We are a positive, supportive, and encouraging group for poets. We meet to share our poems for critique, to get reader feedback in a friendly and constructive atmosphere, and to support each other in our development as writers. This meetup is for poets who are interested in receiving thoughtful and serious feedback on their work while also getting to know other Toronto writers.
It is a safe and social space for writers wanting to meet like minded peers.
Core group values:
Positivity. This includes being supportive and encouraging of other's work. We are here to support each other. This means giving constructive criticism, but it also means offering the kind of moral support that will help people grow as writers.
Equality. The group is non-hierarchical. Everyone's voice is equally valued, regardless of experience. The role of the organiser is not an expert. Their purpose is only timekeeper and maintaining structure.
Diversity. Diversity is an asset, and an institutional strength within a writing group. We value diversity in age, gender, sexual orientation, education, cultural background, religion, experience, etc.