Good news! The fall SCBWI-Houston conference is open for registration! Saturday will feature a keynote by Bruce Coville, First Look Writing and Art pages, an Illustrator Breakout session, a Nonfiction Breakout, a 3-minute window to pitch to an editor or agent of your choice, Portfolio Showcase, Conference Bookstore, and Silent Auction, all followed by dinner and dancing! Attendees will have to option to get critiques form our visiting faculty of agents, editors, and an art director, plus our outstanding local talent.
Sunday will feature three-hour intensive workshops: a novel intensive with Bruce Coville, a picture book intensive with Jennifer Hamburg, and an illustrator intensive with Martha Rago. Scroll down to the conference updates to see the editors, art director and agents who will be attending!
For those who write picture books, the SCBWI Dakotas chapter is hosting a webinar on the evening of June 27, The Big Picture of Picture Books with Author/Illustrator Elise Parsley. Here are the full details and registration.
Here’s what’s going on around the Greater Houston Area this week. If you’d like to be notified of these weekly updates, please use the Subscribe to Updates form on the sidebar!
JUNE 24, SATURDAY, NOON-2:00 PM: IVY FOSTER, CHILDREN’S AUTHOR
Local author Ivy Foster shares her educational and inspirational book for children, I AM INVALUABLE TO ME. This book uses dynamic, positive vocabulary and definitions to help children recognize letters and sounds, begin to spell and start to build sentences, learn alphabetical order, understand synonyms/antonyms, dictionary use, all while motivating and encouraging children through positive thoughts and self-affirmations.
JUNE 24, SATURDAY, 10:00 AM-NOON: CLEAR LAKE WRITERS MEETING
Clear Lake City-County Freeman Library
JUNE 27, TUESDAY, 6:00-8:00 PM: HOUSTON WRITERS HOUSE SOCIAL/NETWORKING NIGHT
Woodforest Grille (@ Golf Club), 1199 Fish Creek Thoroughfair, Montgomery
COST: FREE to all. * If you are hungry, you can purchase dinner at the Grill.
Social Networking Event in Montgomery, TX. Houston Writers House members who live in the northern part of the Greater Houston area: Spring, Tomball, Magnolia, The Woodlands, Montgomery, Conroe. A guest speaker, TBA, will talk for about 15-20 minutes on something writing/publishing/editing related.
For more conference information and links, visit the main conference pages. If you’d like to be notified of these weekly updates, please use the Subscribe to Updates form on the sidebar!
OCTOBER 6-8: SCBWI-HOUSTON FALL CONFERENCE, HOUSTON, TX
AGENTS: Adriana Dominguez/Full Circle Literary; Christa Heschke/McIntosh & Otis; Thao Le/Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency; Andrea Cascardi/Transatlantic Agency (E-critique); Andrea Somberg/Harvey Klinger Literary (E-critique)
EDITORS: Deirdre Jones/Little Brown BFYR; Anna Roberto/McMillan/Feiwel & Friends;
ART DIRECTOR: Martha Rago/Random House FYR
OCTOBER 13-14: PUT YOUR HEART IN A BOOK CONFERENCE, ISELIN, NJ
EDITORS: Elayne Becker/Tor/Forge Books, Tor Teen, & Starscape; Jennie Conway/Macmillan/St. Martin’s Press; Tiffany Shelton/St. Martin’s Press/SMP Swerve
AGENTS: Jessica Errera/Jane Rotrosen Agency; Kelly Peterson/Corvisiero Literary; Sarah Phair/Trident Media Group; Rebecca StraussSarah Phair/DeFiore and Company
OCTOBER 19-22: SCBWI-OREGON SILVER FALLS RETREAT, SUBLIMITY OR
AGENTS: Erica Rand Silverman/Simola Literary Studio; Lorin Oberweger/Adams Literary
EDITOR: Kat Brzozowski/Swoon Reads/Feiwel & Friends
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