Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Hillsborough County

Tampa MG/YA Critique Group

Group leader: Maureen Busch

Contact info: / 813-786-4945

Date this form was submitted: 1/25/2020

When, where, and how often the group meets: flexible – tentative plan:

Day: 1st Wednesday of the month

Time: 6-9PM

Location:  Panera – 13256 Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL

Members in group: up to 6?

Open to new members? Yes

What to bring to meetings: 5-10 pages (double spaced) of WIP

Focus/Genres: MG & YA

Picture Books-R-Us

Group leader: Rob Sanders

Contact info:

Date this form was submitted: 1/5/17

When, where, and how often the group meets:  

Barnes & Noble, Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL

Members in group: 5

Open to new members? This group is full. It’s a by-invitation-only group, designed for writers who are new in their picture book writing journey. 

Focus/Genres: Picture books

Tampa PB to YA Writers

Group leader: Eileen Goldenberg

Contact info: (please put something about critique groups in your subject line so I don’t delete it as spam!)

Date this form was updated: 1-19-16

When, where, and how often the group meets: We meet at 9:45 AM on the third Wednesday of the month at International Mall in Tampa.  

Members in group: We have six.

Open to new members? Currently, no. However feel free to E-mail me if you’d like me to keep your info on file in case of changes. We do welcome an occasional guest.

Focus: PB to YA

Westchase Writers Workshop
Contact person: Lisa J. Michaels,
Genres: Picture Books, Chapter Books, Magazines (manuscripts related to the young child)
How often the group meets: Monthly
Meeting location: Art Gallery Conference Room, Upper Tampa Bay Regional Library, 11211 Countryway Blvd., Tampa, Florida 33626
Meeting times: One Saturday a month, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Number of members: We will have up to six members—authors and author/illustrators
Open to new members: YES! Contact Lisa at