Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Orange County


O-town East Lit


Group leader: Danette Haworth

Contact info:    407-810-4256 (text preferred)

Date this form was submitted: June 6, 2017

When, where, and how often the group meets:

Twice a month (day TBD), plus literary field trips. The inaugural meeting will take place at Eastside Bistro in Avalon Park.

Members in group: Just starting out

Open to new members? This is a new group, so yes!

What to bring to meetings: Appetite for good food and literary chat.


I live on the most eastern edge of Orlando and would like to form a group in my area (Stoneybrook/Avalon Park). Not the usual critique group, but a group that meets casually a couple times a month to eat/talk and sometimes attend literary events downtown.

Our focus will include food, fun, and all forms of writing for children and young adults, including poetry and novels-in-verse. 

SOC Writers

Group leader: Veronica Boaz, Chair

Contact info:

Date this form was submitted: 1/12/15

When, where, and how often the group meets: 2-4 pm, Second Saturday of each month, Dr. Phillips Library Community Room, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

Members in group: 10

Open to new members? Yes, please contact for information

What to bring to meetings: 10 page submissions on a rotating basis

Focus/Genres: Middle Grade, Young Adult, Romance, Mystery, Thriller, Poetry

Check out some critique groups in Seminole County that might work for you

*Dollops & Splodges (MG/YA Critique Group)

*The Central Florida Young Adult Writer’s Group in Seminole County.