Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Lee County

Cape Coral YA Writers’ Workshop

Group leader: Kristin Spero

Contact info:

Date this form was submitted: 3/8/14

When, where, and how often the group meets:  Group is now forming! We will meet the second Saturday of every month from 1 pm – 4 pm. Please email Kristin at for the Cape Coral location.

Members in group: 5

Open to new members? Yes! Members of SCBWI are preferred. Please send an email to with your interest to join.

What to bring to meetings: We will submit our works in progress to group members through email and discuss them at the meetings. Bring notes, an open mind and an open heart!

Focus/Genres: Our focus is on writing fiction for Young Adults.

Children’s Lit. Critique Group of Estero

Meets every other Tuesday, 10 – 12

South County Regional Library

21100 Three Oaks Parkway @ Corkscrew, Estero

Picture Book & Middle Grade

Updated on 1-18-16

Contact Lisa Batch

Let’s grow together!

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.