Critique Meeting - 4th Wednesday of July

Regular 4th Wednesday critique meeting at Panera North Andover.  The location is in the shopping plaza on Rt. 114 with Rocky's Hardware and Burger King.

As a reminder, submissions are only accepted and shared in advance between members who have previously attended a meeting in person. So if you haven't attended before, there's no homework, and you'll be primarily observing at your first meeting. However, if the authors bring a few extra printouts, this allows the new members to follow along and perhaps add a few comments.

Authors, please try to email any submisisons to the submissions list by the Thursday or Friday before the meeting so people have time to review.

See Group Guidelines document for more info (choose More->Files menu command underneath the group name).

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  • A former member
    A former member

    For the newcomers, there is a long table in the back of the restaurant where we sit. Looking forward to meeting you!

    July 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Robin - I'm sorry you're having issues with the group. It's perfectly understandable if you don't want to make the drive, or if the the reading takes too much time. I'm surprised to hear people had problems receiving criticism, since I've seen no evidence of defensiveness in the group. I encourage you to try to work that out, or let me know if I can help facilitate.. We missed you tonight, especially since we wanted to give you feedback on your story. I hope you'll consider coming to at least one more meeting for that. If not, let me know, and I'll collect the written feedback and mail it to you. As for Bird by Bird, ideally I'll see you again, but if not, you can keep it as a consolation prize for giving the group a try. I've read it multiple times and don't need it back. Not sure about writers groups closer to your home, but you could try Keene, Peterborough, or Brattleboro. Perhaps the Keene State has a continuing ed writer's workshop. Good luck!

      July 24, 2013

    • Dean Q.

      Robin - a quick web search turns up the following:

      July 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meeting, thank you all for the excellent critiques.

    July 25, 2013

  • Dean Q.

    great stuff, as ever, welcome to Octavian and sorry to have missed Dale and Robin - hope they haven't gone for good.

    July 24, 2013

  • Pat D.

    Not sure because I have a late meeting in Boston. It was just scheduled for me last Thursday

    July 21, 2013

  • Pat D.

    I will try to attend but unfortunately, I have a late appointment in Boston and with traffic I'm not sure I will get there. If it's possible I will attend. If not, I will try for the following meeting.

    July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Work 2nd shift m-f

    July 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Patrick - We'd love to have you in the group, but your work schedule is going to be tough to accommodate. We discussed the possibility of meeting on weekends, but this didn't work for most people. So we're going to continue to meet on weekday evenings.

      July 19, 2013

  • Selina S.

    I just got word that I probably won't be able to drive for at least a week. I hope to attend the next meeting!

    July 15, 2013

  • Selina S.

    I'm having surgery the week before on July 18th on my shoulder. I'm hoping to be cleared to drive by the time this critique comes up. I'll talk to my doctor prior to surgery and will change my RSVP if I find I will be unable to attend!

    July 10, 2013

  • Pat D.

    I am planning to attend. see you in a couple of weeks at Panera's

    July 1, 2013

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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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