Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Feb 1 Houston Meeting

Date(s) - 02/01/2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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This Month

Speaker: Van G. Garrett, author

Topic: Poetry and Passion: Heartwarming Ideas for Poems and Picture Books
Description: Participants will learn how to create narratives based on their personal interests. Additionally, they will explore writing territories, survey model texts, and discover writing possibilities for poems and picture books. Informative and informal, this presentation will allow writers and artists to learn in supportive, productive, and engaging ways.

About Van: Van G. Garrett is the winner of the 2020 The Poetry Question Chapbook Contest for his book, Scrap. He is also the winner of the 2017 Best Book of African American Poetry for his book, 49: Wings and Prayers, as announced by the Texas Association of Authors. Garrett is the author of Songs in Blue Negritude (poetry), The Iron Legs in the Trees (fiction), 49: Wings and Prayers (poetry), LENNOX IN TWELVE (poetry), HOG (poetry), ZURI: Love Songs (poetry), Pit Bulls and J-Walks (poetry), Water Bodies (poetry), Can I Kick It? Poetry, co-authored with Ran Walker, and Scrap (poetry). His updates and appearances can be found at