Welcome to the Coffee House Writers Group - Long Beach

With over 1,800 members and Chapters in San Dimas, Claremont, Fullerton and Long Beach, The Coffee House Writers Group is a friendly community where we writers can find support and camaraderie in the otherwise lonely pursuit of our craft. The group operates a little differently than many critique groups - members are encouraged to bring a short piece of writing to read out loud at each meeting (although it's not mandatory). Critiques are done verbally, based on how well the writing stands up to being read out loud. We do this for two reasons -

• A lot of things like flow and cadence are best picked up when a piece is read out loud 

• This type of critique invites the participation of those with busy schedules who don't have time to prepare written critiques ahead of time or are already part of a written-critique-type of group

Things to expect:

• A friendly group of supportive writers to hang out with on a regular basis

• A safe supportive environment for new writers and veterans. We encourage all kinds of writing (although we do ask that you keep what you read out loud to a PG-13 rating since we do meet in public venues)

• Great feedback on your writing - CHWG critique groups have attracted members that include published writers, writing teachers, editors and other professionals

• Fun!

Things that you will not find here:

• Judgment calls and bashing. Nope. We maintain a very supportive environment - we all have to start somewhere and even the best of writers got their beginnings

• Homework. We do not publish files to be reviewed before the meetings, nor do we insist that people prepare critiques before the meetings

• Drama. There's enough of that in our stories! Let's leave the drama on the pages

Connect with our rapidly growing writing community:

Between meetings there is a very active Facebook group as well as a Facebook fan page. We also have community events, writing seminars, parties and readings in addition to critique meetings. 

If this sounds like a fun interesting group, feel free to join and come to one of our meetings! 

Keep Writing!!!!!!!

Christine Marie Bryant 

CEO Coffee House Writers Group

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