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 along with numerous workshops, critique opportunites, and social events for networking.

MEET OUR VOLUNTEERS

REGIONAL TEAM MEMBERS
Regional Advisor:
Mary Ann Fraser
Assistant Regional Advisor: Rebecca Langston-George

VOLUNTEER TEAM LEADERS
Membership: Rebecca Langston-George
Volunteer Coordinator: Angela Russell
​SLO Event Coordinators: Sidonie Weidenkeller and Charlie Perryess
Santa Barbara Event Coordinators: Angela Russell and Gwen Dandridge
Critique Coordinator: Cynthia Bates
Webmaster: Dawn Baertlein
Publicity: Toni Guy
Book talk and Grant Coordinator: Lynn Becker
Regional Kite Tales Editor: Ann Rousseau Smith
Historian/Photographer: Joan Bransfield Graham
Listserve Administrator: Gwen Dandridge
CLU Lisaison: Linda Organ
Regional Advisor Emeritus: Alexis O'Neill