Hello writers and illustrators,
We want to support you in your writing and illustrating. Critique groups are an essential way to improve your craft. They are also incredibly helpful for learning about the business of writing and illustrating for children.
We know that for many reasons, meeting in person with a critique group isn’t always possible. So we’d like to offer some ways to find a valuable critique group that don’t require an in-person meeting.
If you’d like to participate in a virtual/online critique group, please complete this survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfb1bqQGXpBXKZ2kcLF4Lba1LnlWT08ksy59i2VOMYbOCdJ_Q/viewform?usp=sf_link
Many virtual/online critique groups work by exchanging emails. We’d also like to offer any new or exisitng groups that contain at least ONE SCBWI member the chance to use our Zoom platform to host their group meeting. This requires some familiarity with technology, so please email Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan directly if you’d like to use this option.
Members Looking for Groups:
Please email email@example.com if you’re looking for a group or want to help build a group!
- Beaver/Beaver Falls, PA
- Erie, PA
- Canonsburg, PA/Saint Clairsville, OH
Squirrel Hill Picture Book Illustrators
Location: Panera Bread
Bring Images and Dummy Books to be Critiqued
Contact: Brittany Ashcraft – firstname.lastname@example.org
North Hills Picture Book Illustrators
Day/Time: Fourth Fridays – from 6 – 9 pm – Upcoming = March meeting Cancelled, April 24, May 22
Location: Panera Bread
4960 William Flinn Hwy, Allison Park, PA 15101
Bring Images and Dummy Books to be critiqued!
Contact: Julianna Zito – email@example.com
Bethel Park Picture Book Illustrators/Writers
Day/Time: February 21, 2020 – canceled
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Panera Bread South Park Shops
5243 Library Rd, Bethel Park PA 15102
Contact: Kris Sacco
Day/Time: Mondays, 7:00 to 9:00 pm;
Every other Wednesday, 10:00 am-Noon
Location: Peters Township Public Library
Mondays: David Amaditz firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesdays: Stephanie Logue email@example.com
Day/Time: 3rd Saturday of the month, 1:00-3:00 pm
Contact: Audrey Iacone
State College, PA: PennCraft
Day/Time: every other Thursday (from Aug 22, 2019)
Location: At the State College Wegmans at 7 pm
Contact: Megan Gregor
Day/Time: Fluctuates – based on group poll
Location: As of March 2020, meeting via Zoom.
Fluctuates! Usually a coffee shop.
Contact: Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan
Western PA SCBWI members interested in face-to-face manuscript critique groups
Western PA SCBWI members interested in online manuscript critique groups
Western PA SCBWI members interested in either face-to-face or online manuscript critique groups