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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.

Down The Rabbit Hole creative field trip in May – for writers and illustrators.

Peer2Peer Critiquenic: June – a free, members-only, critique picnic.

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

Illustrator’s Day: Fall, 2015 – speakers, contests, portfolio reviews and more.
There is an Illustrator event – ArtWorks – in spring in the even numbered years in Thousand Oaks.

B-I-C Retreat: New for April of 2016, 3 days of your butt in a chair working on your craft. More details coming in 2015.


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
It’s chock full of event and contest information, timely articles of interest, and other great features.
Click HERE for the current issue
Click HERE to check out our back issues.


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