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BAWL Critique Group Meeting

  • Jan 16, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Everyone is welcome.

We critique all genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essay, memoir, and recently, a screen play. This is an especially good group if you haven't been to a critique group before.


Discussing your work and your plans as an author is what we are about. Some of our members write in more than one genre, but all of us are enthusiastic and as eager to hear new work as to be heard by others. Another group member will be glad to read your writing sample if you wish. It's entirely up to you.

Bring copies (5-7) so each person in the group can share their ideas and suggestions AND write notes on their copy and return it to you. It's difficult, but please limit your writing sample to 500 words (or less), size 12 or 14 font, and double-spaced to leave room for comments.

Poets usually bring two poems on separate pages. The format of the poems is not restricted since format is often a significant part of the message.

If we do not have enough time to to review everyone's work, those members who have to wait will be first on the agenda at our next meeting. We try to wrap up by 9 p.m., but sometimes go to 9:30 p.m.

* * * * *  Visitors are always welcome! * * * * *

We love what we do and want to share it with YOU. (Thank goodness, I'm not a poet.)



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  • Jane W.

    Helpful as always. Encouraging. Wonderful to be with the folk there.

    January 17, 2014

  • Doug G.

    I had a great time. These are terrific writers and very nice and encouraging people.

    January 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I just realized I have another meeting that night. See you next time!

    January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Glad I found a group near me and looking forward to attending my first meeting.

    January 13, 2014

  • Taryn C.

    I'm so sorry but I won't be able to make it Thursday. I really wanted to be there. I should be able to make it to the next meeting. I would love it if someone would be interested in reading the first chapter of my young adult novel. Taryn (new member)

    January 12, 2014

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