What we're about

We are a writers' group that meets two to three times monthly, virtually on Zoom, and at venues in Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and Harrisburg. We're dedicated to helping our colleagues polish and publish. As writers, we are in various stages of development, but we remember the beginner's experience.

All 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 respectful, reviews (if you choose to submit work). If you've never critiqued or been critiqued, we will guide you. We review any sort of work, fiction, or non-fiction.

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.

In the case of controversial submissions, we will attempt to give unbiased feedback on writing quality. Blatant hate speech is not permitted. Our meetups are intended to provide a positive experience and nurture our writing talents

We hope to see you soon!

Note: Some work submitted may be intended for mature readers, so if you are under 18, we request that you obtain permission from a parent/guardian before you participate.

Upcoming events (1)

Critiques With a Focus on Dialogue

T.J. Rockwell's American Grill & Tavern

Please post your submission to our Dropbox (limit is 4500 words, but you may go a bit over to avoid an awkward break), double-spaced, lines numbered, in Word.
If you do not already have access to our Dropbox, please email me at [masked] with your name (you will need to create an account).
Note whether your piece is complete or a work in progress. Critiques will be optional on any work posted later.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you submit work, your colleagues will critique it, so there is an expectation of quid pro quo. Critiques should be posted to our Dropbox.

There are rounds of submissions and critiques.
Members may choose to participate in either round or both.
There are separate Dropbox folders for each round of submissions and critiques.
First round submissions due June 1
First round Critiques due June 15
Second round submissions due June 15
Second round Critiques submissions due June 25
Participants who submitted for the first round must post critiques prior to submitting a second piece.
The critique meeting (covering both rounds) will be held on DATE
The meeting will feature a discussion spotlighting a specific element of story. This month: Dialogue
This month, at the meetup, we'll focus on dialogue. See you soon! 😊

Past events (292)

Gabfest – Discuss Your Project/Open Discussion

Marzoni's Brick Oven & Brewing Co.

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