What we're about

Welcome to the Coffee House Writers Group -

With over 4,000 members and Critique Group Chapters in Pomona/San Dimas, Fullerton and Long Beach, the Coffee House Writers Group is a friendly community where we writers can find support and camaraderie in the otherwise lonely pursuit of our craft. The group operates a little differently than many critique groups - members are encouraged to bring a piece of writing to read out loud at each meeting (although it's not mandatory). Critiques are done verbally. We do this for two reasons -

• A lot of things like flow and cadence are best picked up when a piece is read out loud

• This type of critique invites the participation of those with busy schedules who don't have time to prepare written critiques ahead of time or are already part of a written-critique-type of group

Things to expect:

• A friendly group of supportive writers to hang out with on a regular basis

• A safe supportive environment for new writers and veterans. We encourage all kinds of writing (although we do ask that you keep what you read out loud to a PG-13 rating since we do meet in public venues)

• Great feedback on your writing - CHWG critique groups have attracted members that include published writers, writing teachers, editors and other professionals

• Fun!

Things that you will not find here:

• Judgment calls and bashing. Nope. We maintain a very supportive environment - we all have to start somewhere and even the best of writers got their beginnings

• Homework. We do not publish files to be reviewed before the meetings, nor do we insist that people prepare critiques before the meetings

• Drama. There's enough of that in our stories! Let's leave the drama on the pages

Connect with our rapidly growing writing community:

Between meetings there is a very active Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/CHWritersGroup/) as well as a Facebook fan page (https://www.facebook.com/coffeehousewritersgroup). We also have community events, writing seminars, parties and readings in addition to critique meetings.

If this sounds like a fun interesting group, feel free to join and come to one of our meetings!

Keep Writing!!!!!!!

Christine Marie Bryant

CHWG President

Past events (369)

Photos (318)