Next Meetup

Critiques Plus Open Discussion
Please upload your submissions (limit is 4500 words, but you may go a bit over to avoid an awkward break), double-spaced, in Word or RTF, to our Dropbox by 5:00pm on Fri. 1/4. If I do not already have your email address, please email me at [masked] (backup address is [masked]) with your name, so I can give you access to our Dropbox (You will also need to create an account.) Note whether it is a complete work or a piece in progress. Critiques will be optional on any work posted later. Bring your crits to the meetup so that you can present their main points, and please upload them to Dropbox afterward. (If you submit work it WILL be critiqued, so there is an expectation of quid pro quo even if you do not attend the meetup.) Note: Some members may submit work written for mature readers, so, if you are under 18 years of age, we request that you obtain permission from a parent/guardian before you participate. Usual length of meetup is around two hours, but we understand if you must leave early. Of course, you're welcome to stay for more discussion after all critiques have been presented. I'll tell the host/hostess to expect people for a writers' group. However, hosts/hostesses are not always good at remembering. We'll meet inside the door. If you come later and don't see us (we'll likely be in the back room) call me at[masked]. Don...See you there!

TJ Rockwells American Grill & Tavern

896 W. Grantham Rd · Mechanicsburg, PA

What we're about

We are a writers' group that meets regularly in Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Harrisburg, and Dillsburg. We're dedicated to helping our colleagues polish and publish. Please join us if writing is your passion, your thing, or your raison de vivre. We are egalitarian. As writers, we are in varied stages of development, but we remember the beginner's experience.

All that we expect of you as a member is a sincere effort to grow as a writer, and to do your best to provide honest, yet kind, reviews. At our meetups we'll do in-depth critiquing, and discuss topics related to our craft. If you've never critiqued or been critiqued, we will guide you. Our group will review any sort of work, fiction, or non-fiction.

In the case of submissions that are overtly political, religious, or otherwise controversial, we will attempt to give unbiased feedback on the quality of writing, and how well the work achieves its intended purpose or effect. However, if a submission is so disturbing to a member that it impairs the ability to offer a balanced review, that person may recuse her/himself. Blatant hate speech is not permitted; it will create a climate anathema to the congenial interaction of our writers. Our meetups are intended to provide a positive experience and to nurture our writing talents

Please review your work for grammar and spelling accuracy before submission. If you submit work it WILL be critiqued, so there is an expectation of quid pro quo, even if you do not physically attend the meetup.

Note: Some work submitted may be intended for mature readers, so if you are under 18 years of age, we request that you obtain permission from a parent/guardian before you participate. See you at our next workshop!

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