Thursday Table Read and Critique

This is a past event

4 people went

Every week on Thursday

Panera Bread (Ventura at Laurel Canyon)

12131 Ventura Blvd · Studio City, CA

How to find us

We will be the ones with the laptops.

Location image of event venue



OUR PANERA HAS CLOSED FOREVER. ☹ And the last place was not a good fit.

While we search for a new home for the group, the new TEMPORARY meeting location:

Panera Bread
12131 Ventura Blvd,
Studio City, CA 91604

NOTE: this might become our permanent location but that has yet to be determined.

It is at the cross streets of Ventura and Laurel Canyon in Studio City.

This critique group is great place to get feedback on your work.

Bring what you’ve been working on, and you will be given 10 mins (yes, you will be timed) to read aloud. If you want someone else to read it, that’s okay. If you want to print out sheets to be read silently, that’s okay. If you have a script, we’ll do a table read. Poetry, spoken word, short stories, novel excerpts, plays, screenplays-- all welcome within the ten minutes. We only ask that you keep in mind it will be read aloud in a Panera Bread, so use your discretion please. Also, this is a writing group, not a performance group or an open mic. We ask that you use the ten minutes to read something you would like feedback on in an effort to improve your writing.

After you read, everyone else is given 2 mins to give feedback. You don’t have to give feedback. You can pass, no questions asked. Feedback should be constructive. We’re here to help each other improve.

Goals! At the end of the night we share our writing goals with one another. We brag about our accomplishments, share information about workshops and submission opportunities, and encourage each other to keep doing the great work!

All you need to bring is yourself and whatever you’re working on. Wi-Fi and ample power are available for laptops and your iDevice of choice. Not to mention lots of great food and cheap refills from our Coffee Bean hosts.