Downtown Saturday Critique Meeting

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Every week on Saturday

First Christian Church

1314 SW Park Ave · Portland, OR

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Hi Everyone, please join us for our weekly critique meeting. We are holding this every Saturday afternoon at First Christian Church. They have a great back room that can be closed off from everything and is nice and quiet! No more sound checks or pianos to deal with, so it's an ideal place for reading aloud.

We are using a read-aloud format. If you wish to have your work critiqued, please bring a short piece or chapter (about 2-3 double-spaced pages) to read out loud to the group. It can be any genre, including non-fiction or poetry, but we do ask that the material be R as we are in a public place and don't put age restrictions on our writers. You don't have to read - you can show up to listen and critique or just listen. We don't have set time limits on critiques - all we ask is that you be mindful of how many readers are reading after you so that everyone gets a chance to read. We unfortunately have to pay a monthly fee for the space so we will pass a hat. There's no cost to come but if you can spare a couple of dollars it will go to paying for the space.

Please RSVP so we have an accurate count so we know how many chairs to set up. Also please note: the building is locked so there will be someone at the Park Avenue entrance (the glass doors) between 1:30 - 2:00 to let you in. Don't be late! If you think you might be a bit late, please message Heather ahead of time so we can make arrangements.