Critique Meeting

Hi Everyone, please join us for our weekly critique meeting. We are holding this every Saturday afternoon at Vie de Boheme Winery (which is open to all ages). They have a great back room that can be closed off from the rest of the restaurant so it's an ideal place for reading aloud.

We are using a read-aloud format. If you wish to have your work critiqued, please bring a short piece or chapter (about 2-3 double-spaced pages) to read out loud to the group. It can be any genre, including non-fiction or poetry, but we do ask that the material be PG-13 as we are in a public place and don't put age restrictions on our writers. You don't have to read - you can show up to listen and critique or just listen. We don't have set time limits on critiques - all we ask is that you be mindful of how many readers are reading after you so that everyone gets a chance to read. We don't charge for the meetings, but we do ask that everyone buy something to support the venue so they let us come back. :)

Please RSVP so we have an accurate count to give the restaurant.

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  • Katie A.

    Very enjoyable. It speaks volumes about the group that everybody who attended stayed a few minutes late to listen to and critique my two pages. The dedication and professionalism of this group is much appreciated!

    January 19, 2014

    • Katie A.

      Professionalism in the sense that we care about our work and don't necessarily need the Happy Sandwich during critiques. As for computer pointers...that's well out of my purview. Goodness knows I can't even get my Windows 7 desktop to properly shuffle!

      January 20, 2014

    • Robert

      Happy Sammies are completely useless. I'd much rather be treated harshly here or in meetings than in a publisher's rejection letter.

      January 20, 2014

  • Elizabyth H.

    These meetings are getting better and better. So many talented writers and such great feedback. :)

    January 20, 2014

  • Ilana L.

    Nice group of writers.

    January 19, 2014

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