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Online Hillsboro: It’s critique time!

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Hillsboro Chapter Presents

It’s critique time!

Online: This meeting is online only.

Register for the meeting here. On the day of the meeting, a Zoom link will be sent to your email.



By request, the Hillsboro chapter of Willamette Writers will host an online critique session. Whether you wish to share an excerpt of your own work, or just hear what others are doing, let’s learn from each other! Join us at 6:00 – 8:00 PM on May 14th on Zoom, and come ready to engage your fellow writers.

For critiques: Have a document with your excerpt ready to screenshare with the group. We will give each writer five minutes of reading time (approximately 700-800 words), and then five minutes for feedback from the group.

We are an open, supportive, and caring community. WW Critiques are writer-focused and encouraging. As such, we promote positive feedback along with suggestions for improvement. Learning our strengths helps us better tackle those areas that need developing, and we want everyone to walk away inspired to keep writing!

For examples of constructive criticism techniques, we suggest looking into methods such as the compliment sandwich method, “I” language, and actionable feedback as a starting point.

With such limited time for each writer, we ask that feedback focus on style, character, tone, etc., rather than grammar. We also ask participants to avoid contentious topics such as religion, politics, and the use of AI. As a critique session, we want to keep focus on the writing itself.

If you are interested in joining broader discussions with fellow writers, we encourage you to look into our Coffee At Your Kitchen Table series! It’s an online hangout space on Tuesdays and Saturdays where writers meet and chat about anything and everything. Check the listings on our Events Calendar for more details.

About Your Chapter Meeting

Willamette Writers meetings are free and open to all writers, 18 and up. Guests are welcome to make a donation at https://willamettewriters.org/donations/ to help support the cost of the meetings. For information on how to become a Willamette Writers member, click here: https://willamettewriters.org/register/individual/


Willamette Writers continue to encourage mask-wearing at our in-person, indoor meetings. If you feel sick, please stay home and join us at one of our online Chapter Meetings.

Young Writers

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.

See you there!


May 14
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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