Austin SCBWI Celebration of Books

Austin SCBWI is moving our monthly meetings to Bookpeople, and in order to celebrate, we’re having a huge party on Thursday, November 13th from 6:30 to 9:00, featuring readings, panel discussions, door prizes, and refreshments.

Here’s the schedule of events:

6:30 Social Time – Second Floor
Visit and enjoy refreshments

7:00 A Holiday Reading – Amphitheater
Join us in the amphitheater as author Philip Yates (in full pirate costume) reads from his latest book, A Pirates Night Before Christmas (Sterling, 2008)

7:15 Picture Book Panel Discussion – Amphitheater
Featuring: Greg Leitich Smith, Philip Yates, Don Tate, & Emma Virjan
Moderated by Brian Anderson

Middle Grade/Young Adult Panel Discussion – Second Floor by the Stairs
Featuring: Lila Guzman, Shana Burg, P.J. Hoover, Helen Hemphill, and Jo Whittemore
Moderated by Tim Crow

8:15 Young Adult Panel – Third Floor
Featuring: Jennifer Ziegler, Cynthia Leitich Smith, April Lurie, Brian Yansky, & Varian Johnson. Moderated by Julie Lake

Authors and Illustrators Scheduled to Appear
(Book Signing opportunities will occur during the social time and after each panel)

Cynthia Leitich Smith
Lila Guzman
Jane Ann Peddicord
Mark Mitchell
Greg Leitich Smith
April Lurie
Shana Burg
Frances Hill
P.J. “Tricia” Hoover
Helen Hemphill
Phyllis Peacock
Jennifer Ziegler
Christy Stallop
Julie Lake
Brian Yansky
Jessica Anderson
Varian Johnson
Philip Yates
Emma Virjan
Brian Anderson
Anne Bustard
Don Tate
Jerry Wermund
Jo Whittemore

One Response to “Austin SCBWI Celebration of Books”

  1. Emily

    It was very cool hearing about your writing process at the panel on Thursday! I don’t think we actually met – I was busy running around trying (and not succeeding, terribly) to be useful! But I pretty much live in BP’s teen section and you DEFINITELY made me want to read your book…and thusly recommend it to others!