Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

News and Events: May 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!


May 21 – Sketch Day at the Alamo with Carolyn Dee Flores

May 28 – Chapter Meeting @ Barnes and Noble – Recap of Austin Writers & Illustrators Working Conference (held May 14-15)

May 31 – Webinar: Turning the Page with Words and Pictures with Author/Illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!


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

Oppurtunity for TLA in SAN ANTONIO IN 2017- Roundtable chair, Troy Lawrence, is looking for 3-5 authors, either indie or small press, who could attend a panel during the next TLA Conference to discus their authoring process. You will need to fill out a form and submit by MAY 19, 2016 to be considered for the panel. Click here to see the form. You will need to be a member of TLA to particpate. 


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:  May 14-15 – Austin 2016 Writers & Illustrators Working Conference

Details here.


Houston:  May 2 – How-Tos of Professional Appearances: Dress, Etiquette, Table/Booth Display, Props, Make ‘n Takes

Details here.


North Texas:  May 21 – The Hoarse Whisperer: Finding Your Voice Without Going Hoarse, Part 2 with Illustrator Jeff Amano

Details here.