Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators


Happy March! We're here with your monthly reminder of upcoming events, and a RAFFLE you do not want to miss out on!
March begins with our upcoming Picture Book Webinar on Humor in Picture Books with Peter Pearson. This event will take place on March 14 at 7 pm C.S.T. The event is only $10 for members! We're also raffling away a signed copy of How to Eat an Airplane by Peter Pearson. We'll mail it to wherever you are. Register here!

And drumroll…From now, until May 12, we will be selling raffle tickets for our beautiful Be Creative Book Bin. This bin includes a 1-yr membership, a $50 Barnes and Noble Gift card, an SCBWI t-shirt, journals, this year's ALA winners (Radiant Child not-pictured; on order), candy, and much more. Raffle tickets are going for $5. A 1-yr membership alone is a value of $90! You can click here to buy raffle tickets.
We've got some great upcoming events in our chapter. Mark your calendars with the dates below:

March 14 – WEBINAR: HUMOR IN PICTURE BOOKS with Peter Pearson, author of How to Eat An Airplane. REGISTER HERE

March 25 – TLA Volunteers Meet and Greet – San Pedro Crossing Barnes and Noble  (10 – Noon). If you would like to donate your autographed books to be raffled off at the conference, this would be a great time to drop them off.

April 8San Antonio Book Festival – Come show your support for our local authors. For more details about the event, check out their webpage, here. 

April 18 – Webinar: Beyond the Query Letter: Finding an agent through Conventional, and Not-so-Conventional, Methods with Agent Carrie Howland. To register, click here!!!!

April 19-22 Texas Library Association (TLA) in San Antonio – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Email if you would like to help.

May 6 – Picture Book Salon – WIP/Revision – Great Preperation for the Austin Conference! (10-Noon) Location TBD. 

May 13 – Happy Hour (5 – 7pm) – Stonewerks (The Rim Shopping Center) – Raffle Tickets NOW ON Sale for $5. Click here to purchase a raffle ticket!

May 20 -21 – Austin Conference – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN – For more information, and to register, here

June 10YA Book Club Meeting – The Girl Who Drank The Moon by Kelly Barnhill

July 15 – Illustrator's Workshop – Character Development for Authors and Illustrators: The Picture Book Storyboard with Raquel Beechner – Details coming soon.

AugustYA/MG Webinar @ UIW – TBD

August Happy Hour – TBD

SeptemberPicture Book Salon – TBD

September – Illustrator's Workshop – The Issue of Styles


*If you would like to see something at a Chapter Meeting, please email with your ideas.