Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Sat. Dec. 7, 2019; Critique Speed Dating, Holiday Extravaganza and More

Date(s) - 12/07/2019
8:50 am - 1:15 pm

Preservation Park, Nile Hall
668 - 13th Street - Oakland, CA 94612

Critique Speed Dating, followed by the Holiday Extravaganza featuring the Debutante Ball (and it’s all free!!!)

purple-fireworksCritique Speed Dating is a fun, optional activity that begins two hours prior to the Holiday Extravaganza.

The Debutante Ball: Now officially an annual tradition! Meet some of this year’s first-time debut members (published between 1/1/19 – 12/31/19) from our region, San Francisco NORTH & EAST BAY. The debutantes will each read a passage from their brand-new books. Help us celebrate their amazing accomplishments while enjoying lunch on SCBWINEB!

Come to the Holiday Extravaganza to mingle with your fellow creatives, support our newest debutantes in the publishing world, and get the lowdown on what 2020 holds for our region.


Schedule of Events

  •     • 8:50 a.m. – 11 a.m.  Critique Speed Dating begins (this is an optional, pre-party activity)
  •     • 11 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.  The Holiday Extravaganza with the Debutante Ball and LUNCH!

You must register before December 3rd.

Critique Speed Dating may sell out sooner.


critique-speed-datingCritique Speed Dating (Optional activity)

Are you in need of critique partners? Maybe you’d like to breathe new life into your current critique group. During our winter speed-dating event, you’ll have an opportunity to sample the writing and critique styles from up to 10 new potential partners. This is a fast-paced event intended to help writers connect. You may go home with “mini” critiques, but that is not the purpose. Instead, you’ll leave with a whole new set of “eyes,” and maybe even a few new friends and lifelong critique partners. There will be 40 slots and then we’ll open a small waiting list, so sign up today! If you need to cancel after registering, please notify us so we can let in a wait-lister.