2016 – 3 days of your butt in a chair working on your craft. More details coming soon.


The Region Listserv connects fellow SCBWI members in the Southern CA area. Questions, announcements, discussions, critique group requests and more. Click HERE and request to join.

Our Schmoozes are free and located all over L.A. Connect in person with SCBWI members in your area. It's a great way to meet critique partners.
Keep checking back for the latest updates on Schmooze happenings. Click HERE for the Schmooze Calendar.

Our regional newsletter – Kite Tales – covers the Tri-Regions of Southern CA
New Blog format full of event and contest information, timely articles of interest, and other great features.
Click HERE for the Kite Tales Blog
Click HERE to check out our archived newsletters.


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