Critique Group Grants

In 2005, Regional Coordinator Marilyn Salerno began inviting critique group leaders to apply for grants to fund small, local workshops. She hoped the funds would provide members with opportunities to hone their craft, improve their marketing skills, network, and plan writing and illustrating retreats.

To date, approximately fifteen workshops have received funding. The programs listed below are among them.

2005

  • "Gems from the Slushpile with Emily Mitchell, Associate Editor, Charlesbridge Publishing," Concord Free Library, Concord, MA, Joannie Duris Coordinator
  • "Finding True North with Author Anita Riggio," Holliston Public Library, Holliston, MA, Marilyn Salerno Coordinator 

2006

  • "Fairfield Writers Group Middle Grade/YA Novel Workshop," Courtyard Marriott, Shelton CT, Amanda Marrone Coordinator
  • "The Art of Critiquing with Author Jacqueline Davies," Story Spinners Critique Group, Cranston, RI, Linda Crotta Brennan Coordinator

2007

  • "First Pages, First Impressions with Randi Rivers, Associate Editor, Charlesbridge Publishing, and Erica Zappy, Associate Editor, Houghton Mifflin Children's Books," Concord Free Library, Concord, MA, Joannie Duris Coordinator
  • "Meet Erica Zappy, Associate Editor, Houghton Mifflin Children's Books," Memorial Hall Library, Andover, MA, Marianne Knowles and Jeff Ashworth Coordinators
  • "Writer's Camp and Schmooze," Poland Spring Campground, Poland Spring, ME, Tamra Wright Coordinator
  • "Meet Illustrators' Agent Jeff DiNardo," Rivier College, Nashua, NH, Ann Marie Divecchia Piantedosi Coordinator

2008

  • "Writer's Camp and Schmooze," Poland Spring Campground, Poland Spring, ME, Tamra Wright Coordinator 
  • "The Write Sisters: Build, Maintain, and Ignite Your Writers' Group," Barbara Johansen Newman's home, Needham, MA, Jan Kozlowski and Barbara Johansen Newman Coordinators

2009

  • "How Critique Groups Change and Evolve with Kathleen Kudlinski," Liz Goulet Dubois's Studio, Hope, RI, Jan Kozlowski and Liz Dubois Coordinators

2010

  • "Illustrator Group Studio Tour with Artist Rep Lilla Rogers," Lilla Rogers Studio, Arlington, MA, Ann Marie Piantedosi Coordinator