Friday, September 6, 2013

SCBWI (San Diego Chapter) Meeting September 7 (Saturday!)

Below are several important announcements from SCBWI San Diego Chapter as they begin the 2013-14 Season:
FIRST, The September meeting will be held THIS Saturday, Sept. 7 from 2- 4 pm at the Hahn School of Nursing (USD), Room 106. (map)  Please note this location has been confirmed but is subject to change, so please look for the signs on Saturday to get you to the correct place.
Playwright and set designer Mike Buckley and children's author Patricia Morris Buckley will discuss how to bring together dialogue, character and setting to create scenes that absorb the reader and make a story something memorable long after the last page is read. Saturday's discussion will include, scene vs. narration; a 'must' list for characters; setting do's and dont's; and a chance to practice combining all three elements for greatest effect. You don't want to miss this.
SECOND, Each September, we update our records so we are able to get you info about chapter events and programs and to gather info that helps us plan for the chapter. This year we've created an online form to make the process quick and easy. Please paste the following link into your browser to access the online form: 
If you can complete the form prior to the meeting - that will certainly speed things up so we don't waste any of our time with Mike and Patricia.
THIRD, Season Tickets will be available at the meeting for $50 for SCBWI members and $70 for nonmembers. Season Tickets include the cost of monthly chapter meetings, discounts on the Spring conference and other chapter events, and a free pass to a chapter meeting for a friend, for a total savings of over $30 over the course of the year.
FOURTH, Critique groups will meet at the Hahn School of Nursing at noon prior to the chapter meeting. Please email Gigi for MG/YA at, Karen for PB/Chapter books and Nonfiction at, or Katrin for Illustrators at to RSVP so they can plan ahead. Thanks.
FIFTH, We could use some help rearranging tables to accommodate everyone at the Hahn School of Nursing, so if you can arrive at 1:30 to help move chairs it would be appreciated and help you get a jump on registration as well.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

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