The Art of the Critique
A panel discussion on how to make the most of a critique session – for readers and writers
Critique Night! What other pair of words strikes as much fear in a fledgling writer’s heart? And with good reason: Without an understanding of how to offer a good critique, many readers fail to provide input that is useful to a writer. Moreover, without an understanding of how to hear a critique, many writers fail to appreciate the value that a good critique can offer.
In anticipation of the BVWG April Critique Night (April 15, 2014), we’ve pulled together a panel of writers who’ve been through the wringer many times and mastered the Art of the Critique – including our own John Dixon and Nicole Valentine, as well as the Main Line Writers Group’s Paul Popiel. Join us in March in order to get the most from Critique Night in April!
Note: Visitors are welcome to participate in the critique process, but only dues-paid BVWG members may submit manuscripts for the April Critique.
Although meetings officially start at 7:00 pm, many of us show up early to have a meal and catch up with each other. You can also order food and drink (on your own tab) throughout the meeting. The program generally lasts approximately 75 minutes. However, people stay as long as they like after the official program and we sometimes close the place.
Officers of the group are currently:
Mark A.R. Mitchell - President
James Breslin - Vice President
Jurgen Flood - Treasurer
Wayne A. "Tony" Conaway - Publicity
[OPEN] - Secretary
Gary Zenker - PR Advertising and Meetup Administrator
Dick Lolla - Web Site Administrator
Please check the event schedule for information on the programs and for additional meeting content and locations. You can find additional information on our Facebook page and on our web site: www.bvwg.org.
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