We use a read-aloud format. You don't have to read - you can show up to listen and critique or just listen. There are no 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. Generally, unless needed, we read in order of appearance, so please sign in as soon arriving. If you wish to have your work critiqued, please bring a short piece or chapter (about 3-5 double-spaced pages) to read to the group. It can be any genre, including non-fiction, plays, or poetry. We're not a line-editing group so bringing copies of your work is not required although it may be helpful. Please plan to buy lunch or just a dessert/beverage; this establishment is willing to allow us to use its facilities, so it is only right to compensate them in some way for that courtesy. We tip our servers well since our group stays at least twice as long as the average table.