Ashland—OPEN The Ashland critique group focuses on young adult and middle grade writing. They meet once a month in Ashland.
Contact: Christie at email@example.com
Beaverton—OPEN The Ampersand critique group meets in person and is actively seeking new members. This is a club welcoming aspiring writers in picture books through YA – to help propel each other into successful writing careers. We want to be able to bring in honest discussion to the forum and form a strong community of writers.
Contact: Silpa at firstname.lastname@example.org
Clackamas Town Center—FULL This group of six critiques all genres of children’s literature and meets every Thursday afternoon. Meeting place varies.
Contact: Judi at email@example.com
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 and closed to all new requests at this time. ***The Corvallis Writers Group focuses on children’s writing and illustration, but not exclusively. We meet once a month on the second Thursday of each month at 7 pm, and take turns hosting at our homes.
Contact: Ellen Beier at email@example.com
Eugene—OPEN and actively seeking new members! Eugene MG & YA Writers is based in Eugene and meets both online and in-person. Do you write MG or YA novels? Are you looking for, and willing to give, constructive, honest critiques? Then this is the group for you.
Milwaukie-Gladstone-Oregon City—FULL The Southeast Stories (SES) group focuses on mixed genre: fantasy, realistic, memoir writing, novel in verse, and/or illustration. They are eclectic. They meet once a month on 1st Monday at 6:00 pm, at Jone MacCulloch’s home.
Contact: Jone MacCulloch at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-290-6672.
Portland (North)—Now Meeting Online: Check Online Groups for current details The Attic Six focus on young adult and middle grade writing.
Portland—FULL NE Portland Critique Group - Serious writers intent on launching PB publishing careers to meet in-person (Portland, NE Hollywood area) once a month to nurture/polish manuscripts, pitches, and submission queries. Support and uplift each other during the writing-submission-publishing process.
Contact: Leigh at email@example.com
Portland—OPEN Rose City Writers critiques all middle grade and young adult areas of kid lit. They meet every two weeks on Wednesday at 1pm.
Contact: Kimbra Kasch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Portland—OPEN and seeking members!* Very Hungry Writing Group is for writers in all categories of kidlit. I’m looking to start a new critique group with others who would like to have working meet-ups and exchange ideas and encouragement. Preference for weekday daytime meetings, like it’s a real job (it is!) and a dedication to snacks. I may not be the strongest critique partner for sci-fi/fantasy but YA/MG/NF/PB are all welcome.
Contact: Kyla Sweet at email@example.com
Portland—OPEN and actively seeking new members! Write, Read, Repeat is a fresh Portland group of avid, motivated writers, and solid, thoughtful readers. Meeting in-person weekly on Thursday nights. For writers of MG and/or YA fiction.
Contact: TJ at TannerJRydell@gmail.com
Portland—FULL Viva Scriva critiques all genres of kid lit and meets monthly.
Contact: Amber Keyser at firstname.lastname@example.org
Portland—FULL This unnamed group of writer friends encourages each other to create great stories; their main focus is picture books, although they are stretching and growing. They meet once a month at a member’s home.
Contact: Lizzy Carney at email@example.com
Portland (South East)—FULL The Write Stuff focuses on picture books and illustrations. They meet the 1st week of each month at PCC S.E. Campus Library.
Rogue Valley—FULL This group critiques picture books, chapter books, middle grade and YA. They meet monthly in Ashland.
Contact: Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org
Salem—OPEN New Picture Book group in Salem. Will meet monthly. First meeting is Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 7 to 8:30 pm at Broadway Commons, 555 Gaines St. NE.
Contact: Mark Wade at email@example.com
Seaside—OPEN The North Coast MG/YA Writers, a new SCBWI critique group, focuses on middle grade and young adult fiction writing. Looking for members to join and set meeting dates, times, and locations.
Contact: Susan Firghil Park at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tigard—FULL The Tigard Picture Book Group focuses on picture book writing, but critiques all genres of children’s literature. They meet once a month on the second Saturday of each month at 10 am, at the Tigard Public Library.
Contact: Carrie Tillotson at email@example.com
Tigard—OPEN and seeking new members! Tigard Middle Grade focuses on middle grade writing. Open to meeting in person, online, or both, depending on the comfort of members.
Contact: Holly at firstname.lastname@example.org