Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

The Great Critique January 2018

Date(s) - 01/27/2018
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

TaborSpace, The Dining Room
5441 SE Belmont Street - Portland, OR 97215

logo for The Great Critique

logo designed by Barbara Herkert

SCBWI Oregon’s Great Critique is an event that happens twice a year. Each session is an awesome opportunity for writers and illustrators to be critiqued by a professional and their peers.

Never been in a critique group? Wish you could be critiqued by someone who is ahead of you in the publishing game? Want to strengthen your work? Need a fresh set of eyes and ears on that oft-revised piece? Want to have your manuscript or some illustrations ready for the Spring conference? This is your chance. A published author or illustrator will lead each small group and critique your manuscript or art. You’ll also hear/see others’ work and get feedback from those writers and illustrators too. Plus you’ll learn from the comments by the critique leader about the work of others.

So join us for a morning of perfecting your craft. And, who knows, you might make a few new like-minded friends to start a new critique group, too.

There will be a meet and greet at 9:30, where attendees sign in and get their nametags, then can enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack while meeting other writers and illustrators.


The cost for SCBWI members is $15. For non-members it is $25.

You must pre-register for this event–no registrations at the door. Registration opened on December 1st. Registration has been extended by a week and closes January 22, 2018.  You must select your critiquer when you register–one selection only. Please review the Great Critique Faculty Bios before you select your critiquer.


Carolyn Conahan – PB or illustrations – Full
Susan Blackaby – PB – Full
Heidi Schulz – MG
Rachel Letofski – MG/YA – Full

Sheryl Scarborough – YA – Full
Brian Tashima – YA

How It Works: Please refer to the Great Critique Resources page for information on what to bring on January 27th and what to expect.

Questions? Contact Kim Kasch,