SCBWI Houston

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Welcome to SCBWI Houston!

We are the Houston Region of SCBWI which stretches from the Louisiana border all the way to Brownsville and includes greater Houston metro area. As a professional organization, our chapter prides itself on being warm, welcoming, and fun! If you are passionate about writing, illustrating, or translating books for children and young adults, you've come to the right place!

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Illustrator Sketch Sesh

Join us for our Illustrator Sketch Sesh! Open to illustrators, writers and any kidlit creative.

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Join Our Monthly Chapter Meeting

Our monthly chapter meetings are free and open to the public. Join us and see what we're about!

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Monthly Critique Group

Join us for our monthly informal critique group. Check to see if it's in-person or online this month!

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September Monthly Meeting (on-line)

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October Monthly Meeting

Join Robert Paul Jr. as we discuss how to find your artistic voice and cultivate confidence and how these tie into finding an agent. I will also review some composition processes and techniques that drive visual storytelling for timeless stories.

Critique Connection!

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Newletter & Archives 2023

Find Us Online! (Coming Soon!)

Newbies Corner (Coming Soon, too!)

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About Us

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Our Events

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Chapter Critique Group

Illustrator Spotlight


Meet: Kerrisa Treanor

"Since I can remember, I’ve always loved to draw. My dad handed me a Pentax K1000 when I was a kid, and I never looked back. I went to art school in search of how to combine my beloved mediums, where I earned a BFA in photography & digital media. You could say I'm a photographer with a doodling problem."


Meet: Katie Wray Schon

Katie is an author/illustrator who loves making beautiful books. Katie grew up in Rhode Island, but now lives in Texas with a wonderful husband and three inspiring kids. They all love adventures, art, bikes, books, baking bread, camping, climbing, faith, family, gardening, music, and road trips. On most days you can find her out riding bikes or hanging out with the neighbors. The house is rarely tidy, but the door is always open if you're looking for a friend, a snack, or a chat about children's books.

Regional Team

Kaye Marc-Charles
Co-Regional Advisor
Meghan Senkel
Co-Regional Advisor
Lynne Kelly
Assistant Regional Advisor
Lisa Chow
Illustrator Coordinator

Chapter Volunteers & Openings

Newsletter Editor: Angela Yeh

Conference & Retreat Chair: OPEN!

Critique Group Coordinator: Nancy Blair

Programming Chair & Evite List: Cheryl McCosh

Social Media Chair: Heather Walters   

Newsletter Column Writer: Jim Smolski

Donation Coordinator: OPEN!

PAL Coordinator: OPEN!

Membership Coordinator: OPEN!

Webmaster: OPEN!

Active member volunteers are integral to our region's success.

For details and to apply, click here.