What we're about
✴ Is your New Year's Resolution to write a novel, publish 52 articles, sell a screenplay, have a number of staged readings, or something similarly grand yet attainable?
✴ Are you serious about the quality of your writing and a believer in critiquing and rewriting?
✴ Do you dream of becoming a prolific and well-respected writer?
✴ Are you looking for a group of like-minded wordsmiths to support you, advise you, critique your work, and cheer you on in your 2017 writing journey?
Then join the West Los Angeles Writers Critique Circle.
This group is for serious writers who are passionate about their art and craft, committed to improving their writing by all means necessary, and who are looking to workshop their work in a supportive environment.
With that said, the group is open to published and yet-to-be published writers. The only criteria is that you are serious about working toward your goals and helping other members achieve theirs.
Novelists, short story writers, memoirists, essayists, playwrights, screenwriters and more are welcome.
We will meet on the westside, every Friday from 7 pm to 10 pm (unless another event is planned for the week, such as attending a reading, going to a writer's conference, throwing a literary themed game night, having a book swap, or anything else fun and related to the act of writing). If that day, time, and location is not convenient for you, please do not join this group, as we don't have anything else to offer except our weekly critiques.
We are looking for members who will come to each event so we can build a sense of community and camaraderie.
We will workshop pieces of up to 10,000 words, depending on the number of people submitting.
You are welcome to bring excerpts or a selection of work. All members are welcome at all genre events, and if we find that all of us are writing in the same one or two genres, we will adjust accordingly.
In the beginning, we will workshop all genres in one meeting, but eventually, we could split into groups and have the following monthly schedule:
Week 1 - Fiction (novel chapters, short stories, flash pieces)
Week 2 - Nonfiction (memoir excerpts, essays, articles)
Week 3 - Dramatic writing (plays, screenplays, TV writing)
Week 4 - Open (poetry, mixed genre, or any of the above)
This is a brand new group and I am open to your ideas about how to make it a great, supportive, fruitful writing environment. Please join and contribute your ideas. Let's make 2017 the year of meeting and exceeding all of our writing goals.