Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Polk County

Lakeland Group

Group leader: Cassie Trohn

Contact info: FB message. Will give phone number to group members.

Date this form was submitted: 1/12/2015

When, where, and how often the group meets: July 15th 7:00 pm at Lake Morton Public Library, in Lakeland, Florida. Will continue every third Tuesday same time and place.

Members in group: 4 so far

Open to new members? Yes

What to bring to meetings: lap top/tablet, pen, paper, and (WIP) . We may open to a few online people to help in our group.

Focus/Genres: Open to all right now.

Winter Haven Critique Group

Group leader: Maureen Bradford

Contact info: 863 875 6074

Date this form was submitted:  Feb 3, 2016

When, where, and how often the group meets: This is a brand new critique group. We can meet once or twice a month. Interested writers should contact Maureen so we can decide on a day/days and time.

We can meet in or around the town of Winter Haven, Florida.

Open to new members? Yes

Focus/Genres Picture books, chapter books, middle grade and young adult.  

Bring your picture book stories, chapter books and chapters of your novels for critique. First, we will email our work to each other and critique at home. Then we will meet together and discuss our work.

Learning as we go using current articles of interest on writing, online websites and webinars, and critiquing each other as we write.  Critiquing is so important to the writing process. I hope you will consider joining.