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 2019 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.
A big THANK YOU to the following companies and organizers who have donated so far:
Here are some of the items you’ll be able to bid on at our 2019 Writers & Illustrators Working Conference.
Critiques and Classes
15 page Query Critique with Prospect Literary agent Ann Rose
Author Presentation/School Visit with author Chris Barton
MG or YA Critique (1st 50 pages) with author Susan Fletcher
PB Critique with Phone Ccall/Skype with author Lindsay Leslie
PB Dummy or MS Critique (500 words max) with McCarthy Literary agent Sean McCarthy
Query Package Critique with Adams Literary agent Lorin Oberleder
SCBWI Houston Conference: Saturday entry
Lecture seats with The Writing Barn
Writers League of Texas One-Year Membership and Half-Day Class
Stays and Fun
The Writing Barn Cabin stay
Texas Ranch House stay (2 night/3 day)
Tuscan Writers Retreat (1 night/4 people) in Lakeway, TX
Tasting Certificate donated by Hawks Shadow Winery
Cut and Style donated by Toni & Guy Salon
Portrait session and print donated by Jennifer Aaron Fine Portrait Photography
Workshop gift certificate donated by Sip n’ Stain
Clothing donated by LuLaRoe
Art and Crafts
Original 16×20 “Goldﬁsh & Girl” Artwork donated by Naomi Canale
Original 6×8 framed illustration donated by Rivkah LaFille
Original Framed Artwork donated by author/illustrator Vanessa Roeder
Artist Designed Kokeshi dolls
Blue pottery platter donated by The Brookwood
Gift card for Jerry’s Artarama
Books and More
Pig In A Wig book series donated by author/illustrator Emma J. Virján
Signed Supergirl books donated by author Jo Whittemore
Echo Dot donated by Austin Family Magazine
We need your help to make this Austin SCBWI’s best fund-raiser ever. Email coordinator Susan Pope to donate.
Email Susan to donate an item — art, book sculpture, nesting doll, basket, gift card or whatever.
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 2019 Writers & Illustrators Working Conference in May.