Texas: Houston Regional events

Serious about improving your craft? SCBWI's regional events provide opportunities for professional growth and help you connect with a supportive, creative community.

LETS GET SOCIAL Meet & Greet

Jan 01, 2024 - Dec 27, 2024

1 event

Unlimited seats

Mercantile Coffee Shop 3321 Stanford St, Houston, TX 77006

Please join us for our monthly social! Hang out with other Kidlit creatives where we can talk about craft, kids, or coffee. Please RVSP so we can save you a seat. See you there!

Free

Write, Draw, Love Monthly Write-in/Draw-in

Jun 15, 2024

3 event

Unlimited seats

Tracy Gee Community Center 3599 Westcenter Dr, Houston, TX 77042

Let's get together and work on our WIPs! Come join us (in-person or online) as we socialize a little, and write/illustrate together. It doesn't matter if you create with words, paint, or both. This is an in-person setting for us to keep ourselves accountable for our creative time, and to energize each other. Bring whatever materials you need to create. If you arrive a little late, don't be shy about entering. Come on in, and find a spot to create.

Free

PB Book Study

Jun 25, 2024

1 event

Online event

Unlimited seats

Let’s discuss the elements of "The Gruffalo" that have consistently made it a top 100 Children’s Book Best Seller of all time. What about the rhyme, theme, character design and more made this a global sensation? And how can we incorporate this into our own writing and illustrations?

Free

July 2024 Monthly Critique Group *Virtual*

Jul 01, 2024

1 event

Online event

Unlimited seats

What: An informal critique group that meets before all chapter meetings. All written and illustrated works-in-progress intended for the children’s market are welcome. Share works with each other to get peer to peer feedback. Authors and illustrators of all levels. For SCBWI Members Only. April's critique group is meeting in Zoom on Monday, July 01, 6 PM to 7 PM before the monthly meeting.

Free

July 2024 Monthly Meeting with guest speaker Mel Rosenberg *Virtual*

Jul 01, 2024

1 event

Online event

Unlimited seats

This months presentation is a hands-on workshop in which will explain the importance of dummy books for authors (length, pace, getting going, anticipation, text per spread, etc.) and demonstrate how PB dummies can be are created with the Ourboox/Dummyboox platform. *You will make a physical mini-book in three minutes with three pieces of paper and scissors, and a simple hack with MS-Word. Great for writers and illustrators! Monthly Chapter Meetings: All regular monthly meetings are open to all at no cost or obligation. Where: July's meeting is virtual, we will be meeting on Zoom Zoom Details: https://scbwi.zoom.us/j/92627508301 Meeting ID: 926 2750 8301 One tap mobile +13462487799,,92627508301# US (Houston) +17193594580,,92627508301# US

Free

HOUSTON 2ND ANNUAL RETREAT *SAVE THE DATE*

Dec 06, 2024 - Dec 08, 2024

Unlimited seats

Camp Allen 8800 FM 362, Navasota, TX 77868

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON! Block your calendar for this December 6th to December 8th! After a whirlwind of a year, you're going to deserve a little getaway. Picture a cozy retreat nestled in the heart of the Navasota woods, surrounded by like-minded writers and illustrators, all eager to share their craft and stories. It's the perfect opportunity to recharge, refuel, and reconnect with your passion. Imagine waking up to the crisp morning air, grabbing your notebook or sketchpad, and heading out to to put your ideas to paper. You'll enjoy three buffet meals per day, engage in lively discussions, gain insights from fellow artists, and spark your creativity in a supportive environment. But here's the best part – you can make this dream a reality without breaking the bank! By setting aside just $10 a week, you'll have a tidy sum ready when registration opens. Yup! For the cost of a couple of coffees, you'll secure your spot at this unforgettable pre-Christmas present to yourself.

Free