What we're about
Who are you?
The Ashland Writers' Group is for working writers who are serious about their professional development. It's a supportive space for constructive feedback that will help us deepen our relationship with our words and ourselves. Any aspect of the written word is welcome.
How we do it
Anyone with a written excerpt to present shall bring printed copies enough for those attending. Keep excerpts to 1500 words or less. You'll read your piece aloud. We'll review silently for two minutes, then spend up to 10 minutes on free comment.
Common courtesy is to read, then listen. This work is about how you as an artist can move us from what you put on the page. Your reading is a forum to present your art and absorb the viewpoints of others. The pristine form of this exercise is to read only what you've put down. If we leave out the preamble, the woulda-coulda-shoulda, we get closer to the mindset of publishing, where only our best work is there to represent us.
For 2017, we ask that all writers attend the basics of grammar and punctuation.
We often go overtime, so it's not impolite to excuse yourself at 6 pm.