Established writers group periodically looking for new members. Meets in Rockridge/Elmwood, Oakland/Berkeley. Novels, short stories. Very supportive group, good rapport, great ambience. Format: No reading during meetings. We submit excerpts of our work (3 submissions of up to 5,000 words) in advance and critique them during the meetings (similar to the format at Squaw Valley workshops). We have no facilitator. In addition to critiques, we discuss networking, talking about craft, marketing, writers conferences, etc. The only thing we ask is that you are serious about the craft and make an attempt to regularly attend the meetings. We meet every other week, 7 - 9 pm at a cafe on College Avenue. Contact Jeremy at firstname.lastname@example.org. We require a writing sample in advance of the first meeting.