SCBWI Florida


Group Leader:
Stacy Davids
Meeting Info:
Meets first Monday of the month in Aventura or North Miami, 7:00-9:30 pm. Contact group leader for location details.
Members in Group:
Open to New Members? Yes.
Focus: to polish our manuscripts before submitting for publication



Meeting Info: This group meets twice a month on Wednesday nights from 7-9 PM at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Members in Group: 4-6 regulars
Open to New Members?  Yes, to anyone interested in writing picture books
Focus: Picture book writers dedicated to getting published and open to critique.
All participants are asked to follow guidelines of the group.
Email [email protected] for guidelines.


Group Leader:
Aida E. Marcuse
Contact: [email protected] (Critique Group Leader)
Meeting Info: This group meets once a month on Saturdays from 10:00am – 12:00pm Aida’s house - 626 Coral Way, apt. 1103 - Coral Gables, Fl. 33134
Members in Group: 4-6 regulars
Open to New Members?  We are open to one or two new members that should ask for guidelines first.

Focus: We work on improving everybody’s writing, with the goal to prepare manuscripts in a professional way, before sending them to publishers. We work on all kinds of children´s literature:  short stories for every level (picture books, chapter books, young adult etc.), poetry, nonfiction.


Group Leader:
Angela Padron
Meeting Info: Meets one Tuesday a month in North Miami Beach, 7:00-9:00 pm.
Contact group leader for location details.
Members in Group: 6~8
Open to New Members?
Focus: to critique each others' children's book illustrations, discuss the current market, and share ideas and illustration techniques


Group Leader: Mary Thorp
Meeting Info: This group meets every Wednesday, from 7:30-9:30 PM at
Barnes and Nobles, 12405 Southwest 88th Street Miami, FL 33186.
Members in Group: 20 (10 active members), some published, SCBWI and non-SCBWI
Open to New Members? OPEN
Not for beginners who have never written or taken any writing classes
Focus: to help each other become better writers and to get published, marketing, promoting local authors and illustrators, YA, MG, PB, Non-F, Magazine, Poetry, writing for children only.