What we're about

Please visit https://nycwriters.org for details about our meeting format, how to submit your work, and more!

We are a group for NY based writers to discuss the craft and critique our work. We've got a great membership of diverse, insightful writers who bring varied perspectives to the discussion. Each meeting, we spend some time discussing a topic related to the art and craft of writing. Then we workshop 3-4 pieces submitted by members and distributed for reading ahead of time.

Upcoming events (5+)

Monthly Critique Meeting

New York Public Library - Riverside Library

PRE-READING FOR THIS MEETING WILL BE EMAILED 1-2 WEEKS IN ADVANCE ONLY TO MEMBERS WHO RSVP "YES." If you aren't sure whether you can attend, it's best to RSVP "Yes" to ensure you receive the pre-reading. If you have a submission (guidelines at our web site, nycwriters.org) send it as soon as it's ready, and we'll get you in the queue. First-time submitters always go to the front of the line. Feel free to arrive late and leave early--we're quite flexible. Unless your work is being critiqued, in which case please make sure you are present. ROUGH AGENDA: 1:45 - 2:15 - Introductions, new business 2:15 - 3:00 - Group discussion on a topic of writing craft or business 3:00 - 4:45 - Critiques of member submissions (The library likes us to be outside, on the sidewalk, by 4:59 PM so they can close promptly at 5:00.) At 5:00, a group of us usually head to a local bar for drinks, food, and casual chat. All are welcome!

Monthly Critique Meeting

New York Public Library - Riverside Library

PRE-READING FOR THIS MEETING WILL BE EMAILED 1-2 WEEKS IN ADVANCE ONLY TO MEMBERS WHO RSVP "YES." If you aren't sure whether you can attend, it's best to RSVP "Yes" to ensure you receive the pre-reading. If you have a submission (guidelines at our web site, nycwriters.org) send it as soon as it's ready, and we'll get you in the queue. First-time submitters always go to the front of the line. Feel free to arrive late and leave early--we're quite flexible. Unless your work is being critiqued, in which case please make sure you are present. ROUGH AGENDA: 1:45 - 2:15 - Introductions, new business 2:15 - 3:00 - Group discussion on a topic of writing craft or business 3:00 - 4:45 - Critiques of member submissions (The library likes us to be outside, on the sidewalk, by 4:59 PM so they can close promptly at 5:00.) At 5:00, a group of us usually head to a local bar for drinks, food, and casual chat. All are welcome!

Monthly Critique Meeting

New York Public Library - Riverside Library

PRE-READING FOR THIS MEETING WILL BE EMAILED 1-2 WEEKS IN ADVANCE ONLY TO MEMBERS WHO RSVP "YES." If you aren't sure whether you can attend, it's best to RSVP "Yes" to ensure you receive the pre-reading. If you have a submission (guidelines at our web site, nycwriters.org) send it as soon as it's ready, and we'll get you in the queue. First-time submitters always go to the front of the line. Feel free to arrive late and leave early--we're quite flexible. Unless your work is being critiqued, in which case please make sure you are present. ROUGH AGENDA: 1:45 - 2:15 - Introductions, new business 2:15 - 3:00 - Group discussion on a topic of writing craft or business 3:00 - 4:45 - Critiques of member submissions (The library likes us to be outside, on the sidewalk, by 4:59 PM so they can close promptly at 5:00.) At 5:00, a group of us usually head to a local bar for drinks, food, and casual chat. All are welcome!

Monthly Critique Meeting

New York Public Library - Riverside Library

PRE-READING FOR THIS MEETING WILL BE EMAILED 1-2 WEEKS IN ADVANCE ONLY TO MEMBERS WHO RSVP "YES." If you aren't sure whether you can attend, it's best to RSVP "Yes" to ensure you receive the pre-reading. If you have a submission (guidelines at our web site, nycwriters.org) send it as soon as it's ready, and we'll get you in the queue. First-time submitters always go to the front of the line. Feel free to arrive late and leave early--we're quite flexible. Unless your work is being critiqued, in which case please make sure you are present. ROUGH AGENDA: 1:45 - 2:15 - Introductions, new business 2:15 - 3:00 - Group discussion on a topic of writing craft or business 3:00 - 4:45 - Critiques of member submissions (The library likes us to be outside, on the sidewalk, by 4:59 PM so they can close promptly at 5:00.) At 5:00, a group of us usually head to a local bar for drinks, food, and casual chat. All are welcome!

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Monthly Critique Meeting

New York Public Library - Riverside Library

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