•   Upcoming Events (Click on an event to view details and register): For all our Chapter Meeting dates, please click on the ‘Events’ link on the purple menu to the right, but below are some highlights. See you then!   February 20 – Chapter Meeting @ Barnes and Noble – NYC WINTER CONFERENCE IN REVIEW March 19 – Workshop with Guadalupe Garcia McCall on Plot Structure April 23 – Picture Book Salon – Details Coming Soon   Other Events (outside of SCBWI) :   The Writing Barn in Austin is hosting some great events in the South Austin Area. The Writing Barn is a great supporter of SCBWI, and we encourage you to attend some of their great workshops. You can view the calendar and all event details at www.thewritingbarn.com, but here are some events we think you might enjoy: February 13 – Write Away Day @ the Writing Barn March 9 – Language is the Story with Visiting Author David Elliott (PB to Adult) OFFERING A SCBWI MEMBER DISCOUNT.   Awards/ Honors: To view the guidelines, submission process, and more about the award itself, visit www.scbwi.org and click on “Awards & Grants” on the purple ribbon.   Texas SCBWI Events:   Austin:  February 13 – Empowering Young Readers Details here. Brazos Valley: February 24 – Monthly Meeting Details here. Houston:  February 1 - Characterization Details here. North Texas:  February 2 – Reading for Research with Picture Books, Middle Grade, and Young Adult Texts with Author Polly Holyoke and ReFoReMo Founder Carrie Charley Brown Details here.   Let us know if you have any news you would like to share with the chapter by emailing swtexas@scbwi.org. Tandy & Carolyn Regional Advisor & Illustrator Coordinator  
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The Southwest Texas chapter meets in San Antonio, serving writers and illustrators from the Alamo City all the way to the Rio Grande. We host monthly events, which include topical meetings, sketch days, workshops, social hours, and Picture Book Salons. Also, along with our fellow Texas Chapters, we host amazing webinars

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August 20 - Author reading and signing with member Diane Gonzales Bertrand @ San Pedro Crossing Barnes and Noble @ 11:30 AM. Come hear her read from her new book A Story Circle/ El Circulo de cuentos and get a copy signed.

August 27 - Picture Book Salon – Words & Pictures: A Perfect Marriage. Click here for more details.

August 30 - Webinar: What is Author Platform Building Anyway? The Ins and Outs of Building Your Niche with Elaine Kiely Kearns and Sylvia Liu of KidLit 411. REGISTER HERE NOW. 

September 10 – Southwest Happy Hour @ the Park North Lion and Rose Pub from 5 – 7 PM. Come talk books, writing, illustrating over a drink. Click here for address, details.

September 24 - Chapter Meeting @ Barnes and Noble

November 19 – Chapter Meeting @ Barnes and Noble 

December 3 – Holiday Party – Location TBD


*If you would like to see something at a Chapter Meeting, please email swtexas@scbwi.org with your ideas. We love to hear from you.