Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

News and Events: November 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!

November 19 – Gestures and Character Development for Illustrator: Hints for writers with Raquel Beechner DETAILS HERE

December 3 – Holiday Gathering – TBD


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 Peggy Caravantes has just published two books. The America Revolution: 12 Things to Know by 12 Story Library and Gauarding the Federal Reserve Bank of New York by The Child's World. Peggy's book Marooned in the Arctic: The True Story of Ada Blackjack, 'The Female Robinson Crusoe' was selected for 2017 Capitol Choices Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens. And Peggy has also just signed a two-book contract for books about popular teen entertainers: Zendaya and Shawn Mendes. Amazing accomplishments! Congratulations, Peggy!


Texas SCBWI Events

Austin:  November 12 – Monthly Meeting – Writing and Illustrating for the Magazine Market – Panel Discussion

Details here.


Brazos Valley: November 11-13 – Work-on-your-own Beach Retreat

Details here.


Houston:  November 7 – Houston Conference Recap

Details here.


North Texas:  December 6– N. Texas Happy Hour

Details here.


Let us know if you have any news you would like to share with the chapter by emailing S