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Hybrid Eugene: Critique Groups with J.C. Geiger

October 11, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Willamette Writers Eugene Presents

Critique Groups, Reimagined with J.C. Geiger

Online and In-person

A critique group can be the emotional and professional cornerstone of a writer’s life. But how do you get it right? Does academia have it figured out – or is there a secret key to unlock the magic tonic that makes the collective’s work leap to the next level and turns the room into a perfect jam session? J.C. Geiger will draw from experience with the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and others to share specific techniques that build community, and the spirit-crushing pitfalls to avoid. You’ll also have opportunities to meet other writers seeking critique groups — we’ll help you get started! Join us for this interactive hybrid meeting (both online and in-person!). Zoom and location details below.

About J.C. Geiger

J.C. Geiger, the author of WILDMAN and THE GREAT BIG ONE (Little, Brown), is a critically-acclaimed writer, producer, performance artist, and GrandSlam Storytelling Champion for The Moth. His novels have been named Best Book of the Year by Amazon and Bank Street, and THE GREAT BIG ONE was a 2021 Oregon Book Award finalist. More on his latest projects at jcgeiger.com.


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In-Person Meeting Info:

Join us from 6-7:45 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022 at:

  • Wordcrafters in Eugene
  • NEW ADDRESS: 438 Charnelton St. Ste 101 in Eugene
  • PARKING INFO: Park in the lot at the end of the building. Then come to the door to get a parking pass to put on your car dashboard.
  • BRING A CHAIR: Wordcrafters is just getting settled into a new space so, if you can, please bring a chair to sit on.

Online Meeting Info:

You have to be logged into your own personal Zoom account to attend this meeting (to create a FREE account, go to Zoom.us).

Once you are logged in to your own personal zoom account, click here to register for this specific meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkdu-vrDMjHtdLE6gh-PAPuaNvp1551K2p

On the day of the meeting, log into your Zoom account and then click the link zoom sent you in your email when you registered with the link above. If you are logged into your personal zoom account, you can also click the link above and register again if you need to. If you have not done this before, we encourage you to try logging in a half hour before the meeting begins. We had to change our meeting access because of a few inappropriate guests, but we want to continue to keep our meetings open to the public.

About your chapter meetings

Willamette Writers meetings are open to all writers, 18 and up. Young writers are encouraged to join our Young Willamette Writers meetings. Guests are welcome to make a donation to help support the cost of the meeting (we believe in paying our speakers for their time and skills). This meeting is run by volunteers. We look forward to seeing you there!

MASKING: Willamette Writers continues mask-wearing at our in-person, indoor meetings. If you are unable to mask, we invite you to join us at one of our online Chapter Meetings. Here is a link to our policies.


October 11, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Wordcrafters 438 Charnelton, Suite 101 Eugene
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