SCBWI Texas: Austin

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Webinar: Writing Novel In Verse with Kari Anne Holt

Are you thinking about writing a verse novel? Do you have a verse novel in progress but aren’t sure if you’re on track? In this webinar, author KA Holt will host a lively lecture and discussion on what verse novels are, why they’re so popular with young readers (and educators), and how exactly one goes about writing them. She’ll also delve into the value of simple poetic elements, how the confines of structure can free your words, and why sometimes the words you don’t choose are the ones that make your story sing. Cost is $30 for SCBWI members, $50 for nonmembers.

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We meet monthly and hold workshops and critique and networking opportunities throughout the year.

Join us October 14 at 10 am at BookPeople. This month we are exploring all the research you may need for your project. Suzanne Morgan Williams shares her tips for designing, executing, and organizing your research – some that she’s learned the hard way. Interviews, site visits, online, library and photo research all enrich your work with details that make your readers believe your fiction or give your nonfiction engaging authenticity. Bring your curiosity and your questions. It should be fun.

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Our website header is designed each year by the winner of our Portfolio Showcase Contest at our conference. Our 2022/2023 header was illustrated by our 2022 winner, Naomi Canale.


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Meet Our Leadership Team

Stephanie Pellegrin
Regional Advisor
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Assistant Regional Advisor
Laura Fisk
Illustrator Coordinator

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