Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

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


  Houston SCBWI 2019 Programs

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


Jan. 7 – How to Nurture Your Creativity
Varsha Bajaj, Author –  & Paige Britt (Austin SCBWI)

Feb. 4  – Bright Ideas for Writing Success, Author

Mar. 4 – Proposing & Writing a Series
Jennifer Hamburg, Author –

April 1 – Writing on Spec for the Young Adult Romance Market
Christina Mandelski, Author –

May 6 – Increase Your Text Appeal
Aileen Kirkham – & Pat Miller –

June 3 – Celebration: Read, Write & Art Too! –  Potluck Party with Games & Book Sales (This replaces the December holiday event.)

July 8 – Changing Course: Finding Direction in the Arts
Joe Balat, Entrepreneurial Artist –

Aug 5 – Creating Wonderland: The Alice in Wonderland Commission
Bridgette Mondgeon, Sculptor & Writer –

Sept. 3 – National SCBWI Conference Recap – Attendees’ Discussion

Oct. 7 An Agent & Author’s Perspective of Intellectual Properties: Contracts, Clauses, Foreign Rights & More
Ann Rose, Agent & Author

Nov. 4The Illustrated Biography of an Illustrator & Muralist, Too!
Bill Ferguson, Illustrator & Muralist –

Dec. 2Self-Publishing: 1st Impressions, Book Trailers, Editing, Promoting & More 
Curt Locklear – Self Published Author & Professional Editor