SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

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 free mingle events in each county for networking.

MEET OUR VOLUNTEERS

REGIONAL TEAM MEMBERS
Regional Advisor:
 Rebecca Langston-George

Assistant Regional Advisor: Barbara Bietz

Illustrator Coordinator: Laura-Susan Thomas

VOLUNTEER TEAM LEADERS

  • Webmaster: Paulina Cuestas Hill
    Writers Day Contest Coordinator: Paulina Cuestas Hill
    Writers Day Critique Coordinator: Greg Trine
  • Writers Day First Pages Coordinator: Charlie Perryess
  • Kern Mingle Host: Allison Crotzer Kimmel
    ​SLO Mingle Host: Claire Noland
    Santa Barbara Mingle Host: Mari Talkin
    ​Ventura Mingle Host: Lori Anaya
    Webinar Coordinator: Joan Raymond 
    Publicity: Toni Guy
    Book talk and Grant Coordinator: Lynn Becker
    Regional Kite Tales Editor: Ann Rousseau Smith
    Historian/Photographer: Joan Bransfield Graham
    CLU Lisaison: Linda Organ
    Regional Advisor Emeritus: Alexis O’Neill