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Come join us on Zoom to meet other writers, discuss craft, and get feedback on your work. Three works are selected in advance for critique. Each of the three writers get 25 minutes of combined reading and critique time for their piece. Writers of all levels welcome! If you would like to join the meeting, reserve a spot to have your work critiqued, or for more information, email us at [masked].
Do you have a poem -- or more than one poem -- that isn't quite working right? Now you have a place to take it and get help in fixing it. Each poet will bring one or more poems and present them to the group, and the group will try to figure out what repairs are needed. In the process, we will learn how to make our own poems better. Each session will begin with a discussion of some element of the craft of poetry, such as meter, rhyme, or lineation, and a quick exercise. Our goal is not just to get together and tell each other that we're wonderful. We want to help each other become more wonderful.
The Mystery-Fiction-Novelist Writer's Group is open to all fiction story writers. (We are not a good fit for poetry, memoir or screenplay) Due to Covid, we are meeting outdoors on Bicentennial Mall. Please dress for the summer weather, and bring a camp chair or something else to sit on. Also a good idea to bring a cold drink and a mask. If it rains, we'll have to cancel. Also, since a large group can't be distanced and still hear each other, if the group exceeds 8 people, we will break into smaller groups. For Critiques: Please BRING COPIES if you want feedback. No more than 5 double-spaced, pages of work you'd like to have critiqued. We ask that you advise the group of the kind of critique you'd like to receive, (grammar, content, plot...) and then remain silent until the critique process is over. Remember, you won't be able to follow your readers around explaining why you wrote what you did, so if it's not clear to our group then that is valuable information for you. Once the group has finished the critique, you will be asked for your impressions of what was discussed. There is free two hour parking on the street between the farmers market and the park. Enter the park across from the Farmers Market food court, and go straight, towards the chunks of columns. We'll be under a tree nearby.
All genres of fiction are welcome! Bring your drafts--at any stage--to be workshopped. Don't forget to bring enough for everyone! Each writer gets fifteen minutes to read and receive feedback. Use your time wisely! Please note that this is now on the third Monday of each month, rather than the fourth Monday as it interferes with Tennx9 and we don't want to have clashing literary events! :)