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.

 

PAL MINGLE (New) Saturday, June 11 at 11am in Port Hueneme. Sandwiches provided. Come mingle, meet other published and listed (PAL) members, learn how we can support one another, and hear CenCal’s plan for an author showcase in September to introduce PALS who do school visits to schools wanting to host them. Email Rebecca  cencal-ra@scbwi.org  for address and directions.


Kern County


Next Meetings:

 

Mingle Host: Allison Crotzer Kimmel

RSVP for a Kern County Mingle

 

Saturday, May 21 – 2022

2:00-3:00pm

Meet: Via ZOOM, link will be provided.

Topic: “Summer Homework” * First pages and inspiration to keep working on current projects through the summer.

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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

Our mingle on the Mar 26th was great! We had a good turnout and discussions. Thank you, everyone.  * We don’t have any future dates yet but will set these soon.

Please watch for updates here.

 

Santa Barbara County


Next Meeting:

 

Mingle Host: Mari Talkin

RSVP for a Santa Barbara County Mingle

Wednesday, June 1 – 2022
7pm

Meet: Via ZOOM, link will be provided.

Topic: YA/MG/PB critique leading up to Writers’ Day contest. 

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August/September – 2022

Exact Date/Time & Location to be determined

Please watch for updates here.

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, April 30 – 2022
12:30-2:00pm

Meet: Via ZOOM, link will be provided.

Topic: Nurture Your Creative Spirit/ Generative Writing.

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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.