Collier County Critique Group
Group leader: Amanda Whitaker
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date this form was submitted: July 1, 2018
When, where, and how often the group meets: Once a month, Barnes and Noble or a cafe.
Open to new members? Yes.
What to bring to meetings: Manuscripts currently working on.
Focus/Genres: PB, Middle Grade, and YA
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.