January marks the Santa Clarita Valley Lit Mingle's annual "Get to Know SCBWI" Event. Attendees this year gathered to discuss and plan upcoming SCBWI events, from our local Lit Mingles, to 1-day events throughout Southern California, to the retreats and the summer conference in Los Angeles. We also talked about the benefits of joining SCBWI, and how the organization supports authors along every step of their writing/publishing journey.
Some highlights of this year's "Get to Know SCBWI" included door prizes (chocolate, books, wall hangings, and more!), "Match the Newbery Book to Its Author" game, and a "PB/MG/YA Book Scavenger Hunt" throughout the Valencia Barnes & Noble.
All in all, we had a lot of fun and are ready to dive into SCBWI 2016!!!