August Main Line Writers Group meeting - Critique

The AUGUST Main Line Writers Group meeting is a special DOUBLE MEETING - Critique and Building Community! 

First, learn about Building Community with Story Slams. Writing storis is one thing, telling stories in front of a live audience is another platform for writers. Jim will cover: literary cross training, networking/socializing, and platform building. Jim Breslin is the founder of the West Chester and Delco Story slams and author of the recently released Shoplandia, a humorous novel about the working lives of show hosts, producers and crew of a home shopping channel. 

Then, critique! Get constructive feedback on your current writing projects by other members of the group.

You don't have to bring anything to the group if you don't wish to do so. You can participate by offering feedback on those who do bring pieces for critique and are welcomed to do so.

If you do wish to have a piece critiqued, please follow these guidelines: - Bring a piece or excerpt from a piece approximately 5 pages long - Please bring ten copies, double spaced and typed - If you would like to distribute it ahead of time, please contact Gary at [masked]. We often need to break into smaller groups to ensure that all pieces get a reasonable amount of time for reading and reviewing. If you send it to me, I will ensure that it gets to people who have indicated that they intend to come to the meeting.

To get both parts of the evening in, we will start at 7 pm sharp.

Our meeting place is Michael's Restaurant Deli in King of Prussia, just north of The King of Prussia Mall on Rt 202. The address is 130 Town Center Road in King of Prussia,[masked]-3265. The meeting officially starts at 7:00 pm but many of us come early (around 6) to eat and socialize a bit - but you can order your meal at any time during the meeting. We use a private room and the acoustics are great. You'll have no problem hearing our speakers or each other.

Just a reminder that you can order a scrumptious meal at Michael's off their extensive menu. We don't get charged for the great room, but Michaels does have the expectation that attendees will order a meal. It is a fair expectation and the meals are very reasonably priced.

Mark your calendar for every third Wednesday of the month. Feel free to tell others and bring a friend or two.

As usual, any questions, please contact me, Gary Zenker, at[masked] or [masked]. We are all looking forward to seeing you there.

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  • Gary Buehler, S.

    Even though I don't always agree, I appreciate the critique group's well meant comments and will consider them all and try my best to use what I can to improve my story.

    1 · August 21, 2014

  • John H.

    I just ordered Jim's book (Shoplandia) from Amazon... sounds fun

    1 · August 21, 2014

  • Cathy S.

    My first time. So great to see such a big and diverse group. Loved the info on story slam. Looking forward to bringing work for critique which is always welcome .

    1 · August 20, 2014

  • Bill M.

    Double treat tonight: a wonderful speaker and critique night. It was a lot of fun - as always.

    1 · August 20, 2014

  • Sarah C.

    Critique is always a great time to see what other writers are working on and get to know people better. Great night.

    2 · August 20, 2014

  • Sarah C.

    Critique is always a great time to see what other writers are working on and get to know people better. Great night.

    1 · August 20, 2014

  • Gary Z.

    Awesome group and many first-timers this month! Welcome. It;s always interesting and fun to read the talented work of other writers. Sarah, your four pages makes us want to read the rest!

    1 · August 20, 2014

    • Gary Z.

      And Herb! Good work!

      August 20, 2014

  • Elizabeth S.

    Great to see everyone.

    1 · August 20, 2014

  • Ruth B.

    Sorry, cannot make it tonight . Grandmotherly duties. But I have been writing. Hoping to bring a sample to next critique night. Have fun tonight.

    August 20, 2014

  • Jim B.

    Looking forward to speaking with the Main Line Group Wednesday night!

    1 · August 19, 2014

  • bob s.

    I was looking forward to this meeting, but something's come up and I have to pass. See you next month. Congrats to Sue Reilly, Phil Giunta & Stu Roth on their new anthology. I can't wait to read it.

    3 · August 5, 2014

  • Ruth B.

    I am looking forward to the 8/20 meeting, as I have missed the last two. See you all then!

    1 · August 1, 2014

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