Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2019 Conference Silent Auction

Austin SCBWI Writers & Illustrators Working Conference 2019

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.

Decorated Kokeshi dolls

Decorated Kokeshi dolls

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:

Austin Family Magazine

Austin Family Magazine



Cameron Park Zoo

Cameron Park Zoo

Crystal Falls Dental

Crystal Falls Dental

The Great Outdogs

The Great Outdogs



SCBWI Houston

Houston SCBWI

Jennifer Aaron Fine Art Portrait Design

Jennifer Aaron Fine Art Portrait Design

Sip n Stain

Sip n Stain

The Brookwood

The Brookwood

Toni & Guy

Toni & Guy Hairdresser

Writers League of Texas

Writers League of Texas

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                                           

2 Custom Poems and a Signed Book donated by Sean Petrie and K.A. Holt

Signed Books donated by authors Mitali Perkins, Tammi Sauer and Samantha M Clark

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 


Gift Cards




Tote Bags

Gift Baskets

And More…

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.