“ Outstanding and far reaching organization! ”
— Kevin L. on Aug 11, 2015.
“ I LOVE 9 Bridges!! ”
— Maureen R. on Aug 11, 2015.
“ I thought it was quite a great variety of writers. It was nice to meet them and hear what they are working on. ”
— Andrea on Aug 10, 2015.
“ I like them! ”
— Cyberdyke on Jul 28, 2015.
“ Tuesday nights: Great group. This format works really well. Kalinda leads a healthy and fun critique meeting. ”
— Janet F. on Jun 2, 2015.
“ Fine~ ”
— James Conroyd M. on May 30, 2015.
“ So far, loving it. ”
— Jan on May 27, 2015.
“ Wonderful ”
— Robert S. on May 17, 2015.
“ I must say this organization is amazing. It has grown from a fledgling critique group to a national organization in 4 states. The workshops and weekly meetings we offer, touch and help so many writers that it is truly wonderful. I can't think of any other organization that I would want to be a part of. ”
— Mark H. on Apr 18, 2015.
“ Lovin it ”
— David G. on Apr 18, 2015.
“ Elizabyth is an amazing source of motivation, has a vast amount of knowledge concerning story structure and guidelines that help improve 'works in progress' and she was one of the "Key Critiquers" that current LA CHWG members valued at the meetings. All of us from the LA CHWG Chapter miss her very much! Mark and Elizabyth have done so much for the Coffee House Writers Group. They have an amazing vision and passion for helping writers, and I know they will accomplish amazing things with 9 Bridges. ”
— Christine Marie B. on Apr 14, 2015.
“ This group continues to amaze me. We have such wonderfully talented people involved - facilitating critique groups, presenting workshops and helping us grow this organization. In two years, we went from a small offshoot of a California critique group into the flagship chapter of a national writers community. I am looking forward to the future. ”
— Elizabyth H. on Apr 6, 2015.
“ Awesomesauce ”
— Nancy M. on Mar 14, 2015.
“ Loved the diversity of people, style and interests. Comments were insightful, gracious and spot on. A most enlightening and entertaining session! The room was comfortable and quiet...an ideal setting. ”
— Suzan F. on Feb 21, 2015.
“ a great gift! ”
— Leslie on Feb 17, 2015.
“ Awesome. I didn't care much for the location, but the excellent people won me over. ”
— Beth F. on Jan 30, 2015.
“ The best! ”
— Sandi M. on Jan 21, 2015.
“ This group has a very positive vibe... I have a feeling being an active participant will be FUN, and hopefully productive for me personally. ”
— Keni C. on Jan 14, 2015.
“ Simply the most amazing writer's group I have ever been a part of. Hands down. ”
— Eric von M. on Jan 12, 2015.
“ Love it ”
— Clare S. on Jan 12, 2015.
“ eclectic , wonderful cast , was waiting for Fellinin to yell " cut ." ”
— Herb E. on Dec 24, 2014.
“ I like this group. Good chemistry. ”
— Robert G. on Dec 24, 2014.
“ A very articulate and talented group of people. ”
— Andrea on Dec 12, 2014.
“ Excellent as usual. ”
— James R. E. on Dec 2, 2014.
“ I think it was wonderful. They are most accepting of any writer whether you are new or a veteran. I consider myself lower than a novice at this point but they made me feel very welcome and I plan on being there next Tuesday with some new material. ”
— Matthew C. on Nov 26, 2014.
“ A helpful experience. Even listening to critiques of other people's work is helpful. ”
— Marilynne on Nov 8, 2014.
“ I have not yet attended but sounds like the very thing I need to do too support my effort. I think it may help me stay on the path. I am, at present overwhelmed, thinking about organizing all of my notes into THE BOOK! Can anyone relate? ”
— Bart S. on Oct 22, 2014.
“ This is an amazing writing group who go out of their way to help both beginning and advanced writers become the best that they can be! ”
— Rick S. on Oct 20, 2014.
“ Liking it so far. ”
— LauraDenise W. on Oct 19, 2014.
“ supportive and motivating :) ”
— maria u. on Oct 19, 2014.
“ Just the right amount of kindly-enforced quiet I needed. ”
— Kelly on Oct 8, 2014.
“ Sincere writers. Generous feedback. Highly participative and inviting newcomers. ”
— carola M. on Sep 10, 2014.
“ From what I saw and heard, it's good ”
— Stanley H on Aug 19, 2014.
“ Awesome beyond the telling of it. ”
— Thomas P. on Aug 7, 2014.
“ Good People, Good Stories, Good Feedback, Good Company, Great Food!! ”
— Bard M. on Jul 24, 2014.
“ I liked the critiques I received. My first novel is rough now, but this group will help fine tune it. ”
— Mary B on Jul 19, 2014.
“ imperative for serious writers. ”
— Dane P. on Jul 12, 2014.
“ Great don't change anything, anything to we should have more workshop during the month. ”
— David M. on Jul 6, 2014.
“ It was civilized and helpful. ”
— Megan on Jul 5, 2014.
“ Wonderful! ”
— gbone on Jul 2, 2014.
“ Very well organized; attendees all actively engaged and committed to making the meeting productive and helpful. Great venue. ”
— Sam on Jun 30, 2014.
“ AWESOME! Wonderful people, great services, such as critique meetings . . . can't recommend CHWG enough ”
— Ken C. on Jun 24, 2014.
“ There is no better time than now for giving credit and a sincere thank you to this group for the help, patience and encouragement I've received. Recently, others have commented that they have noticed improvement in my pieces. Gaining a more critical eye for things I read is an unexpected bonus. Anyone wanting to improve their writing skills should seek out a CHWG or get one started. What a fine bunch of people! ”
— fred on May 24, 2014.
“ I very much enjoyed this experience. Reading last was kind of a bummer, only because I felt obligated to read quickly and finish quickly, which made my reading garbled. Although, I do like the orderliness of going around the circle for critiques. Maybe speeding up that process will prove useful. Thank you very much for having me. ”
— Brian C. on May 18, 2014.
“ [Tuesday night group.] Criticism is tough but fair, with a lot of insight into what can make your work better. A wide variety of genres. Serious writers here, lightly seasoned with silliness. Some of us are new, all of us show promise, and each of us keeps her promise to help the rest get better. If you're new to writing, don't be shy. Jump in! ”
— Davidson C. on Apr 9, 2014.
“ I really enjoyed the ideas that everyone offered. There was so much diversity in style and genre. The forum remained respectful and creative throughout. I'm excited to bring my own work to read next time! ”
— Pearl G. on Mar 31, 2014.
“ Five Stars ”
— Jon D. on Feb 8, 2014.
“ Very professional. Well worth participating. ”
— Peyton Welch S. on Feb 6, 2014.
“ Excellent ”
— Phil B. on Feb 2, 2014.
“ So much to do so little time ”
— Vargus P. on Feb 1, 2014.
“ Very helpful feedback ”
— Brad on Jan 29, 2014.
“ I certainly enjoyed myself so far! ”
— Ari W. on Jan 21, 2014.
“ Great feedback and insight by all. ”
— Katie A. on Jan 12, 2014.
“ Serious group that is willing to put themselves out there to do better. ”
— Ivonne P. on Jan 7, 2014.
“ Just attended my first. And just read my wiritng for the first time out loud since grade school. Feedback and reception was wonderful - I am inspired to finish the piece! Thanks all. ”
— Craig on Jan 4, 2014.
“ The best ”
— Robert on Dec 18, 2013.
“ Based on my first meeting, I will be at other meetings. The members are great. ”
— Allen M. on Dec 11, 2013.
“ Very talented group of writers y'all. Love meeting with you. Your feedback is honest and invaluable. ”
— Eve S. on Dec 4, 2013.
“ good. ”
— James on Nov 20, 2013.
“ This was my first time ”
— That G. on Nov 9, 2013.
“ There is a special energy that comes from writers sharing their insights as readers. It's like having a focus group with people who can actually express themselves about the written word. ”
— Madeline B A. on Oct 30, 2013.
“ I apologize for not making it yesterday. I have insomnia sometimes that slams me. I'll be in PDX another few weeks, then I have to work out of state all winter. I hope I get another chance before I leave. ”
— Renee C. on Oct 27, 2013.
“ great ”
— blue o. on Oct 10, 2013.
“ Great meet as usual :) ”
— Julie on Oct 8, 2013.
“ Awesome ”
— Moshe R. on Sep 28, 2013.
“ Great place to get together with other writers, to receive feedback on written work, and to practice my critique skills. I am so glad this group is open to writers of all levels. It's a nice mix. ”
— Rachelle R. on Sep 21, 2013.
“ Very talented group! ”
— Paul on Sep 19, 2013.
“ It was interesting. The verbal format compromises the quality of the responses in many ways, and makes a close look at style impossible. The background noise ruined several readings, and not all authors read aloud well. General impressions and highlights noted were insightful, nonetheless. As an author I gained some input; as a responder I did as well as I could, but felt cheated by not being able to see what was on the page. I will most likely continue attending, since I thought several there were capable of superb writing. ”
— Leland H. on Aug 31, 2013.
“ awesome as usual ”
— Ashish on Aug 28, 2013.
“ Definitely a great idea for those who have issues with speaking/reading your work in front of people... much like myself. :) ”
— Rebecca on Aug 20, 2013.
“ I'm a newbie at Beaverton. ”
— jackie c. on Aug 20, 2013.
“ Great group of people! Everyone was very warm and inviting, they offered quality feedback to the pieces read, offering substance and not just platitudes. I would highly recommend the group to anyone in the area who writes, the group is very open to any genre. ”
— Brian on Aug 4, 2013.
“ It was great! I plan to attend whenever possible! ”
— Thuri C. on Aug 1, 2013.
“ Excellent! I'm very excited to be a member. Such a good group, with much to offer. Today was my second time, and I was very glad I attended. Very insightful critiquing, interesting and varied work, well-run and productive. ”
— Dawn on Jul 6, 2013.
“ I really had a good time meeting with everyone and I hope I can remember names and faces. Please forgive me if it takes me a while since I'm new to the area. It might be a while before I bring anything of mine because we're still getting settled. I wish I didn't have to leave early today, I really enjoyed everything I heard and was disappointed that I had to go. I wasn't sure what traffic was like on weekends and thought it would take me forever to get home. I wanted to ask if people post things to the group page for others to read and critic online. It would be good to go and catch up on things I may have missed. ”
— Drakeluvr on Jun 29, 2013.
“ Good variety of people, good age range, liked the diversity of genres and writers as well. ”
— Maggie B. on Jun 24, 2013.
“ awesome! ”
— robin on Jun 22, 2013.
“ Lots of interesting writing going on, and a wide variety too. ”
— Margo B. on Jun 1, 2013.
“ Good feedback and discussion; I hope to be able to read soon! ”
— Glenn P. on May 25, 2013.
“ Love it! ”
— Risa D. on May 14, 2013.
“ I like that each writer brings something else to the table and I get to listen to such a variety of writing styles and genres. What a delicious treat for the ears! ”
— Maureen R. on May 7, 2013.
“ I really appreciated the interaction of the members of this meeting. As a writer just "coming out," still feeling shaky and uncertain, I feel that this group will be an excellent source of information, inspiration and energy! Thanks to all who were there! ”
— Barbara D. on Apr 24, 2013.
“ The group is great and helpful! ”
— Carolyn J. on Apr 17, 2013.
“ I was very impressed by the writing everyone shared. It motivated me to work even harder! ”
— Bryan J. on Apr 17, 2013.
“ So glad I found you! ”
— Robin S. on Apr 15, 2013.
“ Love the group! ”
— Arwen S. on Mar 30, 2013.
“ Very good. ”
— Sharie K. on Mar 10, 2013.
“ Nice and well tended, with a good vision. I'm keen to keep attending! ”
— Jill S. on Mar 3, 2013.
“ Good critiques. Courteous people. Plan to attend next time (weekend session). thanks -walt ”
— Walt S. on Mar 2, 2013.