Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER! Monthly Meeting: Practice Makes Pitch-fect!

Date(s) - 02/04/2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am


THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER> Most of us will need to focus our efforts this weekend on repairs and cleaning up all the tree debris. Plus, some of you may still be without power or without water. We will reschedule this meeting for an upcoming weeknight over Zoom. Stay safe and warm, and best of luck on clean-up. There’s a lot of it.Black-and-white author headshot of Lindsay Leslie smiling and looking to the right against a wood-panel/siding background

You’ve toiled with your manuscript. You’ve edited, had that sucker critiqued numerous times, and edited again. It’s time for that story to see daylight. It’s time to pitch! Whether you are querying an agent, querying an editor directly, or pitching an agent or editor at our upcoming annual conference, this meeting is for you. Austin SCBWI ARA and author Lindsay Leslie will walk you through the 101 of query/pitch development and then we will spend most of our time breaking off into groups and practicing, because practice makes pitch-fect. (Yeah, that’s a lame pun, but we’re going with it.) Can’t wait to see you all there!

The meeting will start at 10am at BookPeople. However, if you can not make it in person due to distance or health, we will do our best to stream it live on Zoom. Via Zoom, we can put you in chatrooms to practice online. If you have questions, please put them in the Zoom chat. As usual, the Zoom meeting code will be provided below on morning of the event.

If you’re coming in person, please consider wearing a mask. We also STRONGLY ENCOURAGE elbow bumps and social distancing. Also, if you feel sick, have been exposed to COVID, or have tested positive in the past 5 days, please stay home and participate on Zoom. While lower numbers have allowed us to be in person, COVID is no where near gone. Please do everything you can to keep yourself and others safe.

The Central Austin Writers & Illustrators Critique Group will immediately follow in the meeting room on the third floor of BookPeople. COVID precautions apply here, too. If you can’t make this in-person critique group, please consider attending one of our other critique groups that are still on Zoom.

If you are hearing impaired and need a sign language interpreter for this event, please email Regional Advisor Samantha M Clark at with your request. Please note that we will need a week’s notice.