Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Lake County

Mt.Dora / Sorrento SCBWI Critique Group


Group leader: Joann Claypoole, Co-leader: Will Orser

Contact info:  352-408-6959

Date this form was submitted: 1/23/18

When, where, and how often the group meets: Once every 4-6 weeks with 1 weekly phone or online chat session.

Members in group: 5 – 8

Open to new members? Yes.

What to bring to meetings: Current WIP / first 1000 words +1 page dialog

Focus/Genres: Children’s Picture Books or Chapter Books / MG / YA / Fantasy

Lake County Critique Group


Group leader: Ami Quintero-Jackson

Contact info:

When, where, and how often the group meets:  2nd and 4th Saturdays at Cooper Memorial Library at 9:30 a.m.

Open to new members

Date this form was submitted: 7/13/18

Bring any WIP, focusing on picture books

Mount Dora Illustrator Group


Leader: Giselle Collazo

Contact Info:

Meeting place: Mount Dora Public Library, 1995 N Donnelly St, Mt Dora, FL 32757

Meet once a month: 2nd Saturday Mornings 11am

Date this form was submitted: 2/27/18

Any illustrations can be critiqued, but love to focus on picture books and graphic novels. Open to new members, as this is a new group.

Check out a group in Seminole County that might work for you:

Dollops & Splodges (MG/YA Critique Group)