Join a Nevada SCBWI Critique Group!
Critique groups are a great way to improve your craft and meet other members. Here is a list of ongoing groups in Nevada that are open to new members. Please be sure to contact the critique group’s leader to confirm the time and date of the next meeting.
If you live in an area of Northern Nevada outside of Reno and would like to form or participate in a critique group in your area please contact Kim Harnes for information.
Middle Grade -Young Adult Novelists – Picture Book Writers & Illustrators — Meets every Saturday (except for holidays and always check this page before you come for any cancellations) from 3-5pm. Please contact Kim Harnes: kimharnes at gmail dot com.
Bring your pages, a smile, and grab a coffee, and we'll sit down to meet up and read our pages or look through illustrations. Everyone is given seven minutes to read and seven minutes for critique if we have a big group that day, but if it's smaller, we'll read an entire chapter.
(Las Vegas & Boulder City areas)
All Critique Groups are open to SCBWI Members-only creating works for children and young adult.
SCBWI Vegas Einstein Critique Group — It meets on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Einstein Bros. Bagels. All Genre. Details are on Meetup for SCBWI Vegas or you can contact Tina Kirchner.
SCBWI Vegas Illustrators & Picture Book Writers Group — Critique group is administered through closed Facebook group. Please contact and Ken Lamug.
SCBWI Boulder City Critique Group — All Genre. Las Vegas Wordworms meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at a private residence. For more information, please contact Lisa Hallet.
Quarterly Critique Group – All Genre. These larger group critiques will be held as announced. Details will be posted on Facebook, MeetUp and SCBWI.
We're always looking for leaders to start new critique groups in your area. If you're interested in starting one, please let me know.
Critique Group Leaders:
Kim Harnes – Sparks - Kim Harnes learned to read at the age of two and never looked back. Growing up as an avid lover of horror novels, campfire stories, and the obsession with ghost towns and cemeteries, it only made sense that her own writing would incorporate the paranormal, the bizarre, and the unexplained. She is an award-winning songwriter, an Active member of the SCBWI, and currently lives with her family and numerous pets in Sparks, Nevada.
Lisa Hallett - Boulder City – Thanks to the unending knowledge and inspiration infusion she constantly receives from the writing community, Lisa, a long time SCBWI member, has moved beyond writing and revising her own grocery and to-do lists. She has settled into the world of writing chapter books and middle grade novels, and recently wrote a cover story for a regional magazine. Her critique group is magical, because when they meet, sprinkles from the clouds of creativity and encouragement plink down onto the table splattering shiny puddles of insight into their writing.
Tina Kirchner - Henderson - I joined SCBWI nine years ago when I began my writing endeavor. I credit the wonderful writers in the critique groups I attend with helping to improve my writing and polishing stories that have been published. My published series are Pirates Off, The Adventures of Goldie Rich, and Dagger & Brimstone.