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This group is for writers who would like to meet in the Beaverton/Aloha area to give and receive thoughtful critiques. Fiction, non-fiction, and poetry welcome. Current members are focused on fiction for young adults and children. Please contact me to discuss projects to see if you would be a good fit. Thank you!

Upcoming events (5+)

Critique meeting (all genres welcome!)

Ava Roasteria

Schedule: We meet the 2ND and 4TH SUNDAYS OF EACH MONTH. If the list reads otherwise, it's because Meetup doesn't have that option and I had to click "Every 2 Weeks." I change this problem by hand when I can. Preparation: Bring whatever you're working on--enough copies for everyone, including yourself; there is time for about 10 pages double-spaced or 5 pages single-spaced if 4 of us share our work. If fewer people RSVP and attend, there may be time for more, or the meeting may end earlier. Format: You will have the opportunity to read your selection out loud as we follow along. Then we critique it by turns. We're also willing to advise you about story ideas or help you get unstuck on a manuscript problem. Number of attendees: Our critique meetings must be limited to no more than 5 people, to provide enough time for reading and feedback, unless we cut back on the length of each work and/or time for feedback. Location and cost: We are not charging a fee, but please bring money for a drink and/or food, especially if you intend to use WIFI. A Request: Please fill out the questions I put in your profile so we can get acquainted a bit ahead of time. Thank you very much! WE WILL HAVE A SMALL SIGN ON THE TABLE SO YOU WILL SEE WHERE WE ARE.

Critique meeting (all genres welcome!)

Ava Roasteria

Schedule: We meet the 2ND and 4TH SUNDAYS OF EACH MONTH. If the list reads otherwise, it's because Meetup doesn't have that option and I had to click "Every 2 Weeks." I change this problem by hand when I can. Preparation: Bring whatever you're working on--enough copies for everyone, including yourself; there is time for about 10 pages double-spaced or 5 pages single-spaced if 4 of us share our work. If fewer people RSVP and attend, there may be time for more, or the meeting may end earlier. Format: You will have the opportunity to read your selection out loud as we follow along. Then we critique it by turns. We're also willing to advise you about story ideas or help you get unstuck on a manuscript problem. Number of attendees: Our critique meetings must be limited to no more than 5 people, to provide enough time for reading and feedback, unless we cut back on the length of each work and/or time for feedback. Location and cost: We are not charging a fee, but please bring money for a drink and/or food, especially if you intend to use WIFI. A Request: Please fill out the questions I put in your profile so we can get acquainted a bit ahead of time. Thank you very much! WE WILL HAVE A SMALL SIGN ON THE TABLE SO YOU WILL SEE WHERE WE ARE.

Critique meeting (all genres welcome!)

Ava Roasteria

Schedule: We meet the 2ND and 4TH SUNDAYS OF EACH MONTH. If the list reads otherwise, it's because Meetup doesn't have that option and I had to click "Every 2 Weeks." I change this problem by hand when I can. Preparation: Bring whatever you're working on--enough copies for everyone, including yourself; there is time for about 10 pages double-spaced or 5 pages single-spaced if 4 of us share our work. If fewer people RSVP and attend, there may be time for more, or the meeting may end earlier. Format: You will have the opportunity to read your selection out loud as we follow along. Then we critique it by turns. We're also willing to advise you about story ideas or help you get unstuck on a manuscript problem. Number of attendees: Our critique meetings must be limited to no more than 5 people, to provide enough time for reading and feedback, unless we cut back on the length of each work and/or time for feedback. Location and cost: We are not charging a fee, but please bring money for a drink and/or food, especially if you intend to use WIFI. A Request: Please fill out the questions I put in your profile so we can get acquainted a bit ahead of time. Thank you very much! WE WILL HAVE A SMALL SIGN ON THE TABLE SO YOU WILL SEE WHERE WE ARE.

Critique meeting (all genres welcome!)

Ava Roasteria

Schedule: We meet the 2ND and 4TH SUNDAYS OF EACH MONTH. If the list reads otherwise, it's because Meetup doesn't have that option and I had to click "Every 2 Weeks." I change this problem by hand when I can. Preparation: Bring whatever you're working on--enough copies for everyone, including yourself; there is time for about 10 pages double-spaced or 5 pages single-spaced if 4 of us share our work. If fewer people RSVP and attend, there may be time for more, or the meeting may end earlier. Format: You will have the opportunity to read your selection out loud as we follow along. Then we critique it by turns. We're also willing to advise you about story ideas or help you get unstuck on a manuscript problem. Number of attendees: Our critique meetings must be limited to no more than 5 people, to provide enough time for reading and feedback, unless we cut back on the length of each work and/or time for feedback. Location and cost: We are not charging a fee, but please bring money for a drink and/or food, especially if you intend to use WIFI. A Request: Please fill out the questions I put in your profile so we can get acquainted a bit ahead of time. Thank you very much! WE WILL HAVE A SMALL SIGN ON THE TABLE SO YOU WILL SEE WHERE WE ARE.

Past events (47)

Critique meeting (all genres welcome!)

Ava Roasteria

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