What we're about

Come meet other local 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
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Upcoming events (5)

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: • Siobhan • Gabe • Dina Backup Readers are: • Allegra • William M. • Naveed Deep Backup: Nate ___ ***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?). Join Zoom Meeting https://duke.zoom.us/j/640491577 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode:[masked] Dial by your location [masked] US (New York) [masked] US [masked] US Join by SIP[masked]@zoomcrc.com Join by H[masked] (US East) 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.

Poetry Critique Group

Online event

The Poetry Critique Group meets on Thursday evenings every month. All poets and lovers of raw or uncompleted poetry are welcomed! The participants are a small group of poets 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 in writing poetry. This is a virtual meeting. Here is the repeating Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82550877382 If you need help sharing your poem on Zoom, please email Jonathan Giles, the MEETING Host at [masked]. Jonathan will be online before the meeting to answer any questions you may have.

Writers Critique Group

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Our Writers Critique Group meets virtually on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. Everyone is welcome no matter where you are in your writing or what narrative genre has your interest. Join us! Our Zoom link is:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82327796840 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. Every month three or four writers read from their works-in-progress and receive focused feedback from the participants. It's two-and-a-half hours of fun on the art and craft of writing, with incredible insight from all involved. Your voice will only enhance the night! If you would like to read a draft of your work and want to get on the schedule, please message Jonathan Giles at [masked]. Good writing deserves to be heard and our group will listen to what you have to say!

Poetry Critique Group

Online event

The Poetry Critique Group meets on Thursday evenings every month. All poets and lovers of raw or uncompleted poetry are welcomed! The participants are a small group of poets 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 in writing poetry. This is a virtual meeting. Here is the repeating Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82550877382 If you need help sharing your poem on Zoom, please email Jonathan Giles, the MEETING Host at [masked]. Jonathan will be online before the meeting to answer any questions you may have.

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