Want more great speakers at our monthly meetings? Want more webinars and workshops at low prices? Want more learning, networking and pitching at our annual conference?
We do too! And we want to continue to expand our scholarship program so we can help more writers and illustrators like you create the best children’s books possible.
Austin SCBWI is completely run by volunteers and we try to keep our prices low so you can build your career without a big hit on your wallet. To do that, we need you help. But the best part is—you can help us while helping yourself too.
Be a part of Austin SCBWI’s only fund-raiser: The Silent Auction at annual 2018 Writers & Illustrators Working Conference. Donate an item, then come to the conference and bid to win a fantastic piece of artwork, critique, consultation, or more.
Attendees love all of the great donated items, which add to the excitement of the conference. Whether it’s a clever fun gift basket from your critic group, a piece of art, a gift card that can be put into a gift tree, or other generous items such as photo shoots and getaways—we welcome your donation! You can also help by asking your work or friends to donate something from their businesses, as appropriate. We will link to their business website on this page as well as list all our donors in the conference folders and thank them via our social media.
We need your help to make this Austin SCBWI’s best fund-raiser ever. Email coordinator Susan Pope to donate.
BID TO WIN THESE AMAZING ITEMS…
Here are some of the things you can look forward to seeing on the silent auction tables at our 2018 conference:
- 30-minute phone consultation with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers VP, Editor-in-Chief Alvina Ling
- Signed books by Lucy Ruth Cummins, Selina Alko, Mari Mancusi, Jennifer Ziegler, Chris Barton, Joy Preble and others
- Query critique (MG & YA only) by Bradford Literary agent Sarah LaPolla
- Full manuscript critique (MG or YA) by author Lucia DiStefano
- Manuscript copy edit to Chicago style by Michele Hathaway Tuton
- Nonfiction manuscript critiques by authors Cynthia Levinson and Donna Janell Bowman
- 2-hour one-on-one digital art tutorial session with illustrator Thomas Jung
- 1-year SCBWI membership
- Original art and art prints
- Custom-designed pencil cups
- Echo Spot from Austin Family Magazine
- Coffee from Cianfrani Coffee Roasters
- Coffee Mug & Greeting card set by Artist Susan Pope
- Gelato vouchers from Frost
- Studio family portrait session with Jennifer Aaron Fine Art Portrait Design
- Sonic Care from Liberty Hill Dental
- Gift sets and shower gel from LUSH
- Summer Art Camp, Dance Theatre Camp and Date Art Night from Pflugerville Arts Center
- Workshop gift certificate and wood sign from Sip n’ Stain
- Baking box and coupons from Sprinkles
- Platter from The Brookwood
- Ceramic salt pic from The Escape Fine Gifts
- Cut and style from Tony & Guy Hairdresser
- 10 zumba classes from Go Dance Studio
- Art print by Rachel Davidson from 3 Bear Studio
- 1-hour Mini Horse Meet n Greet donated by Julia Dworschack
- Fantastic Magic Camp with Aaron Fuesal
- Items from Hot Mama Bakery
- Little Free Library from Rebekah Manley
- Framed art print by Vanessa Roeder
- Hand-crafted blanket donated by Gail Shipley
- Hand-made earrings donated by Sheryl Smith-Rodgers
- Heirloom Portrait Packages from KGS Portrait Studios
- Handmade girls outfit by Linda Checkley
- Upscaled leather bag by Jenna Pashley Smith
- Vintage typewriter from Meredith Davis
- Star Wars Millennium Falcon blueprint
- Saturday entry to Houston SCBWI conference
- 1 year membership and 1 half-day class at Writers League of Texas
- Gift baskets
- Giftcards including from HulaGirl Shaved Ice, 600 Degrees Pizzeria, and BookPeople
And lots more!
Email Susan to donate an item — art, book sculpture, nesting doll, basket, gift card or whatever. You can also bring your donation to the conference Saturday morning during registration.
Thank YOU to our generous faculty and our amazing SCBWI members!
Y’all make the silent auction a success! We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 Writers & Illustrators Working Conference in April.