Salem Critique Groups & Writers Groups

Looking for a critique group or a writing group in Salem, Oregon? Want to expand your critique group or start a new one? You’re in the right place! Check out the info below to get started.

Last updated: August, 2016.

Salem Chapter Critique Group
Skill Level: Advanced
Genre: Open
Location: Broadway Commons-Dallas Room (2nd Floor)
Date: Every Second and Fourth Tuesday
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Contact: Frank Yates – fyateswriter [at] hotmail [dot] com

Cherry City Writers’ Critique (Now OPEN!)
Skill Level: Open
Genre: Open
Location: Broadway Commons, Monmouth Room, second floor
Date: Every Second and Fourth Sunday
Time: 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., open-house style, come when you can.
Contact: Jeremy Hickerson – hickerj73 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Writers of the Purple Sage (FULL)

Genre: Open
Location: Broadway Commons
Date: Every Second and Fourth Monday
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Contact: Peter Saunders

Writing for Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Critique Group
Genre: Open
Location: Salem Public Library
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Contact: Christel Jonge Vos – christeljongevos [at] gmail [dot] com

The “Irregulars” – A Critique Group for Longer Sections of Manuscript (FULL)
Skill Level: Medium/Advanced
Genre: Novels of all types, except maybe erotica
Location: Broadway Commons, Main Floor
Date: No defined meeting dates, because it depends on how big the ms is that we’re critiquing 
Contact: Barbara Freeman – bfreeman64 [at] earthlink [dot] net

Nonfiction and Poetry Critique Group (FULL)
Skill Level: Intermediate
Genre: Memoir, poetry, essay
Location: Check with coordinator
Date: 4th Sunday (may change) 
Time: 1 p.m. (may change)
Contact: Cynthia Herron

Interested in starting a critique group? Contact Salem Chapter at: salem [at] willamettewriters [dot] org