All Critique Groups are open to SCBWI Members-only creating works for children and young adult.

Northern Nevada

Middle Grade -Young Adult Novelists - Picture Book Writers & Illustrators — Meets every Saturday (except for holidays and always check this page before you come for any cancellations) from 3-5pm. Please contact Kim Harnes at

Bring your pages, a smile, and grab a coffee, and we'll sit down to meet up and read our pages or look through illustrations. Everyone is given seven minutes to read and seven minutes for critique if we have a big group that day, but if it's smaller, we'll read an entire chapter.

Southern Nevada

(Las Vegas & Boulder City areas)

SCBWI Vegas E-mail Critique group — Chapter Books/MG/YA genres. This writing group exchanges pages (10-12 double-spaced) and feedback twice a month via e-mail. For more information, contact MJ Wilen at

SCBWI Boulder City Critique Group — All Genre. Las Vegas Wordworms meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at a private residence. For more information, please contact Lisa Hallet at

SCBWI Vegas Summerlin Critique Group - This middle grade and YA writing group typically meets on the last Wednesday of each month. Dates of 2018 are: 8/29, 9/26, 10/24, 11/28, at 5:00pm at Coffee Bean on S. Town Center Dr. and the 215. Generally, this is limited to 6 participants. For more information, please contact Theri Wyckoff at

We're always looking for leaders to start new critique groups in your area. If you're interested in starting one, please contact Cynthia Mun at