Kid Lit is open to those wanting to write or illustrate everything from cardboard books to young adult themes. It is a serious and caring feedback group for those ready to accomplish their goal of being published writers.

In addition, we would like to encourage more illustrators to join our ranks and not only come to any of the regularly scheduled meetups, but also to start new ones focusing on the art and business of children's book illustration.

The group meets every two to three weeks. Each meeting we focus on 3 members' projects within one of the following children's sub-genres -- Picture Books, Chapter Books, Middle Grade Young Adult.

Those who want to receive feedback, insight and next steps on their current projects are encouraged to email no more than two chapters at least a week prior to the meetup. If you do not want to leave an electronic paper trail, please bring copies to the meeting and after we discuss those works that were emailed around prior to the meeting, we will try to get to yours. If we don't, we will take them home and either give you feedback via email or make time at the next meeting to discuss.. We will definitely offer support and resources.

Welcome again.


P.S. Dues are OPTIONAL. Please do not feel obligated to pay anything. Meetup charges a fee to run the group. If you are able to help out, great. If you're not, but still want to be in this group then don't shy away just because there are "dues."

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Welcome Kid Lit Writers and Illustrators!

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  • 5 days ago · 1:00 PM


    12 writers | 5.00 | 2 Photos

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  • June 27 · 1:00 PM

    KLiMe Meeting - Jamie Anderson

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    We will discuss & provide constructive feedback on Jamie's finished novel (working title). Really looking forward to this one - and a little nervous. Jamie
  • May 30 · 12:00 PM

    KLiMe Meeting - Susan Burdorf

    5 writers

    KLiMe (Kid Lit Meeting) feedback provided for Susan's 50 pages of her novel BREAKING FENCES. Can't wait to see what constructive input our talented group can provide... Jamie
  • April 25 · 12:00 PM

    KLiMe Meeting - Angela Sutton

    5 writers

    We will discuss & provide constructive feedback for Angela's completed novel OLD BONES. I look forward to seeing you there! Jamie
  • March 7 · 1:00 PM

    Regular KidLit - WRITE-IN!

    4 writers

    Let's add some words to those projects! Bring your writing utensils of choice, those beautiful minds & your commitment to those 2015 goals for a few, precious hours of... Learn more
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