Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

News and Events: March 2016


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!

March 19 – Workshop with Guadalupe Garcia McCall on Plot Structure

April 2 – San Antonio Book Festival 

April 23 – Picture Book Salon – Paths to Publication with Moderator Charlotte Sullivan Wild


Member News:


Member Diane Gonzales Bertrand was interviewed by Nicole Melanson for Word Mothers. Read the wonderful interview with the author of the book A Bean and Cheese Taco Birthday here!










Other Events (these are 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:

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.


Other Texas SCBWI Events:

Austin:  March 12 – Novel Primer with Brian Yansky

Details here.


Brazos Valley: March 30 – What’s Your Platform for Catching the Success Express?

Details here.


Houston:  March 7 – Writing for the Education Market with Wendy Lanier

Details here.


North Texas:  March 12 – Sketch Crawl on the M-Line Trolley

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