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Getting the Feedback You Need: A Critique Group Practicum

Carole Bumpus

Do you belong to a critique group? Do you want to be part of one? Do you want to start one?
Having someone else read and respond to your work is an essential part of the writing process. But friends and family may not always be the best choice for a first reading, and beta readers and professional editors come later in the process. Many writers rely on critique groups to help them shape their work and provide encouragement along the way.
The CWC-SF/Peninsula Branch has had so much interest in critique groups—what are they, how to start one, how to find one, how they work—that we’ve decided to devote a whole meeting to them.
In this meeting, longtime CWC member and past president Carole Bumpus will share the ideas she discussed during Writers Helping Writers and Think Tank. Other veteran critique group members will share their experiences. You’ll learn:
  • How to give constructive feedback without being discouraging
  • What to look for when reading pieces for a critique group
  • Different options for structuring a critique group, and
  • Best practices for creating and participating in critique groups
The meeting will end with networking time for attendees to meet and talk with other writers who want to be part of a critique group or who have a group that’s looking for new members.
Saturday, May 18 at 10:00 a.m.

FREE* to first-time attendees! $10 Members; $15 Non-Members; $5 Students/ID
You can register with payment here