What we're about

WHO WE ARE: We are a group of fiction writers who meet for fellowship and to critique each other's work. We share a lot of laughs, but we also take our craft seriously, constantly striving for improvement and aspiring toward publication-worthy material. Thus, our group is not for the thin-skinned or self-proclaimed masters of prose. Our group is also not for those just dipping their toes into writing; members are expected to already have a firm grasp of grammar, syntax, manuscript formatting, and other fiction writing basics. Our feedback may encompass plot, character development, writing style, and word choice. We read all fiction genres (i.e., no nonfiction, no poetry, and no memoir).

WHAT WE DO: Each Bay Street Writer may submit a few pages of prose to be read and pondered by the other writers until the next group meeting. Meetings are spent giving each writer 5-10 minutes of verbal feedback on the work submitted at the previous meeting. Additional may be written on the submission and returned to the writer. We do not do read-aloud sessions.

WHEN and WHERE: We meet bimonthly in Fremont.

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Meet and Critique Session

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This meeting is only open to Critique Group Members. We have the back room reserved for this meeting. Regular members: Please bring a copy of your writing submission (up to 10 pages) for each member of the group. We will critique work submitted to the group at the previous meeting.

Meet and Critique Session

Location visible to members

This meeting is only open to Critique Group Members. We have the back room reserved for this meeting. Regular members: Please bring a copy of your writing submission (up to 10 pages) for each member of the group. We will critique work submitted to the group at the previous meeting.

Meet and Critique Session

Location visible to members

This meeting is only open to Critique Group Members. We have the back room reserved for this meeting. Regular members: Please bring a copy of your writing submission (up to 10 pages) for each member of the group. We will critique work submitted to the group at the previous meeting.

Meet and Critique Session

Location visible to members

This meeting is only open to Critique Group Members. We have the back room reserved for this meeting. Regular members: Please bring a copy of your writing submission (up to 10 pages) for each member of the group. We will critique work submitted to the group at the previous meeting.

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