The Inland Northwest chapter of Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is holding a writer’s workshop in Spokane the end of this January. The workshop is called “Critiques 101: Getting and Giving Meaningful Feedback,” and is designed for writers who desire to have fellow writers join them in critiquing their work.
As any published writer will agree, having critiques over writing in progress is one of the best ways to ensure the work can stand up to having the desired audience read and enjoy it. There are already some critique groups established in Spokane, and some of these critique group leaders will be panelists for this workshop.
Panelists include local authors Beth Cooley, author of Ostrich Eye and Shelter; John Bladek, author of Roll Up the Streets; Rachel Hamby, moderator of the online critique group “Critcasters” and aspiring children’s picture book writer; and Mary Douthitt, finalist, 2012 Katherine Patterson Award for YA and children’s writing.
Any children’s writers interested in improving their craft are invited to attend. The cost will only be $15.00 for SCBWI members or $20.00 for non-members. Writers should bring from one page up to 250 pages of their work for critiquing.
Time and location:
1 to 4 PM
Saturday, January 26
Moran Prairie Library
6004 S. Regal Street, Spokane, WA.
(Just past the Albertson’s grocery store on the corner of Regal and 57th.)