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 akirkham4u@hotmail.com;  Co-Chair – Pat Miller gpatmiller@gmail.com

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- jbrookehamburg@gmail.com  

Feb. 6Mentor Texts: Never Write Alone Again

            Pat Miller, author of The Hole Story… – gpatmiller@gmail.com 

Mar. 6Taking Advantage of the Nonfiction Market

Wendy Lanier – wendylanier@gt.rr.com

April 3 Focus on Illustrators, Topic to be Announced

Bruce Foster- bruce@paperpops.com           

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

Invoices, Contracts, & Insurance

            Aileen Kirkham – akirkham4u@hotmail.com

June 5Creating Elements of Humor in Kid-Friendly Manuscripts

            Crystal Allen – rcpjallen@aol.com   

July 10Writing & Submitting a Book Series

Dotti Enderle – enderle4@earthlink.net

Aug 7National SCBWI Recap – A Panel Discussion

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

             Cathy Berner – cathy@bluewillowbookshop.com

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 – akirkham4u@hotmail.com

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