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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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Our Los Angeles website lists some of our activities – please check the menu to your right. Short ones – like the Critiquenic (Critique Picnic) usually the first Saturday in June. And longer ones – like the Working Writer’s Retreat in the fall.


Our Schmoozes are free and are located all over the Los Angeles area. Hopefully you can find one close to you. We’re always looking for new coordinators to add more Schmoozes in areas that don’t have one now. So keep checking back for the latest updates on Schmooze happenings. The Schmooze calendar can be found here:


Our regional newsletter – Kite Tales – covers our Tri-Regions It’s chock full of event and contest information, timely articles of interest, and other great features. Archived issues are available here:


We have our own mini-conferences, too: Writer’s Days in the spring and Illustrator’s Day in the fall. These include wonderful speakers, contests, portfolio reviews, and so much more.


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