Children's Book Writers

notebook paper and pencil with children's booksThe Children’s Book Writers Critique Group is a group of dedicated writers working on developing stories for young readers. At each meeting, they share in critiquing one another’s works-in progress. Manuscripts are submitted by email one week prior to the meeting. The group focuses on picture books, chapter books and early readers.

They are affiliated with the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI), Eastern PA Chapter. However, it is not necessary to be a member of SCBWI to participate in the critique group. The group is open to adult members only and meets the third Saturday of each month at New Cumberland Public Library. For more information, please contact Susan Sempeles at 717-574-9251 or by email at

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