Clackamas—OPEN The Clackamas SCBWI Critique Group focuses on picture book and middle grade writing and illustrating. Everyone is welcome. Even if you have only written a single book, or have several you need help with, feel free to get involved. The world of children’s books is interesting and exciting. Come join the group.
Contact: Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org
Corvallis—FULL The Corvallis Writers Group focuses on children’s writing and illustration, but not exclusively. They meet once a month on the second Thursday of each month at 7 pm, and take turns hosting at homes. New members must first listen at one meeting without reading. The group has been around for 30 years.
Contact: Ellen at email@example.com
Mid-Valley—OPEN Che Gilson has started a new critique group for illustrators in the mid-valley area. They meet at the Broadway Coffee House (Monmouth Room), 1300 Broadway St. NE, Suite 100, Salem, OR 97301.
Contact: Che at firstname.lastname@example.org
PORTLAND EASTSIDE ILLUSTRATORS ONLINE & IN PERSON—OPEN: For Illustrators and Author-Illustrators committed to actively developing their craft. The group meets both online and in person. We normally meet on the last Wednesday of the month, from 7-9pm, via Zoom or in person at varying locations at 6pm.
Contact: Robin at email@example.com
Southern Oregon—OPEN ILLUSTRATORS – ONLINE/FACE TO FACE This group is open to anyone interested in publishing their illustrations in children’s and early chapter books. The group will serve to offer feedback and critique on artwork, share information and advice about getting our work out there, and act as a fun and supportive meeting space for illustrators.
Contact: Parsina at firstname.lastname@example.org