Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SwTX Sketch and Write Day in May!

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Date(s) - 05/11/2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

San Antonio Zoo
3903 N St Mary's St - San Antonio, TX 78212


***The SCBWI Southwest Texas Sketch and Write Day at the Zoo for this Saturday May 11, 2019 has been cancelled due to unpredictable weather and cooling temperatures.  See you in Austin next weekend and on June 15th for our Picture Book Salon: tips on Writing for the Educational Market with Peggy Carvantes at Barnes & Noble***


Let’s capture lorikeets in flight, monkeys in full swing and greet lions, tigers and bears…oh my!

Illustrators, please bring a sketchbook and drawing materials for our guided practice. We will be focusing on animals in motion.

Writers, please bring writing tablets and materials to write using animal behavior and their surroundings as inspiration for new work or works in progress. Kids are welcome!

Join us for lunch to continue the conversation. The Zoo has many eating kiosks and restaurants featuring light-healthy salads or more serious pub-style fare. Outside food or drink (except bottled water and snack-sized items) is not allowed into the zoo

Please RSVP by Thurs. May 9
(So we can contact attendees; if you forget, come anyway!)
We will gather at the front gate at 10:00.
We look forward to seeing you!

Admission to the Zoo (pay upon entry)
Zoo Members Free
Child $14.25 (3-11)
Adults $17.50 (12 +)

(Images from our Guided Sketch & Write Day 2018, at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens)

(In case you need to find us)

10:00 – Meet at entry

10:10 – Once inside basic instructions and greeting next to the Lion sculpture.
We will move clockwise throughout the Zoo as follows:

10:15 – Bears

10:30 – Gibbons and other monkeys

11:00 – Rhinos & Zebra area

11:20 – Lions, Tigers and Kangaroo area

11:45 – Lory Landing and other bird exhibits depending on attendance

12:00 – Final critique and discussion at an open area with tables and umbrellas near the Riverview Restaurant.