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Salem: First Lines Critique Group

October 8, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Salem Chapter Meetings

Willamette Writers Salem – First Line Critique Group

On October 8, from 11-1, the Salem chapter will meet in the Plaza room of the Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR. This will be a ‘first lines’ critique group. Please bring the first few lines of a project you are working on to share with the group. Be prepared to receive helpful feedback from other authors and share your insights about their work. We look forward to strengthening the first impression of our work for our readers!

If enough people attend, we may break out into smaller groups, so it might be a good idea to bring several copies of your first lines to pass around.

If you know of a published work that has especially effective first lines, please bring it to the meeting, or type up and email us the lines along with the title of the work and author. We will use these as good examples at the beginning of the meeting.


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. Sign Up! Any high school or middle-grade writers are welcome to join us. Sign up for our email list at: http://eepurl.com/hRubBf  A registration link will be sent to our email list before our next meeting.

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 to require 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 8, 2022
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Salem Public Library
585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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