Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Critique Groups and Area Meetings

Sioux Falls Meetings

Beginning July 2nd, network with Sioux Falls-area SCBWI members and enjoy a variety of educational presentations and on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 PM. (You, however, need not be a member to attend!) The group meets at the Downtown Library and you’re invited to contact Debbie Watley ( for more information.

Sioux Falls SCBWI Critique Sessions
This is a monthly critique group available to SCBWI members. The group meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM at the Sioux Falls Barnes & Noble in the Starbucks area. Bring 4-5 copies of whatever you’re working on, whether it’s a chapter from a larger work, an entire picture book manuscript, illustrations, etc. Email Elise Parsley, our Illustrator Coordinator, 
if you have any questions. 

Fargo Critique Sessions

There are currently two critique groups in Fargo. The Monday group is now full, but the Tuesday night group is always eager to add new members. This group meets the fourth Tuesday of the Month at the downtown Fargo Public Library. Contact Deb Beauchamp ( for details.

Online Critique Options

For those who are too far to attend either the Sioux Falls or Fargo critique groups, we do have online critique groups. If interested, please contact June Dordal (

SAVE THE DATE: Our FALL CONFERENCE will be held via ZOOM on Sept. 17-18, 2021. Details will be up in June 2021.