What we're about

The Portland Writer's Workshop is a narrative-critique circle meeting twice monthly in downtown Portland. We welcome new members working on fiction and non-fiction (no poetry please). Our overall aim is to produce work worthy of publishing. We hope you'll join us!

Upcoming events (5+)

Writing workshop/critique

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Thanks for joining us! Before you come: New? Send us your email so we can get the week's stories to you. [masked] Please read the stories before coming to the meeting. (We don't read stories out loud.) Some of us print out the stories and make comments on the hard copies to give to the writer, but this is not obligatory. We always start with something we like about the story and then move into talking about what needs work. Writers must attend at least once before submitting a story to get a feel for the group. Submission guidelines • 5000 word cap (excerpts of longer works OK) • Double-space preferred • Drafts should be fairly polished • Narrative fiction and non-fiction only • Feel free to let us know if there's an aspect you'd like us to focus on, but please minimize any preamble • Stories should be submitted ([masked]) no later than the SATURDAY before the meeting • Send stories in Word All members should get in touch with the organizers and provide an email address so we can get you the week's story submissions. [masked] How the group works: We encourage the submitting writer to listen while her/his story is discussed by other members and then ask questions or offer explanations at the end. If it's a novel, we don't need to know the ending. We like suspense. Many of us have beer/tea/wine and/or food while at the meeting. Feel free to eat or not. Please bring $2 to contribute to the group each meeting. These funds go towards our Meetup fees. Ask us about this if you have questions. Please contact us with other questions or concerns: [masked]

Writing workshop/critique

Needs a location

Thanks for joining us! Before you come: New? Send us your email so we can get the week's stories to you. [masked] Please read the stories before coming to the meeting. (We don't read stories out loud.) Some of us print out the stories and make comments on the hard copies to give to the writer, but this is not obligatory. We always start with something we like about the story and then move into talking about what needs work. Writers must attend at least once before submitting a story to get a feel for the group. Submission guidelines • 5000 word cap (excerpts of longer works OK) • Double-space preferred • Drafts should be fairly polished • Narrative fiction and non-fiction only • Feel free to let us know if there's an aspect you'd like us to focus on, but please minimize any preamble • Stories should be submitted ([masked]) no later than the SATURDAY before the meeting • Send stories in Word All members should get in touch with the organizers and provide an email address so we can get you the week's story submissions. [masked] How the group works: We encourage the submitting writer to listen while her/his story is discussed by other members and then ask questions or offer explanations at the end. If it's a novel, we don't need to know the ending. We like suspense. Many of us have beer/tea/wine and/or food while at the meeting. Feel free to eat or not. Please bring $2 to contribute to the group each meeting. These funds go towards our Meetup fees. Ask us about this if you have questions. Please contact us with other questions or concerns: [masked]

Writing workshop/critique

Needs a location

Thanks for joining us! Before you come: New? Send us your email so we can get the week's stories to you. [masked] Please read the stories before coming to the meeting. (We don't read stories out loud.) Some of us print out the stories and make comments on the hard copies to give to the writer, but this is not obligatory. We always start with something we like about the story and then move into talking about what needs work. Writers must attend at least once before submitting a story to get a feel for the group. Submission guidelines • 5000 word cap (excerpts of longer works OK) • Double-space preferred • Drafts should be fairly polished • Narrative fiction and non-fiction only • Feel free to let us know if there's an aspect you'd like us to focus on, but please minimize any preamble • Stories should be submitted ([masked]) no later than the SATURDAY before the meeting • Send stories in Word All members should get in touch with the organizers and provide an email address so we can get you the week's story submissions. [masked] How the group works: We encourage the submitting writer to listen while her/his story is discussed by other members and then ask questions or offer explanations at the end. If it's a novel, we don't need to know the ending. We like suspense. Many of us have beer/tea/wine and/or food while at the meeting. Feel free to eat or not. Please bring $2 to contribute to the group each meeting. These funds go towards our Meetup fees. Ask us about this if you have questions. Please contact us with other questions or concerns: [masked]

Writing workshop/critique

Needs a location

Thanks for joining us! Before you come: New? Send us your email so we can get the week's stories to you. [masked] Please read the stories before coming to the meeting. (We don't read stories out loud.) Some of us print out the stories and make comments on the hard copies to give to the writer, but this is not obligatory. We always start with something we like about the story and then move into talking about what needs work. Writers must attend at least once before submitting a story to get a feel for the group. Submission guidelines • 5000 word cap (excerpts of longer works OK) • Double-space preferred • Drafts should be fairly polished • Narrative fiction and non-fiction only • Feel free to let us know if there's an aspect you'd like us to focus on, but please minimize any preamble • Stories should be submitted ([masked]) no later than the SATURDAY before the meeting • Send stories in Word All members should get in touch with the organizers and provide an email address so we can get you the week's story submissions. [masked] How the group works: We encourage the submitting writer to listen while her/his story is discussed by other members and then ask questions or offer explanations at the end. If it's a novel, we don't need to know the ending. We like suspense. Many of us have beer/tea/wine and/or food while at the meeting. Feel free to eat or not. Please bring $2 to contribute to the group each meeting. These funds go towards our Meetup fees. Ask us about this if you have questions. Please contact us with other questions or concerns: [masked]

Past events (62)

Writing workshop/critique

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