May 5, 2013 in Opportunities
Kindergarten teacher at Magellan School, Missy Fleshman, is looking for a children’s writer to visit their school and share her or his work, to coincide with a lessons on fables. Missy may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512- 961-5289.
Possible dates are: May 22 or May 29, and if not those, then May 23 or May 30. Afternoon would be best. From Missy: “It does not matter if they are published or not. However, it might be a good thing if they bring a book that they helped work on or that they have some personal connection with it. It might be nice to have someone who works directly with fables, but that is not necessary. The more important aspects are it be someone who values reading, stories and sharing in the experience. Ideally, it would be great if someone could volunteer their time to do this as we are limited in funds. If there is someone who can do it for a small fee we might be able to work something out. Thanks again for all your help in this matter and I look forward to hearing from you soon.”
March 18, 2013 in Events, Opportunities
Every year national SCBWI awards two conference scholarships to the LA conference, and two to the New York conference, from their Tribute Fund. The full scholarship covers tuition to the conference; free Writer’s or Illustrator’s Intensive in New York or manuscript or portfolio critique in Los Angeles; round-trip airfare to the conference, and hotel accommodations.
Our Austin Chapter would like to nominate two of our members. The nominees should be “on the verge” of pushing their craft to the next level, committed SCBWI members who need financial help to attend the conferences. We need your help to identify these deserving writers and illustrators. You may nominate yourself or someone else by filling out the RA contact form online. Include the nominee’s first and last name, email address, phone number, and a paragraph saying why they deserve it. Austin leadership will nominate two people for the LA conference at this time, and then national will choose two recipients from all chapter nominations.
Nominations due March 26th.
January 22, 2013 in Opportunities
Listen to Your Mother is a live stage production of local writers reading their stories about motherhood. The Austin show is part of an exciting nationwide series of shows in 24 cities, including New York, San Francisco and Chicago. All shows are held on or around Mother’s Day.
Austin’s LTYM directors are seeking a diverse collection of local writers to read their own words about motherhood. People of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels are invited to submit their work. Remember, everyone has a mother story, whether you are a mother or not.
Send your humorous, poignant or soulful words about the good, the bad and the ridiculous of motherhood to email@example.com. Deadline is 3/1/13.
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