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"Regularly-sche­duled" 2nd Sat.-of-the-month writers' critique

Where:

We're meeting at the 208 Garfield cafe/pub/wine bar (at Garfield Books), just off Pacific Ave. in the Parkland neighborhood. From I-5, take exit 127 to Hwy 512, then exit at Pacific Ave. Take a right at the top of the off-ramp.

A good landmark is Ferrelli's Pizza on the corner of Pacific and Garfield.  From there you have three choices:

  • Take a right turn onto Garfield St. before you pass the Pizza. Don't go far or fast. Look left for the Scandinavian Shop and turn left into the driveway.  If you turn into the next one, you will be in the Auto tag renewal lot. This is the entry to the parking lot, but you will want to turn left again and head towards the other side where you will find the entrance to the PLU book store.
  • Continue past Garfield and Ferrelli's and turn right onto the next little street.  From there, turn right into the parking lot.
  • Park on Garfield St. or thereabouts and approach the bookstore on foot.

Please note: You can get to the cafe either through the bookstore (walk to the other end) or you can enter the cafe from a door on Pacific Ave.  The cafe opens earlier than the bookstore, so you may not be able to use the bookstore entrance.  There is are rear door to the cafe near the parking lot but it is EXIT ONLY. If the bookstore is closed, walk around to the front and exit on Pacific Ave.

Another note:  Please come a little early to get your beverage.  If you're new, they have great pastries, quiche, and other goodies.

When:

10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon on the Second Saturday of the Month (See blurb on Last Saturday meetings for alternatives.

Submissions:

Current members with work for critique should post it to the Wiki no later than Thursday evening. Please use a legible font, 11-12 pt., 1-1/2 to double space with a 1" margin.

New members with work for critique should email it as an attachment to [masked], and I will post it for you.

Tell us with a comment the title of the work and what kind of critique you would like; e.g. over all feeling, flow, grammar, etc.

You may bring SHORT selections to the MeetUp, but they will be considered on a time available basis so these have some likelihood of being read only at a sparsely attended meeting.

Extra copies:

If you submit work for critique, please bring a few extra copies for newbies.  If you are not new, please download a print a copy from the Wiki.  I will NOT bring extra copies.

New members:

We welcome new members in any writing genre including poetry, screen-writing, comic books and Manga. Regularly scheduled meetings are the 2nd Sat. of each month, from 10 a.m. - noon, with an alternate meeting the last Saturday of each month, from 10 a.m. - noon. We may have other meetings for special topics throughout the month. Read through our FAQ (in the "Files" area of our Meet-Up site), then drop in for a meeting to check us out.

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  • Cyndisa C.

    As always, an exiting, inspiring, and diverse crop to read before the meeting. Thanks all for reading my --long-- story, and for the feedback. I got helpful crit from everyone; structural points, factual errors, copy-edits; *tons* of very useful stuff for rewrite. Many, many, many thanks!

    1 · January 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lots of helpful feed back! I've been in several writer's groups where I spend a lot of time and energy critiquing others work, and then no one critiques mine, which is very disappointing. For this group, I critiqued 6 stories, and got critiques back from all of them! Also, Mona kept the discussion moving, so we got to address everyone in the group. Excellent group!

    1 · January 12, 2013

  • Mona M. E.

    This looks to be a sizable meeting. Please get your submissions in as soon as possible so we can all read them. If you are going to CHANGE something and re-post it, please tell us what you changed in a comment, because it may have already been downloaded and read.

    January 7, 2013

  • Mona M. E.

    If you need to contact me, my email is [masked]. Don't hesitate to ask for help. You'll be getting lots of emails from me, but for some obtuse reason the Meetup site will not let me have you reply to me -- only to the general population, so reply to this address if you can.

    January 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The about information seems to be out dated. Will the next meeting on January 12, 2013 start at 9 am or 10 am. Mona shared that the meeting would be from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please confrim. Thank you.

    1 · December 29, 2012

    • Mona M. E.

      Thanks, Lyn. You have it exactly right. See you on Saturday.

      January 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi. My name is Sherrie. I've written a children's novel and a possible manuscript for a picture book. I live in Yelm and am interested in attending your writing group. I'm a retired teacher turned author and would love to belong to a writer's group so I can have access to your wisdom and experience. I understand you're meeting Jan. 12 at Garfield Books near PLU. Time? 9 or 10:00? Anything else I should know or do before attending? Thanks.

    December 30, 2012

    • Mona M. E.

      We're meeting at 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. We'll be glad to have you. Send me something to post for critique or just come along and see what we do.

      January 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    this will be my first meeting. I'm not sure how to post to the Wiki...

    January 4, 2013

    • Mona M. E.

      Please send me your submission and I will post it. You have to attend a meeting before you can gain access to the Wiki.

      January 7, 2013

  • CC

    I'll let Mona know. She's taken over the Sat. meetings... I can still edit the individual listing, but it's set to repeat automatically - and I don't seem to have the ability to remove myself as host or stop the future announcements from posting.

    December 30, 2012

  • Mona M. E.

    We're looking forward to meeting you all!

    January 7, 2013

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