BAWL Critique Group Meeting

  • March 20, 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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  • Elaine

    Group size - 13 - super! Group participation - AWESOME! Feedback showed interest in the work presented and curiosity about future direction.

    Critique groups are a different as the writers who attend them. I believe ours is supportive and involved. If you think that's for you, give it a try.

    March 23

  • Doctor D

    Good place to get feedback.

    March 22

  • Marion F. Carpenter J.

    Deborah and I will see you all there. We have no writing to share this week, but we'll still be there. :)

    March 20

  • Elaine

    I'll be there - promise

    March 16

  • Catherine S.

    I will be out at my Lakehouse, writing!

    March 15

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