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What is a Schmooze and how do I find one?

What a Schmooze is . . .

A Schmooze is a gathering of children's writers and illustrators designed to share knowledge, great news, and companionship. Generally, they are free activities offered by the SCBWI-Los Angeles Region.

A Schmooze is a great place to meet local authors and illustrators - people like you who share your interests and goals. At a Schmooze, you'll have the chance to network, make friends, and get connected.

Though occasionally guest speakers are featured at Schmoozes, they are usually meetings that are structured around roundtable discussions about various topics of interest to children's writers and illustrators.

. . . and what a Schmooze isn't!

A Schmooze is not a fix-it, nor is it a forum for critique, though critique groups can grow out of a Schmooze.

Read Special Articles about Schmoozes:

Attend a Schmooze in your area!

Most Schmoozes meet once per month, with summer and winter holiday breaks. Click on one of the links below for more information about upcoming meetings in your area.

SCBWI-LA Writers

SCBWI-LA Illustrators


Would you like to start your own LA Schmooze?

If you are interested in starting a Schmooze in the Los Angeles region, please Contact.Rita Crayon Huang, "Schmooze Schmizard": CLICK HERE to e-mail Rita Crayon Huang. Specific areas in need are Glendale/Studio City and Southern Los Angeles County.

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