East Side Writers is a group of writers that meet weekly in Providence to discuss current projects. We are all striving to be better writers, and our group will offer constructive feedback in a friendly, supportive environment.
A typical event consists of participants bringing around five minutes worth of material to read aloud, ideally accompanied by printed copies so others can follow along. Comments, suggestions, and helpful criticism lead to an informal discussion among the group, offering insight and analysis. Usually material read is work in progress, but there are few restrictions and it can be anything of your own work whether previously published or not, including fiction, non-fiction, essay, opinion, and even poetry. Most often work is heading for, or at least intended for, publication, but this is not a requirement.
Although the main focus is the written content itself, discussions frequently address publication considerations such as marketing and independent publishing options.