SCBWI

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.

**Due to COVID-19, events are subject to cancellation in concern for SCBWI members and their family’s health. Please reach out to your Mingle host with questions.

SCBWI CenCal is following state, county and meeting place guidelines in regards to masks. In keeping with CDC revised guidelines, all attendees are asked to wear a mask indoor at events. If you are not feeling well please stay home and join us another time.


COUNTY:

 

NEXT MEETINGS: (Topics are Subject to Change)


Kern County:


 

Next Meetings:


Mingle Host: Allison Crotzer Kimmel

RSVP for a Kern County Mingle

 

 Please watch for 2023 Kern County Mingle dates & details here. Coming soon.

     

San Luis Obispo County:


 

Next Meetings:


Mingle Host: Claire Noland
RSVP for a San Luis Obispo Mingle
 

Please watch for 2023 San Luis Obispo County Mingle dates & details here. Coming soon.

     

Santa Barbara County:


 

Next Meetings:


 Mingle Host: tbd

email coming soon

  Please watch for 2023 Santa Barbara County Mingle dates & details here. Coming soon
     

Ventura County:


 

Next Meetings:


 

Mingle Host: Lori-Anaya

RSVP for a Ventura County mingle

 

 

 

 

Ventura 2023 Lit Mingles:

(Dates and topics subject to change.)


Tuesday, January 31, 2023

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Topic: Why Read/Goals. Bring paper and/or devices.

Meet: In person at the Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center. Meet OUTSIDE at the back deck tables. Go straight through entrance doors where you see boats and harbor view (address below). Bring jackets or wear layers as the ocean air can turn cold. Rain will most likely cancel or change location of this event. 

1901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, CA https://www.nps.gov/chis/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm


Tuesday, February 28, 2023

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Topic: Warmups/Writing as a Practice. Bring paper and/or devices.

Meet: In person at the Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center. Meet OUTSIDE at the back deck tables. Go straight through entrance doors where you see boats and harbor view (address below). Bring jackets or wear layers as the ocean air can turn cold. Rain will most likely cancel or change location of this event.

1901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, CA https://www.nps.gov/chis/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm


Tuesday, March 28, 2023

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Topic: Scribble & Scrawl/(Place based Draw & Write). From our starting location at the harbor, we will walk to two other places for our draw/write event. Sharing time and debriefing at the end. Optional social at an eatery across the park from the Visitor Center. Bring comfortable walking shoes, as well as paper and/or devices.

Meet: In person at the Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center. Meet OUTSIDE at the back deck tables. Go straight through entrance doors where you see boats and harbor view (address below). Bring jackets or wear layers as the ocean air can turn cold. Rain will most likely cancel or change location of this event.

1901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, CA https://www.nps.gov/chis/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm


Tuesday, April 25, 2023

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Topic: First Pages/Bring a book to share. Bring paper and/or devices.

Meet: In person at the Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center. Meet OUTSIDE at the back deck tables. Go straight through entrance doors where you see boats and harbor view (address below). Bring jackets or wear layers as the ocean air can turn cold. Rain will most likely cancel or change location of this event.

1901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, CA https://www.nps.gov/chis/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm


Tuesday, May 30, 2023

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Topic: The Power of Verbs / Revision. Bring paper and/or devices.

Meet: In person at the Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center. Meet OUTSIDE at the back deck tables. Go straight through entrance doors where you see boats and harbor view (address below). Bring jackets or wear layers as the ocean air can turn cold. Rain will most likely cancel or change location of this event.

1901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, CA https://www.nps.gov/chis/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm


More information coming soon about these two events:

* Critique prior to Writers Day

* End of year social


Please watch for additional 2023 Ventura County Mingle dates & details here.