Shut Up & Write!™ DTLA -- Critique Group

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WeWork Gas Company Tower

555 West 5th Street, 35th Floor · Los Angeles

How to find us

Room 35I. We will meet at the Starbucks in front of the Gas Tower beginning at 5:45 and all go up together at 6:00 sharp.

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If you’ve just finished a story and you need some feedback, or if you’ve been coming to meetings forever and are just curious to see what your fellow writers are up to, Shut Up & Write! Critique is for you.

Each month, readers will share their work in a friendly, low-stakes environment where everyone understands the hurdles of writing. As a reader, you’ll get an immediate response to your work and be able to ask focused questions of the audience.

In the audience, you’ll get to see what your fellow writers have been up to and improve your own writing by analyzing others’ work.

More than that, it’s an opportunity to get to know your fellow writers better!

5:45 - 6:00 - Gather in at the Starbucks in front of Gas Tower.
6:00 - Go up the elevator together to WeWork space, grab coffee or water, etc.
6:10 - Begin readings & critiques
8pm - Close

Readers will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis (readers will read in order of their arrival to the group that night). We will have a strict no-show policy for critique nights -- if you cancel last minute without a good reason (e.g. zombie apocalypse in your apartment building) you will not be allowed to attend future critique-meetups. Open write and social/friend nights are a different story, but sharing one's work is a vulnerable thing, so we need to have a safe place to improve our writing and get feedback from other writers committed to the group. Thank you in advance for understanding! #writingcommunity #create

Readers are encouraged to bring some paper copies for those who want to follow along and to come with a couple specific questions for the audience. No need to memorize! All genres welcome! Have fun with it!