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Critique Workshop
IMPORTANT NOTE: due to Au Bon Pain changing its hours, we are shifting the meetings an hour earlier. We will now start at 2 pm and end at 4 (although we often finish a bit earlier). Please prepare with the following format in mind: First everyone but the author will discuss the piece for about 15 minutes. Afterward everyone will be free to address the author, give direct feedback, ask the author questions, etc. for another 15 minutes. We prefer printed/handwritten feedback, but digital comments are fine if you don't have access to a printer (digital comments can be uploaded into the Submissions folder for that week so the writer can view them). Sign up for critique here: And submit your work here: . Remember to submit by Wednesday 11/14, but the earlier the better! This is to give people time to read and form responses to your work. If you would like to review past submissions or catch up on a member's novel, the Drive folder for the group as a whole can be accessed here: Please also bring $2 to help pay for Meetup's monthly fee (Venmo and Zelle are fine!).

Au Bon Pain

684 Massachusetts Avenue · Cambridge

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    What we're about

    This is a group created to fill the gap for critique groups specifically for young writers just starting to get serious about their work.

    This group is intended for creative writers of prose fiction under 35 who are dedicated to improving their craft and supporting their fellow writers. This is a workshop group, planning to meet every other week to critique 2-3 submissions from fellow group members.

    All genres of prose fiction are welcome! The focus will be on short stories, but excerpts of longer pieces will also be accepted. Meetings are in Cambridge on the Red Line on weekend afternoons.

    If you would like to join, please fill out the questions on the membership request. Note that we do not critique poetry or nonfiction pieces. This is an inclusive and LGBTQ+ friendly group and we welcome people from all backgrounds and skill levels!

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