Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Critique Groups in the Inland Northwest

Here are our currently active groups:



Due to current restrictions, critique groups are not meeting in person. 

Picture Book

Spokane South Hill – Meets first Tuesday of the month in the conference room at Forza on 29th, at 9:00 am. Contact Carol Nelson at for more information.

Spokane North Side – Meets first Monday of the month at the Northside Library on Hawthorn in the small east conference room from 10:30 am – 12:00pm. Contact Keely Liam at for more information. Open for everyone.

Moscow/Pullman – Picture book authors and illustrators welcome. Contact Annette Pimentel at for more information. SCBWI members only.

Spokane Illustrator’s Group – For information about meeting times and locations, contact Terri Griffin at


Coeur d’Alene writing group has writers of several genres including kidlit. For more information contact Brook Urbaniak at




Picture Book

Picture Book Jammers is an email group for picture book creators. We exchange manuscripts via email, usually once a month. This group is full. Contact Sue Ford at

Inland Northwest Picture Book Incubators (INwPBI) is a ZOOM online group which meet at 7:30 pm the first Tuesday of each month. Manuscripts are “due” two weeks prior to the meeting. The group is closed to new members. Contact Bernice Seward at for more information.


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