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Wednesday Night Critique Group - Off-week Edition
We use a read-aloud format. If you wish to have your work critiqued, please bring a short piece or chapter (about 1,500 words or about five double-spaced pages) to read out loud to the group. It can be any genre, including non-fiction or poetry. 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 share. This is a public venue, so please support it by buying something. :) Please RSVP so we know who is coming and can grab a big enough table to accommodate all of us.

Kneaders Bakery

4730 E Ray Rd · Phoenix, AZ

What we're about

Welcome to 9 Bridges

Writing can be a solitary journey. There is no one right or wrong way to pursue your love of writing, and no two writers share the exact same experiences. The methodology that works for one person often doesn’t work for another. Writers are a little like stars in the sky – while there are countless numbers, each is completely unique and capable of creating their own world full of wonder.

9 Bridges creates connections – bridging differences in styles, personalities and level of experience. We feel we can all learn from one another, whether it means a poet might learn something new about cadence from a science fiction writer, or that a horror writer might coach a memoir writer about tension. We strive to not only connect writers to writers, but to give writers greater access to the communities that can help them the best.

We do this through offering positive, supportive critique groups that help people improve their writing skills without cutting them down. The format is simple - each member brings a sample of their current work in progress and reads it out loud to the group. Feedback is based on based on what is heard, and this provides a different experience than seeing things on paper.

We also have monthly workshops on a variety of topics about the raft and business of writing.

Finally, we partner with other organizations to bring discounts and/or free admissions to members for conferences, events and services.

Membership is free. We keep this organization up and running through the generous support of our members. Please consider assisting us - we are an Oregon-based 501(c)3 non-profit and your donation is tax-deductible.

Keep Writing!!!!!!!

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