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June Main Line Writers Group - Critique

The June Main Line Writers Group meeting is Critique Night! 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.

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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  • Walter L.

    As always, critique night is an opportunity to hone one's critical skills, and expand the range of writing you interact with.

    June 23, 2013

  • Elizabeth S.

    How could a meeting where I got a cake be anything other than fantastic? Critique night was great and I loved meeting a couple new members and reading their very interesting stories.

    1 · June 20, 2013

    • Gary Z.

      Looking forward to seeing you there.

      June 21, 2013

  • bob s.

    Even though I didn't bring a piece of writing to be critiqued, I feel that I learned more about what makes writing better, thanks to the creative feedback that was shared.

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • Kathy

    Exceptional - I felt very welcomed by the group as a new member, we all introduced ourselves, and I felt a positive, upbeat flow of energy amongst us. It is incredible that we all share the common need to spill out on paper whatever may be overflowing inside of us.

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • Ellen M.

    It was great to be with writers, who made me feel at home. The critique session was productive with meaningful feedback. Looking forward to next month's already.

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • Jane B.

    I am so pleased with this opportunity to share my work and get critical feedback. It happens to be precisely what I need right now to forward my work. It is a terrific thing that we can count on the this regularly at the Main Line Writer's Group. Thanks you.

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • Beverly S.

    Another good meeting. Had the opportunity to meet new people and to listen to a variety of stories some from a genre I have not before read.

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • Sarah C.

    Wonderful meeting. Great input from talented writers.

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • Janice O.

    Well organized, and good input.

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • Brian M.

    My buddy bailed! Something about his wife giving birth earlier than expected! He'll try for the next one.

    1 · June 19, 2013

    • Gary Z.

      Some people make up any excuse

      June 20, 2013

  • Gary Z.

    Again, very talented individuals sharing their work and expertise with others. Great sharing atmosphere and huge amounts of talent in the room.

    June 20, 2013

  • Susanna R.

    Excellent session. Good exchange of ideas, very positive atmosphere. Always a pleasure to participate.

    June 19, 2013

  • Jon L.

    Great times as always

    1 · June 19, 2013

  • Suzanne W.

    Hey guys...I was planning to come to the meeting but I need to cancel.My husband passed away Sat. morning and I am swamped. I'll miss you and the critique but I'll make the next one for sure! hugs,Sooz

    June 18, 2013

    • lorinda l.

      Oh no, that's terrible. I'm so sorry. I hope you are doing okay. If you need anything or any help with your dogs, etc, just let me know. Big hug.

      June 18, 2013

    • Gary Z.

      I am heartbroken, Sooz. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

      June 18, 2013

  • Ellen M.

    I plan to arrive early and I'm bringing a piece to read as time permits. I write memoir--narrative non-fiction in the form of 'episodes.' Ellen

    1 · June 18, 2013

  • Janice O.

    Just moved to the Main Line from CT and looking to join a group. I mainly write personal narrative and poetry.

    1 · June 3, 2013

    • Gary Z.

      Welcome. Looking forward to having you join our group.

      June 17, 2013

    • Janice O.

      Thanks Gary, I plan to arrive early to get something to eat and get a chance to meet everyone.

      1 · June 18, 2013

  • Brian M.

    Got a buddy who will be joining us today.

    1 · June 18, 2013

  • Elizabeth S.

    Be nice to me. It's my birthday. :-)

    1 · June 14, 2013

    • Gary Z.

      I think we should have cake. Or ice cream!

      June 17, 2013

    • lorinda l.

      Happy Birthday!!!

      2 · June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to returning to the fold! Missed you guys/gals!

    1 · June 1, 2013

    • Gary Z.

      Yeah, we've been waiting for you to come back!

      June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yikes! I will not be able to make it after all, so bummed. My daughter has a game at 6PM. I thought that it was on Thursday.

    June 17, 2013

  • Kathy

    I would like to bring a story/memoir I've been working on.

    1 · June 17, 2013

  • Alecia M.

    Aaargh! My daughter's school added a parent's information meeting this night. Guess I will see you all next month instead - though it was great catching up with a few of you at PWC this weekend!

    1 · June 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just joined and am looking forward to my first meeting on June 19th. I write for the complete story, not matter the length.

    1 · June 10, 2013

  • Nina Angela M.

    Good morning! I'm looking forward hearing your critique of my writing. My manuscript is with an agent in NYC. There are a couple of suggestions she's made which she would like completed before it goes to auction. Thank you.

    1 · May 23, 2013

  • Sarah C.

    Look forward to it.

    1 · May 1, 2013

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