Monthly Sun noon at NTC!!!! Narrative Prose R&C with Judy Reeves
This is an ongoing read & critique group with limited registration. Members pay monthly for their ongoing participation.
Writing prompts will be given for participants to use if they desire.
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Read and critique is a way—possibly the only way—for writers to hear how their writing sounds to others. This is how we discover whether the piece we so painstakingly and painfully created and re-created, actually works. Nothing serves writers better than a supportive and trusted group to ask the questions we didn’t know to ask and help us see problems we may sense, but can’t identify. Because we can never hear our stories for the first time, we rely on the response of others to tell us where we’ve found our groove, and where we’ve lost our way. Response from the group can also help us regain perspective, which can so easily be lost, especially when we write from our own lives.
In this once-a-month workshop participants will bring five- to eight-pages of narrative prose, which they will read aloud for review. Each four-hour session will allow time for thoughtful critique of up to eight members’ work. Participants should have some experience in read and critique.
All writers of narrative prose are welcome.
Judy Reeves is a writer, teacher, and writing practice provocateur who has taught writing and led writing groups for more than twenty years. In addition to private read and critique groups, she leads R&C workshops at the Southern California Writers’ Conference and developed a read and critique course for UCSD Extension. Her book, Writing Alone, Writing Together is a guide for writers and writing groups. She’s published additional books about the craft, including a revised edition of A Writer’s Book of Days, which won Best Nonfiction in the 2010 San Diego Book Awards, and is widely used as a text in high school and college writing courses. Judy joined her first writing group when she was eleven years old and her first read and critique group at eighteen; she’s been doing it ever since.
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