1. Join Us. Feb 28, 2018. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Barnes & Noble on Texas Ave. in College Station. For brief, gentle critique at 9:30 a.m., bring up to 5 pages (typed, double-spaced, 12 pt. font) of a work in progress to share. Critique is followed by local news and then a program. This month author Dawn Husted will be sharing her journey. Her website: http://www.dawnhusted.com/.
2. Envision Workshop 10 am - noon Feb. 17 in College Station College Station at the Arts Council Center.
3. Waco Area Critique Group 3 - 5 pm on first Saturdays in the Hewitt Public Library.
4. Write On Con. WriteOnCon is a three-day online children’s book conference for writers and illustrators of picture books, middle grade, young adult, and even new adult. It was founded in 2010 and is now run by a new team of writers who are eager to hearken back to the awesomeness that they remember so fondly from being attendees over the years, while also bringing exciting new elements to the mix.
WriteOnCon features blogs, vlogs, pitch sessions, Q&As, critique forums, and more — there’s something for every writer/illustrator, in every stage of their career. From the comfort of your home, a library, a coffee shop — any place with an internet connection — you can meet agents and editors, connect with potential critique partners, and generally soak up a whole bunch of knowledge!
5. The 2018 Youth Media Award announcements will take place on Monday, Feb. 12, at 8 a.m. MT from the Colorado Convention Center. Fans can follow 2018 results in real-time via live webcast at http://ala.unikron.com/2018 , or follow hashtag #alayma.
Brought to you by Cece Barlow, author of Weird and Wonderful and Plumb Crazy.
Disclaimer: The views expressed here are my own, and not necessarily those of the SCBWI.