Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

News and Events: August 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!

August 20 – Author Reading and Book Signing for A Story Circle/ El Circulo de cuentos by member  Diane Gonzales Bertrand. 11:30 AM @ Barnes and Nobles San Pedro Crossings. 321 NW Loop 410, STE 104, San Antonio, TX 78216.

August 20 – Southwest Happy Hour! 5-7 PM  at the Park North Lion and Rose Pub. We’ll provide a few light appetizers. Click here for more details.

August 30 – Texas Webinar: What is Author Platform Building Anyway? The Ins and Outs of Building Your Niche with Elaine Kiely Kearns and Sylvia Liu of KidLit 411. Registration is open now! Click here to register.



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.


Member News:

Member Diane Gonzales Bertrand will be doing an Author Reading and Book Signing for her book, A Story Circle/ El Circulo de cuentos, on Saturday, August 20 at 11:30 am at the Barnes and Noble San Pedro Crossings. Come support Diane and get a book signed!


Texas SCBWI Events

Austin:  August 13 – Monthly Meeting – From Critique Partners to Collaborators with Don Tate and Chris Barton

Details here.

Austin: August 27 – Full Novel Workshop – Master the nuts and bolts of novels. REGISTER HERE.


Brazos Valley: August 15 – Social at Starbucks

Details here.


Houston:  October 22 – Houston Conference Registration Open Now! Surrender to the Story.

Details here.


North Texas:  August 27 – Two Picture Book Workshops featuring Authors Pat Miller and Penny Parker Klostermann

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)