As serious writers, practicing our craft is a joy for us, hence our use of the term "wordsmiths."
Please join us if:
You consider yourself a writer, regardless of education or experience;
You're looking to form a bond with other writers;
You would like to improve your skills;
You value honest, thoughtful feedback;
And you are willing to give helpful critiques to others.
We meet in Burlington every other Friday night to enjoy friendly discussion and the companionship of other wordsmiths as well as the occasional cup of coffee.
There are only three requirements for membership:
Critique other writers' manuscripts in writing before the meetup;
Share your work as often as you can;
And contribute to the warm solidarity of the group.
Donations are graciously accepted at each meetup.
Email your file to firstname.lastname@example.org by the Sunday before the meeting so attending members have time to read your piece and mark it up with their comments.
Critique all pieces emailed for review. Positive comments are to be noted, followed by any suggestions for revisions. Ideally, print out the piece + your review/edits to hand over to the writer after the critique.
Writers are asked to refrain from speaking until after all members have commented on their work.