•   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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April 8San Antonio Book Festival – Come show your support for our local authors. For more details about the event, check out their webpage, here. 

April 19-22 - Texas Library Association (TLA) in San Antonio – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Email swtexas@scbwi.org if you would like to help.

May 6 - Picture Book Salon - WIP/Revision – Great Preperation for the Austin Conference! (10-Noon) Location TBD. 

May 20 -21 – Austin Conference – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN – For more information, and to register, here

June 10YA Book Club Meeting – The Girl Who Drank The Moon by Kelly Barnhill


June 17 – Happy Hour! Stone Werks @ the Rim. 5-7pm. Raffle tickets on sale for $5. Click here to purchase!


July 15 - Illustrator's Workshop – Character Development for Authors and Illustrators: The Picture Book Storyboard with Raquel Beechner – Details coming soon.

AugustYA/MG Webinar @ UIW – TBD

August - Happy Hour – TBD

SeptemberPicture Book Salon – TBD

September - Illustrator's Workshop – The Issue of Styles


*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. Dates will become more solidified in the coming week. Thank you for your time and patience.