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Austin SCBWI 2016 Writers & Illustrators Working Conference

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Crowne Plaza Austin, 6121 North IH-35, Austin, TX 78752

Admission Fees

Saturday Only: $180 (Members), $190 (Students), $230 (Non-Members*)
Sunday Only: $130 (Members), $140 (Students), $180 (Non-Members*)
Full Conference (20% discount): $248 (Members), $264 (Students), $312 (Non-Members*)
*The difference between the non-member ticket price and the member price is equivalent to roughly half a year's membership. If you would like to become a member before registering, you can do so at


With Austin SCBWI turning 20 this year, our 2016 Writers & Illustrators Working Conference is even bigger and better, with more general sessions; six breakouts including an illustrator track, a professional development track and two writer tracks; as well as three intensive tracks on Sunday (for illustration, picture book writing and novel writing), each including a three-hour morning intensive and two-hour afternoon intensive.

Plus, there will be opportunities to have your work critiqued by fantastic authors and illustrators, editors and agents, and to pitch your work to agents and editors; the Portfolio Showcase and plenty of time to network and make new friends.

Our wonderful faculty is bigger too, to serve out even more wisdom and inspiration. Here’s the lineup:

Claudia Gabel, Senior Executive Editor, Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins
Stephanie Pitts, Assistant Editor, Schwartz & Wade Books/Penguin Random House
Kristen Nobles, Art Director, Candlewick Press
Peter Knapp, Literary Agent, New Leaf Literary Agency
Marietta B. Zacker, Agent, Nancy Gallt Literary Agency

Authors and Illustrators
William Alexander, National Book Award-winning author, Goblin Secrets
Jessica Lee Anderson, author, Calli
Donna Janell Bowman, author, From Head to Tail: All About Horse Care
Paige Britt, author, The Lost Track of Time
Kari Anne Holt, author, House Arrest
Molly Idle, award-winning author/illustrator, Flora and the Flamingo
Cynthia Leitich Smith, New York Times best-selling author, Feral series
Nikki Loftin, award-winning author, Wish Girl
Carmen Oliver, author, Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies
Marsha Riti, illustrator, The Critter Club series
Liz Garton Scanlon, award-winning author, The Great Good Summer
Jennifer Ziegler, author Revenge of the Angels

Contact Information

Samantha Clark, Regional Advisor for the Austin chapter of the Society of Childrens Book Writers & Illustrators, [email protected]


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