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 quesons.

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.


Kern County


Next Meetings:

 

Mingle Host: Allison Crotzer Kimmel

RSVP for a Kern County Mingle

 

September – 2022

Exact Date/Time & Location to be determined

Please watch for updates here.

 


San Luis Obispo County


Next Meeting:

 

Mingle Host: Claire Noland

RSVP for a San Luis Obispo Mingle

 

Saturday, July 16 – 2022
10:00am-2:00pm

Meet: In-person. One of our members has graciously offered to share her incredible garden for the setting of our next SLO County mingle! (Email RSVP to Claire for address and directions.)

Topic: to be announced * We invite attendees to bring their lunch to enjoy in this picnic setting. 

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Late September – 2022

Exact Date/Time & Location to be determined

Please watch for updates here.

Topic: Fall Mingle, topic to be announced.

 

 

Santa Barbara County


Next Meeting:

 

Mingle Host: Mari Talkin

RSVP for a Santa Barbara County Mingle

Wednesday, September 21 – 2022

7:00pm

Meet: In-person at the outdoor space of one of our local member’s AirBnb. (Email RSVP to Mari for address and directions.)

Topic: Inspirational books list. Bring ideas for kid lit books you’ve read or would like to read so we can compile a reading list.

 


Ventura County


Next Meeting:

 

Mingle Host: Lori-Anaya

RSVP for a Ventura County mingle

 

 

 

(Topics subject to change)

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Saturday, June 18 – 2022

10:00am-12:00pm

Meet: In person in Port Hueneme

Topic: Come meet the RA (Rebecca Langston-George), mingle, find critique connections, and ask all your burning questions. Email Rebecca at cencal-ra@scbwi.org for address and directions.

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Ventura Lit Mingle Social

Exact Date/Time & Location to be determined

Please watch for updates here.