Chapter Events

Monthly Chapter Meetings

When: Meetings are held on the first Monday night of each month (first Tuesday if first Monday is a holiday), 7-9 pm. Fiction, Nonfiction and Illustration critique groups meet from 6-7pm.

What: All regular monthly meetings are open to all at no cost or obligation. To suggest speakers or topics and/or to be added to our monthly meeting reminder e-mail list, contact Program Coordinator via our Contact Us page.

Where: The meetings are held at the Tracy Gee community center, located at 3599 Westcenter Dr, Houston, TX 77042-5213



                                                             SCBWI 2017 Programs

Program Chair – Aileen Kirkham;  Co-Chair – Pat Miller

Jan. 9Writing the Middle Grade Novel: The Good, the Bad, and the Deadline of Doom

Jennifer Hamburg, author of Hazy Bloom and the Tomorrow Power-  

Feb. 6Mentor Texts: Never Write Alone Again

            Pat Miller, author of The Hole Story… – 

Mar. 6Taking Advantage of the Nonfiction Market

Wendy Lanier –

April 3 Focus on Illustrators, Topic to be Announced

Bruce Foster-           

May 1 – Nuts & Bolts of Marketability & The Paper Trail: Networking, Timelines,

Invoices, Contracts, & Insurance

            Aileen Kirkham –

June 5Creating Elements of Humor in Kid-Friendly Manuscripts

            Crystal Allen –   

July 10Writing & Submitting a Book Series

Dotti Enderle –

Aug 7National SCBWI Recap – A Panel Discussion

Sept. 5 – Best of Books –Early Childhood through Teens

             Cathy Berner –

Dec. 2016   Houston Chronicle announced Cathy as one of the winners of the James Patterson Award for her strong support and work in an Indie (Independent Book Stores)

Oct. 2Fracturing Folk & Fairy Tales – A Writing Workshop

            Aileen Kirkham –

Nov. 6Houston SCBWI Conference Recap – Panel Discussion

Dec. 4Holiday Party – Potluck, Booktalks & Sales

Wish List of Topics for 2018                       

·      How-Tos of Self-Publishing                                                            

·      How-Tos of Doing School Visits & Book Sales