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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!

The Durham Writer's Group is the second largest writer’s group in the RTP area. We are a group of writers focused primarily on improving our writing and polishing our work for publication.

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Thursday Poetry Meetup

Saladelia Cafe

Join us on the first and third Thursday of every month! Bring a poem or two of your work to be critiqued. The reviewers are a small group fellow poets sharing their creative pieces, all of which leads to a nice discussion on the art and craft of poetry. Bring copies of your poem for the group to critique and a pen or pencil to comment on the work of the others. It's an eye-opening but sympathetic review of your poems, a way to gain exposure, and a nice approach to understanding the formatting, syntax, and word choices employed by others in writing poetry.

Published Authors' Chillzone

The Northern Spy

This event is for published authors to pull themselves out of the publishing and marketing trenches to meet, hang out, and talk shop. I'm hoping these monthly meetings will inspire camaraderie and smiling faces, so bring your face and maybe a couple bucks to support our venue (purchase not required...but faces are). This isn't a reading, critique, or presentation group. It's a 'Nice to see you, how's it going?' kind of group. Note: genre / format / style / success / etc doesn't matter. Authors submitting finished work to publishers / agents / etc are also welcome... I mean, we gotta get to know each other before we're famous. Otherwise, what chance will we have after? Also note: find us by finding me, that weirdo in the photo.

SF/F Group

Atomic Empire

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: • Ken • Mariel • Rachel Backup Readers are: • Siobahn • Rob S. • Bill Deep Backup: Allegra

The Durham Writers Meetup Group Monthly "Inbetweener"

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