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


   Special events


Coming soon!

Houston SCBWI 2018 Programs

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


Jan. 8 – Making the Most of an Illustrator’s Livelihood

Bruce Foster, Paper Engineer –

Feb. 5 – Turning Life Experiences into Books That Kids Want to Read

Sneed Collard III, award winning fiction & nonfiction author –

(visiting from Montana)

Mar. 5 – Presentation Skills for Authors & Illustrators

Caroline Leech, Author –

April 2 – Online Tools, Training & Encouragement

Pat Miller, Author –

May 7 – Quelling Your Query Conundrum

Ann Rose, Author –

June 4 – Best of Books: Early Childhood – Teen

Cathy Berner, Blue Willow Book Shop –

July 9 – Blind Beginnings: A Game of First Pages

Dotti Enderle, Author –

Aug 6 – Humor in Presentations & Writing

Crystal Allen, Author –

Sept. 4 – National SCBWI Conference Review – Panel Discussion by Attendees

Oct. 7 – The A-Zs of a Professional Approach to Self-Publishing

Jason Phinney, Author –

Nov. 6Houston SCBWI Conference Recap – Panel Discussion

Dec. 4Holiday Party – Potluck, Games & Sales

Wish List of Topics for 2019

Writing from 2 Points of View – contact Christina Mandelski

Illustrators Program – Contact Bill Ferguson – and/or ask about his friend & animator, Ron Neal

How-Tos of Writing Series

How-Tos of Doing School Visits & Book Sales