About Us

The Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Central-Coastal California Region provides programs and services for Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Kern counties. We are a warm and welcoming group focused on craft and professional support. Programs include an annual Writers' Day and Writers' Retreat, bi-annual Illustrators Day …

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June 11, 2016
Urban Sketch Crawl
Santa Barbara
Registration is Open!

July 1-14, 2016
Writers' Day Scholarships
More Info to come!

August 13-20, 2016
Critique Week
Various Locations
More Info to come!


October 15, 2016
Writers' Day
Thousand Oaks
Registration opens August 1

January 13-15, 2017
Writers' Retreat
Santa Barbara
More Info to come!


Traveling Sketchbook
Currently en route