Member News: Online Member Critique Groups

woman on online group chat

Members are forming online critique groups limited to 8 people, where everyone must read a least once every 6-8 weeks or leave the group. The online group will be long term, even after the quarantine is lifted, with writers actively participating at each session. The groups will be divided by skill level/experience.

Please note, these groups are not managed by Willamette Writers. These groups are run by members. Each group has their own rules, and Willamette Writers does not schedule or set up these meetings.

Most likely the meetings will be via Zoom, either weekly for 45 mins or bi-monthly for 1.5 hours. The weekly group would be two ten minute reads each followed by ten-minute critiques. The monthly version would be four ten minute reads each followed by ten-minute critiques. (It is not necessary to have a computer for Zoom. You can call in for audio only.)

If you’re interested, please email us with answers to these questions:

  1. Name you wish to go by
  2. Do you consider yourself:
    a. Beginner Writer (never published)       
    b. Intermediate Writer (some work published or self published)       
    c. Advanced Writer (published by more than one national publication.)
    Of course there will be borderline answers. Do your best to categorize yourself.
  3. Are you willing to lead or share leadership of a group?

Email us.