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Berkeley Bidness XXXI

On this day in 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote the poem "Defence of Fort McHenry". It later became the lyrics to "The Star-Spangled Banner", a testament to the enduring power of literature. Make your prose ring across the centuries with a visit to our critique group. Become tomorrow's classic with the help of our keen-eyed readers and writers. Submit your manuscript via email, following our guidelines, to Beth by 12:00 noon on Sunday, August 31, 2014. You can view the current critique queue HERE.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I really appreciate the time everyone took to read and comment on my story. Great to see you all as always.

    1 · September 15, 2014

  • Sean


    Unfortunately, I've gotten ill in the past few days and won't be able to attend today. I'm sorry to miss it, but I don't want to get anyone else sick. Enjoy the meeting!


    September 14, 2014

    • Beth H.

      I'm sorry you couldn't make it today - and for such a crummy reason. (But thanks for not getting us sick. <3) Get well soon!

      September 14, 2014

    • Jen

      I hope you feel better soon.

      September 15, 2014

  • Glorianne H.

    Hi all,

    I just said "yes" to the rsvp for this Sunday's meeting at Berkeley Library; however, I might not be able to make it--won't know for sure until Thursday. I have some pressing family business in Orange County and must leave either Fri. am, or Monday am, depending on my daughter's forthcoming schedule. I hope to see you all there, but will let you know if I can't make it. Will send electronic reviews to members who submitted pieces. Glorianne

    September 9, 2014

    • Beth H.

      Thanks for the heads-up Glorianne. I hope you can join us, but understand if not. I hope all is (or will be) well with your family.

      September 10, 2014

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