What we're about

Meet other writers and let creativity bloom! Looking to make this group writer friendly, helpful and encouraging to new and experienced writers. Critique for growth will be encouraged- but it should be appropriate and given in a helpful manner!
We are a group of writers focused primarily on improving our writing and polishing our work for publication.
Also, you can find us on Facebook too: 
The Durham Writers Meetup Group     https://tinyurl.com/y99chqss

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Writers Critique Group

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Our Writers Critique Group meets virtually every Wednesday of every month. On the second and fourth Wednesdays we critique each others narrative pieces. On the first and third Wednesday we hold writing sessions and sessions on the craft of writing.

Email me at [masked] to stay up-to-date our specific activities.

Everyone is welcome to click on no matter where you are with your writing or what narrative genre has your interest.

Our Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86417403021

Whether you are starting back in the creative writing process, a seasoned professional, or find yourself somewhere in between, we welcome you to our group.

If you would like to read a draft of your work and want to get on the schedule, please message me at [masked].

Good writing deserves to be heard. Our group will help with your writing and listen to what you have to say!

Join us!

Jonathan Giles
Co-Host, Writers Critique Group
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Poetry Critique Group

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The Poetry Critique Group meets on Thursday evenings every month. All poets and lovers of raw or incomplete poems are welcomed!

We are a group of poets from across the U.S. sharing our creative endeavors, all of which leads to a nice discussion on the art and craft of poetry. It's an eye-opening but sympathetic review of our poems, a way to gain exposure, and a nice approach to understanding the use of imagery and metaphor, along with formatting, syntax, and word choices.

On the first and third Thursdays of each month, we critique our poems, and on the second and fourth Thursdays, we organize special programmatic activities, including sessions on narrative and lyrical poetry, submission guidelines and upcoming deadlines to consider, and readings from individual poets whose work deserves to be heard.

Questions, write to me at: [masked].

We would love to have you join us! Here is the repeating Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87629992231

I will be online before the meeting to answer any questions you may have.

Jonathan Giles, Host
Poetry Critique Group

SF/F Group

**Virtual via Zoom**

Zoom Info Below Description

This sub-group focuses on Science Fiction and Fantasy, so if you have anything that falls under that category — be it short story, poem or novel-in-progress — then come! We'd love to hear from you.

Our format allows each reader 15 minutes to present their work... followed by approximately 20 minutes of feedback from the other attendees. To ensure a fair opportunity to respond, each attendee is limited to 1 minute of feedback time. (Using this structure, we are usually able to get through four readers in any given night.)

If a reader elects to post their work in advance (NOT a requirement!), members will be able to access that work at our Google Group:
https://groups.google.com/d/forum/durham-sff-writers-group

We ask all members to provide a warning, both on the meetup site and in the meeting, if their story features content that some readers might find upsetting. This includes any descriptions of sexual violence.

Readers are:
• Lily
• Fraser
• Lucy

Backup Readers are:
• Ada
• Emily
• Naveed

Deep Backup:
Baxter

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This will be a virtual meeting until further notice. Following national guidelines on containing COVID-19, we will not meet physically for our normally scheduled meetups. Stay safe and healthy!

Virtual meeting:

> Enabled for both audio and video. Users can choose what to share.
> Users can share their screen/application, which could be good for reading along.
> There is a shareable whiteboard.
> Users can annotate the screen.
> You can set up polls (host only?).

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Eric Maier is the ZOOM Host but may not be present at the meeting. The MEETING Host is per the description. You can join the meeting without Eric present. Just FYI, a meeting without a ZOOM Host does not have someone who can do things like allow participants to record or mute participants who are producing unwanted sounds.

Writers Critique Group

Location visible to members

Our Writers Critique Group meets virtually every Wednesday of every month. On the second and fourth Wednesdays we critique each others narrative pieces. On the first and third Wednesday we hold writing sessions and sessions on the craft of writing.

Email me at [masked] to stay up-to-date our specific activities.

Everyone is welcome to click on no matter where you are with your writing or what narrative genre has your interest.

Our Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86417403021

Whether you are starting back in the creative writing process, a seasoned professional, or find yourself somewhere in between, we welcome you to our group.

If you would like to read a draft of your work and want to get on the schedule, please message me at [masked].

Good writing deserves to be heard. Our group will help with your writing and listen to what you have to say!

Join us!

Jonathan Giles
Co-Host, Writers Critique Group
[masked]

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Poetry Critique Group

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