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.


Kern County Next Meeting:


Mingle Host: Allison Crotzer Kimmel

Saturday, August 24 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

Saturday, August 17th, 10am-12pm

1775 Cass Ave.

Cayucos, CA

Santa Barbara County Next Meeting:


Mingle Host: Mari Talkin


Saturday, August 17th, 2019, 1pm-3pm

4 Santa Ynez St.

Santa Barbara, CA

Ventura County Next Meeting:


Mingle Host: Lori Anaya

Saturday, August 24th, 2:30p-430p

Camarillo Public Library (YA Room – downstairs)

4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA 93010