What we're about

Are you looking for a supportive local COMMUNITY?

This Meetup group is here to connect local children’s book authors and illustrators to share experiences and information, collaborate, find support and provide feedback. Most members are enthusiastic and motivated authors and illustrators; some of whom have been published or self-published.

Speakers regularly come to share their experience. Past speakers have included (self-) published authors and illustrators, independent publishers, editors, librarians, bookstore owners and more.

We also have monthly Meet the Author events! If you are a (self-)published author/illustrator interested in giving a talk or presenting your work, please contact us.

We meet once a month in a children’s bookstore in San Francisco, Noe Valley. This is a free Meetup.

Looking forward to meeting you!

Upcoming events (5+)

You Can Be a Winning Writer - Joan Gelfand presents her new book

Charlie's Corner bookstore

Have you written that novel, poetry manuscript or short story but you haven't gotten it published? With over 15 years of experience as a writer, educator, community organizer and writing coach, Joan Gelfand brings more to the table than basic troubleshooting. Her connections and real-world publishing experience have helped many fulfill their writing dreams with her 4 Cs system which has become the best-selling book, "You Can Be A Winning Writer: The 4 C's Approach to Author Success". Praised as “the clearest roadmap to success,” the 4 Cs system has yielded spectacular results for CEOs and doctors, college professors and MFAs, playwrights, and poets. From the first draft to a marketable piece, the 4 Cs explores the writer’s inner and outer worlds making the argument for community as a key element to becoming a winning writer. Join this free Meetup where Joan Gelfand will share her knowledge with us!

Past events (62)

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