Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

News and Events: April 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 linked highlights. See you then!


April 19-22 – TLA Conference in Houston – SCBWI Booth #1642

April 23 – Picture Book Salon – Paths to Publication with Moderator Charlotte Sullivan Wild, including Agent Minju Chang, of BookStop Literary Agency, and Aimmee Bisonnette, picture book author and lawyer for children’s writers without agents.


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

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:  April 9 – Monthly Meeting: Applying the Golden Rule to Critiquing with Bradley Wilson

Details here.


Brazos Valley: April  18 – Social at Starbucks

Details here.


Houston:  April 23 – Illustrator Workshop with Special Guest, Geisel Award Winner; Greg Pizzoli

Details here.


North Texas:  April 16 – Rockin’ Revision Techniques featuring Author Denise Vega

Details here.


Let us know if you have any news you would like to share with the chapter by emailing See you soon, be safe, and Happy Holidays!

Tandy & Carolyn

Regional Advisor & Illustrator Coordinator