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.


Kern County Next Meeting:


Mingle Host: Allison Crotzer Kimmel

Saturday, TBD

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

San Luis Obispo County Next Meeting


Mingle Host: Claire Noland

Saturday, TBD

RSVP to Claire Noland for location

Santa Barbara County Next Meeting:


Mingle Host: Mari Talkin

Saturday, TBD

RSVP to Mari Talkin for location



Ventura County Next Meeting:


Mingle Host: Lori Anaya

Saturday, TBD

Camarillo Public Library, Conference Room, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo

RSVP to Lori Anaya