Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

County Mingles

In an effort to build a stronger local community, the Central/Coastal SCBWI region offers regular, FREE meet-ups, known as County Mingles, which are hosted by volunteers. Mingles are excellent opportunities for you to connect with other writers, learn about craft, and build a community of support in your area. Below are details on upcoming Mingles hosted in your county.

For questions, please contact the specified Mingle Host or Regional Advisor, Rebecca Langston-George if no host is provided.


Kern County Next Meeting:
Mingle Host: Allison Crotzer Kimmel

Saturday, May 25 at 11:00 am

Russo’s Books, 1601 New Stine Road, #182, Bakersfield, CA 93309



San Luis Obispo County Next Meeting:
Mingle Host: Claire Noland
Santa Barbara County Next Meeting:
Mingle Host: Mari Talkin TBD



Ventura County Next Meeting:
Mingle Host: Lori Anaya Saturday, May 25th, 2:30p-4p

Camarillo Public Library (YA Room – downstairs)

4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA 93010