Writers and illustrators, if you’re ready for the first step to taking your work in progress public, Peer2Peer Critique Day (formerly known as Critiquenic) returns Sunday, June 3 to the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
It’s an opportunity to connect with other SCBWI members, and you may even find a critique group or partner to continue with after the event.
Peer2Peer Critique Day is free, but registration is required and is open until Sunday, May 27 on the SCBWI Los Angeles website. It’s for current SCBWI members only. If you’re not yet a member, you can sign up here.
The event runs from 10:30 AM to 3 PM. Bring a lunch or purchase food at the Skirball’s café.
Critique Day coordinator Daka Hermon gives us the scoop on how to prepare and what to expect:
Erlina Vasconcellos: How will Peer2Peer Critique Day be structured? Do participants meet individually or in groups?
Daka Hermon: When registering, the attendees will choose a category: illustrations, picture book dummy or text, chapter book/middle grade, or young adult/new adult. Upon arrival, attendees will be placed into groups. The size of the groups will vary based on attendance, but it’s normally about five to six members.
EV: Writers and artists are notorious introverts. How are you hoping to coax them away from the solitude of their desks and creative caves?