The Thursday West Valley Writer's Critique Group

This group is designed to provide writers with immediate feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of their writing. Writers should bring 6-8 hard copies of their work to share with the group. The printed copies permit participants to make direct written comments, while the on site presence permits verbal comments. Stories, poems, essays, novel chapters or segments, memoirs, screenplays, stage plays, scripts, are all acceptable genre. Keep every genre alive. 4-8 pages/1500-2000 words works well for this kind of session.

Individuals are also welcome to observe if they're not ready to share their work for critique.

The first 30 minutes (6:15 PM) is a social, get to know your fellow authors period. Readings and critiques begin promptly at 6:45 PM. No food is available on the building site, however, a Sonic is directly across the street and several restaurants on Central Avenue. Snacks and beverages can be brought into the building. Parking is available on site.

The Gangplank provides Pizza for all Thursday night events.

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  • Peter C.

    As always educational and friendly

    October 18

  • Marlayne B.

    As always, gracious group, wonderful critiques and fascinating stories. Good to get to know people on a personal level also.

    October 18

  • Don B.

    We had 7 people share tonight. All great quality material and some great concise comments to go with it. Thanks everybody. Appreciated.

    1 · October 18

  • Robert S.

    Novels, non-fiction, poetry and sci-fi were all well represented tonight. Interesting pieces with constructive review commentary.

    1 · October 17

  • Marlayne B.

    As always so much diversity in writing styles and genre's; great critiquing tips and great group of individuals to work with and hear from. Bob did a phenomenal job of keeping us on schedule and being able to fit everybody in was admirable. Enjoy each meeting and looking forward to hte next one as well.

    1 · October 17

  • Julia

    It's amazing how quickly and consistently this group has grown to so many. Hats off to John for taking such dilgence in facilitating it. Thank you!

    3 · October 17

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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