SCBWI Florida


Group Leader: Adriane Pirro
Meeting Info: Meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 6:30 'til store closes, at the Borders on Glades Road and 441
Members in Group: 7-9
Open to New Members? No.
All genres including illustrators


Group Leader: Glori Polacheck (aka Glori Mulligan)
Meeting Info: Meetings are the first Wednesday of the month 6:00 to 7:30
New meeting place: Located at 1501 NW Spanish River Blvd. 561-393-7852 (just east of N.Military Trail near FAU) Those coming from north WPB get off 1-95 at Yamato West to Military left to Spanish River left to library. Those coming from south Broward, get off 1-95 West to Military left on Spanish River. Do not take Glades for it is very congested with traffic.

Writer and Illustrators
Members in Group: Nine members
New Members  CLOSED for now
Contact  Glori  [email protected]

Bring something to share to be read or viewed by group followed by a Q&A. Open to suggestions and questions


Group Leaders: Dianna DonFrancisco, [email protected], 561-441-1939 & Ann Pilicer, [email protected]
Meeting Info:
 Meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 11:00am at W. Glades Road Public Library, Boca Raton, FL
Open to New Members? Yes
Picture book progression, Character development, composition, creativity, artistic growth.
Our organizers are also interested in career expansion. For example, we will encourage participants in various avenues of self-promotion. Discuss career areas illustrators may approach for freelance work.
We will explore editors, publishers, query letters, & networking. 
Bring 3 pieces with reference materials to be critiqued. Book dummies and portfolios are also welcome 

BOYNTON BEACH (formerly Greenacres)

Group Leader: Estelle Feldman and Joe Digilio
Meeting Info: Meets on the second Monday of every month from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the West Boynton Beach Branch Library, located on the west side of Jog Road just north of Boynton Beach Blvd.
Link to directions:
If you have questions, please do not call the West Boynton Beach Library.
Email Estelle or Joe at the address above.
Members in Group: 8-10
Open to New Members? Yes.
Anything from picture books through young adult fiction.
Bring a complete picture book manuscript, a chapter of a middle-grade or YA . If possible, make 3 -4- copies of what you will be reading.


Group Leader: Linda Marlow, or Donna Gephart
Meeting Info: Meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at the North County Regional Library in Palm Beach Gardens, 11303 Campus Drive, frm 6:30-8:45 PM
Members in Group: 10-12
Open to New Members? Yes.
Focus: Our group is for any serious writer of children's fiction from PB to YA.
We share market info and critique one another's writing during the meeting.


Group Leader: 
Lori Norman 
Meeting Info: Meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 10:00 am 12:00 noon, at the Royal Palm Beach Branch Library, 500 Civic Center Way, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411 (off of Royal Palm Beach Blvd, just south of Okeechobee Blvd.)
Members in Group: up to 12 / To inquire, email Lori.
Open to New Members? Yes. 
 This group is for those who write for younger children: picture books, easy readers, chapter books, middle-grade, poetry, or  magazines stories or articles for younger kids, fiction or nonfiction. SCBWI membership is encouraged, but not required. We critique with encouragement and support.

Bring several copies of 5-6 pages (double-spaced) of a manuscript you are working on.


Group Leader: Sylvia Andrews
Meeting Info: Monthly meeting on second Saturday, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM, Palm Springs Library, 217 Cypress Lane, Palm Springs.
Members in Group: 12-15 published and non-published writers, writing for children only, SCBWI membership encouraged but not essential,
YA, MG, PB, Non-F, Magazine, Poetry, and Illustration.
Open to New Members? Yes, but please e-mail the group leader
at the above link to get our group guidelines before attending for the first time.
Focus: We critique each other's work, exchange publishing information, celebrate good news, and discuss writing or illustration issues.