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Squirrel Hill Writers' Group
We are being offered free use of the meeting room, and are therefore guests. The Children's Institute has asked that we not park in their lot (handicapped members excepted; if you have plates or a placard, you can park in the lot), but park on the street. There is parking on Shady Avenue. The main entrance is on Shady. You must register with the reception desk. We meet in Room 220, which can be difficult to find if you've not been there before, so it is best to arrive early so the intrepid, experienced members who already know the way can lead you. Bringing breadcrumbs is optional, but be aware that they clean and polish the floors in the evenings, and this is even more effective than birds for removing trails of breadcrumbs. If you arrive late for your first meeting, ask the receptionist for directions. Also be aware that anyone found wandering the halls muttering "220, 220..." after 8 pm will be swept out with the trash.

The Children's Institute

1405 Shady Ave (near the intersection of Shady & Wilkins) · Pittsburgh, PA

What we're about

A small group of people who get together to critique each others' works. Many of our participants have been published, and some have achieved awards for their work. We cover many genres, and have covered historical fiction, science fiction, YA fantasy, and autobiographical semi-fiction (mostly-true stories, but not written in the first person). We don't do poetry, and have zero experience with plays or screenplays. We currently have no one working on nonfiction, but we don't rule that out. Past members have done nonfiction and autobiographical family histories, for example. We meet every Monday at 5pm, and members are expected to make as many meetings as they can (if you only show up on the evening your work is being critiqued, it's not going to work out). We meet at the Children's Institute on Shady Ave. in Squirrel Hill at the corner of Wilkens and Shady. We gather in the reception area and head down to our meeting room as a group.

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