Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Charlotte County

Southwest SCBWI Illustrators Critique Group
Modeled after an active and successful group in western Massachusetts

Group leader: Betsy Koscher


Date this form was submitted:9-18-2016

When, where, and how often the group meets: The group will meet once a month – first Sunday beginning Nov. 6 3pm – 5pm + (may expand if interest is there.)

This will start at leader's home in Cape Coral, FL and could include anyone in any county who wishes to travel. (the western Massachusetts' group draws from some from Boston area.)
We may meet in an art league venue if size were to warrant it.

Members in group: The group is just starting out

Open to new members?  yes to illustrators not writers unless they also illustrate their books.

What to bring to meetings:
Illustrations to be critiqued
Portfolios for assessment

This will also include photography as I know a couple of picture book writers who are using photography.

Focus/Genres: mostly picture book but include graphic novel work and book covers.

Range of group’s experiences:  leader has been a member of the critique group in western Massachusetts and has much to share even with those who are not newbies and those just starting out.