What we're about

York Writers’ Group is a place where you can receive constructive feedback on your writing, listen to the writing of others, and meet like minded writers. We welcome all writers of fiction (any genre or format), poetry, drama and autobiography. Whether you are a complete beginner or a published writer, the only requirement is that you treat the other attendees with respect and kindness. We all have to start somewhere!

How does it work?
Willing participants can share a piece of writing that they have been working on, in order to receive constructive feedback from the group. This is completely voluntary, and you are welcome to just listen/critique if you do not want to read that night. For more information, please read our FAQs (linked below).

Meeting fees are currently suspended but will be reintroduced when we need a funding top-up.

FAQs for the group can be found here.

Upcoming events (4+)

Fortnightly writing critique meeting on Zoom

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This meeting will take place on Zoom. If this is your first Zoom meeting with us, please email [masked] (RSVP to see this email address) before the meeting so we can share the Zoom access code and the pieces of writing that we will be discussing.

Meeting fees are currently suspended as we do not require any additional funding at the moment. We will let members know when fees will be charged again.

What to expect:

Willing participants will have a chance to read out a piece of writing that they have been working on, in order to receive constructive feedback from the group. This is completely voluntary, and you are welcome to just listen/critique if you do not want to read that night. Writers will have 20 minutes to read their piece and receive feedback. We recommend reading for 5-10 minutes max so there is time for feedback; as a guide, we suggest you aim for[masked] words of prose, one longish poem or two short poems. We expect to get through approx. 6 pieces an evening.

You can find more information about how we work and what to expect in our FAQs here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uO9wUykVzmasyBdWYTQfZPWRUL9p7XOE8yo56nK9se4/edit?usp=drivesdk

Fortnightly writing critique meeting on Zoom

Link visible for attendees

This meeting will take place on Zoom. If this is your first Zoom meeting with us, please email [masked] (RSVP to see this email address) before the meeting so we can share the Zoom access code and the pieces of writing that we will be discussing.

Meeting fees are currently suspended as we do not require any additional funding at the moment. We will let members know when fees will be charged again.

What to expect:

Willing participants will have a chance to read out a piece of writing that they have been working on, in order to receive constructive feedback from the group. This is completely voluntary, and you are welcome to just listen/critique if you do not want to read that night. Writers will have 20 minutes to read their piece and receive feedback. We recommend reading for 5-10 minutes max so there is time for feedback; as a guide, we suggest you aim for[masked] words of prose, one longish poem or two short poems. We expect to get through approx. 6 pieces an evening.

You can find more information about how we work and what to expect in our FAQs here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uO9wUykVzmasyBdWYTQfZPWRUL9p7XOE8yo56nK9se4/edit?usp=drivesdk

Fortnightly writing critique meeting on Zoom

Link visible for attendees

This meeting will take place on Zoom. If this is your first Zoom meeting with us, please email [masked] (RSVP to see this email address) before the meeting so we can share the Zoom access code and the pieces of writing that we will be discussing.

Meeting fees are currently suspended as we do not require any additional funding at the moment. We will let members know when fees will be charged again.

What to expect:

Willing participants will have a chance to read out a piece of writing that they have been working on, in order to receive constructive feedback from the group. This is completely voluntary, and you are welcome to just listen/critique if you do not want to read that night. Writers will have 20 minutes to read their piece and receive feedback. We recommend reading for 5-10 minutes max so there is time for feedback; as a guide, we suggest you aim for[masked] words of prose, one longish poem or two short poems. We expect to get through approx. 6 pieces an evening.

You can find more information about how we work and what to expect in our FAQs here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uO9wUykVzmasyBdWYTQfZPWRUL9p7XOE8yo56nK9se4/edit?usp=drivesdk

Fortnightly writing critique meeting on Zoom

Link visible for attendees

This meeting will take place on Zoom. If this is your first Zoom meeting with us, please email [masked] (RSVP to see this email address) before the meeting so we can share the Zoom access code and the pieces of writing that we will be discussing.

Meeting fees are currently suspended as we do not require any additional funding at the moment. We will let members know when fees will be charged again.

What to expect:

Willing participants will have a chance to read out a piece of writing that they have been working on, in order to receive constructive feedback from the group. This is completely voluntary, and you are welcome to just listen/critique if you do not want to read that night. Writers will have 20 minutes to read their piece and receive feedback. We recommend reading for 5-10 minutes max so there is time for feedback; as a guide, we suggest you aim for[masked] words of prose, one longish poem or two short poems. We expect to get through approx. 6 pieces an evening.

You can find more information about how we work and what to expect in our FAQs here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uO9wUykVzmasyBdWYTQfZPWRUL9p7XOE8yo56nK9se4/edit?usp=drivesdk

Past events (58)

Fortnightly writing critique meeting on Zoom

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