Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  •   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, 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 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 Tandy & Carolyn Regional Advisor & Illustrator Coordinator  
  • Kris Kuykendall signed with agent Kathleen Ortiz of New Leaf Literary! Lupe Ruiz-Flores' short story,
About Us

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

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(Check our newsletter for other conferences and events happening around Texas!)

Nov. 10, Saturday
San Antonio Zoo Sketch & Write Day

Nov. 11, Sunday
Austin SCBWI RA Samantha Clark & Jennifer Ziegler Author Sit & Sign at The Twig Bookshop

Dec. 1, Saturday
WINTER SOCIAL RSVP by Nov. 29 to receive details and directions.

Jan. 19, Saturday
PICTURE BOOK SALON Xelena González & Adriana Garcia: ALL AROUND US

Feb. 23, Saturday
WORKSHOP: Following Your (Project’s) Heart: From Idea to Publication
Charlotte Sullivan Wild

Mar. 23, Saturday
Chapter Meeting & Open Critique Sharing Favorite Craft Books

ALL SCBWI WEBINARS -- Check the schedule!

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Our website header image was created by SCBWI SWTX member Akiko White, an award-winning illustrator and writer. We use this image in all of our social media profiles, with the artist's permission.