Critique Groups

Critique groups are a great way to meet like-minded people and improve your craft. We are happy to help connect you with others who are searching for critique groups or partners in the region. 

In-Person Critique Groups

Boise, Idaho–Meets every third Tuesday of the month. For information on upcoming meetings, contact Tanager Haemmerle for details.

Logan, Utah–The Logan Critique Group meets the second Thursday of each month. We are changing locations. Starting in June we will meet in the newly reopened Logan Library at 285 North Main Street, Logan, in the Sego Lily room on the second floor at 7 PM. For more information, contact Laura Nielsen.

Salt Lake City, Utah–Meets every third Thursday at 7:00pm at the Kearns Library (4275 West 5345 South – Kearns, UT 84118). Co-sponsored by the Salt Lake County Library System. All genres, age groups, and stages of writing and illustrating for children are welcome. For more information, contact Mattie Noall.

St. George, Utah–Meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:00pm at St. George Library. For more information, contact Lora Stead.

Online Critique Groups

Online Group 1–Meets every second Tuesday and the fourth Wednesday. For more information, contact Janet Dryden.

Online Group 2–Meets every third Wednesday on Zoom, though we post manuscripts on Google Drive the week prior to give time for comments. To participate or for more information, contact Bruce Luck.

Orem, Utah–Meets every 4th Thursday at 7:00pm. All genres, age groups, and stages of writing and illustrating for children are welcome. For more information, contact Travis Rawlings.

Illustrators' Critique Group—Meets the first Tuesday of every month from 8:00–10:00 pm. Contact Kailee Morrill if you're interested in joining.

Finding Critique Groups or Starting Your Own

Our Critique Group Coordinators help SCBWI members connect with others in their area. We keep a current database of people who have expressed interest in a critique group, as well as other critique groups which may have openings. If you are an individual looking for a critique group or a group looking for a new member, please send us an e-mail.