Regional AdvisorBitsy Kemper
Assistant Regional AdvisorSally Spratt
Assistant Regional AdvisorLou Barnett
Regional Illustrator CoordinatorRose Cooper
- Email Us
Membership CoordinatorNancy Barnet
Take a look at the map of our region. It is vast, extending from the Oregon border southward to Kings, Tulare and Inyo counties. Endless inspiration abounds from such majestic sites as Yosemite, the Eastern Sierra, South Lake Tahoe, the Mendocino coast, Lassen and Mt. Shasta, not to mention the …Read More
- August Greater Sacramento Monthly Critique Group
- Aug 15
- Author Janet Ann Collins at Gold Country Writers at the General Gomez Art Center in Auburn
- Aug 19
- Working Session for Illustrators
- Aug 29
- Writing for Children: a Primer
- Aug 29
- That's Why We Have Us
- Sep 12
- Author Carol Riggs at Chico Barnes & Noble
- Sep 12
- Holiday Mixer
- Dec 10
News & Regional Updates
ATTENTION BEGINNER WRITERS AND ILUSTRATORS:
Have you ever wanted to write a children's book? Do you have an idea for a kid's book but don't know what to do next? Are you an artist looking to break into the world of children's books? Come learn the basics from a published picture book author and from a published artist. Brought to you by SCBWI, this two low-cost sessions are perfect for those that are just starting out on the writing journey, and those that are looking for a little more direction.
- Writing Children's Books: a Primer, by picture book author Lisa M. Bakos
- A Working Session for Illustrators with artist Rose Cooper.
The two different events run cuncurrently from 4 to 6pm on Saturday, Aug 29, in different rooms within the Orangevale Community Center.
The events are sponsored by your SCBWI region. Cost per session is only $10 for SCBWI members and $25 for nonmembers
Sign up now!
Upcoming events in bay area:
Also, Illustrator's Day:
Saturday, September 12, 2015 for the 9th Annual SCBWI SF/South Illustrator Day:
Fire House at Fort Mason. Registration will open Monday, June 15th
Wonderful speakers, portfolio critiques, portfolio display and, new, Portfolio Awards.
Molly Idle, Caldecott Honor winner for “Flora and the Flamingo”
Kelly Light, author/illustrator of the delightful “Louise Loves Art”…
Kristine Brogno, Design Director of Children’s Publishing at Chronicle Books
And now back to our region…
How is your writing and/or illustrating coming along? Getting any work done while the sun is shining? We are! Here are some updates:
* On August 29th, we are planning two sessions: one for the beginning writer and one that’ll be a working session for (all levels of) illustrators. We’ll get you the details as soon as they are confirmed. Reserve your spot by clicking the calendar to the left or "Regional Events" in the purple banner on the right.
* Our next annual Spring Spirit conference will be held on April 30, 2016, with a choice of a few add-on sessions Friday night, April 29, 2016. It’ll be at the same location we used the past few years; the Citrus Heights Community Center. Save those dates!
* The Critique Group Program is in full swing, with the first well-attended session held in Natomas. There are plans to hold the meeting about 10 times a year, rotating the meeting locations around the Greater Sacramento area, with the hope of extending it throughout the rest of our region sometime next year. The next session will be July 18th in Fair Oaks. The August, September and October meetings will be announced soon. Check out our region’s (new) critique group page http://canorthcentral.scbwi.org/critique-groups/ for the most current information. Also, be on the lookout for our events mentioned and promoted via MeetUp. We are trying out the service and hope to see it bring potential new members to join in the fun.
* In the Chico area, looking to meet fellow writers and illustrators? Check out the calendar for the July 25 gathering. You can sign up here, or via MeetUp: http://www.meetup.com/Chico-Area-Writing-Illustrating-Childrens-Books/
* Anyone going to the international SCBWI Conference in L.A. at the end of July/early August? We’re going to hold a quick meet-up beforehand to talk about the conference, and how to best prepare for it. I know hotels sold out months ago, so if you’re planning on attending you should register sooner than later. Interested in meeting with us about it in July? Let me know as soon as you can.
MAY 19, 2105
We had about 65% "pre-published" attendees , a little under 10% self published, and about 25% published in the traditional sense. Ages were mostly equally distributed, with the under 35 crowd the least represented.