Reading and Critiquing

  • February 12, 2014 · 8:00 PM
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Dear all,

Join us for our monthly "Reading & Critiquing" meeting, and share your creativity in an intimate and casual setting.

Format: Each participant has a total of 30 mins to read an excerpt from his/her writing and get comments from other people in the group.

Upload files: If you'd like to make available to people the piece of writing you're going to read, you can upload it to the file section on the group's homepage: There may be some of us who can read it beforehand and thus provide more detailed critiques. But this is not necessary for you to benefit from the meeting.

What to bring: 1) An excerpt of your writing (ideally no more than 2000 words) to read to the group. (You're welcome to also print out paper copies of your writing to give to other participants, so that we can read along and give you more detailed comments) 2) Pen and paper to take notes. 3) A welcoming mind to imperfect writing, both of yours and of others. 4) Constructive suggestions (Don't just say, "This is awful". Say how you think it can be made better.)

Donation: I'd appreciate if you could bring a small donation to cover the expense. It's not required. Offer whatever you can.

I'll prepare snacks and soft drinks. Looking forward to seeing you!



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  • AnnMarie P.

    Hi I can't make it tried to take my name off list but it wouldn't let me have a wonderful time!

    February 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The feedback was great. I cleaned somethings as a result. Critiquing still needs. I may focus on that to contribute more.

    February 13, 2014

  • Brian R.

    This is still going on despite the weather, right? If not no biggie, just wanted to make sure.

    February 12, 2014

    • Natasha

      yes we're still on! Will try to finish a bit earlier so that people can get home before the snow starts.

      February 12, 2014

  • John

    I was waitlisted... Didn't think I'd make it out so wasn't really prepared.. I don't think I'm so confident in what I wrote I want to read it aloud..

    February 12, 2014

  • Tim

    Hey Natasha, sorry to change my RSVP but I was informed that I have to work late on Wed

    1 · February 7, 2014

    • Natasha

      No problem! See you some other time!

      February 7, 2014

  • John

    I'm only waitlisted here but I'm a little confused- this event starts at 8 but each writer gets 30 minutes to read? Is this event typically stretching into the morning? Just curious! Thanks.

    1 · February 6, 2014

    • Natasha

      We split into two groups when needed...

      February 6, 2014

  • AnnMarie P.

    I am excited for this!

    1 · January 26, 2014

    • Natasha

      Welcome, AnnMarie!

      January 26, 2014

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