Writing & Reading Groups

The groups below are mainly “writing practice” groups or “writing prompt” groups–they meet to do writing based on a prompt and then the participants are encouraged to share what they wrote. No critique is given (except in the Poet’s Society which encourages some critique).

  • Room to Write – Tuesday & Friday mornings at The Ink Spot (Free, Members Only)
  • Brown Bag – Tuesdays at noon at the Ink Spot  ($5)
  • (Not) Dead (Yet) Poet’s Society – Weds at 10am at the Ink Spot ($10/$15)–some read and critique on poems
  • Thursday Writers – Thursdays at 5 pm at Lestat’s West ($5)
  • Pen to Paper – Thursdays at 1pm at the La Jolla Library (Free)
  • Writers by the Beach – Thursdays at 11am at the Encinitas Library (Free)
  • East County Writers Group – 1st and 3rd Fridays at 10am at the El Cajon Library (Free)
  • Writer’s Read Book Club — Sunday afternoons every six weeks, see page listed in menu under Writing Groups for details, The Ink Spot or next door in the Gallery ($5)

 

If you are looking for feedback on your writing you should join a read and critique group.

READ & CRITIQUE GROUPS ARE AVAILABLE.  Seating is limited in the groups and some of them are full, but you can check to see if there is room by following the links below.

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04/26 Open Mic Poetry Reading: Honoring Steve Kowit

On Sunday, April 26, San Diego Writers, Ink will hold a poetry reading in honor of Steve Kowit, a beloved poet, instructor, mentor, and friend, who…

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Weekly Fri 1:30pm: Open Genre Read & Critique with Mark Clements

This is an ongoing read & critique group with limited registration. Members pay monthly for their ongoing participation. Writing prompts will…

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Weekly Mon 10am: Read & Critique with T. Greenwood

This is an ongoing read & critique group with limited registration. Members pay monthly for their ongoing participation.  To pay monthly by…

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Weekly Monday 6pm: Read & Critique with Rich Farrell

On Hiatus until January. Restarts with session on January 5 Read and Critiques:  get your work read in an open and inviting group.  Get…

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Weekly Thurs 11am: Read & Critique with T. Greenwood

TO JOIN:  Contact the instructor at stewbalm@gmail.com to verify there is still open seating.  Then Register for the first month using the buttons…

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Weekly Thurs 7pm: Screenwriting Read & Critique with Carlos de los Rios

This is an ongoing read & critique group with limited registration. Members pay monthly for their ongoing participation.  This group…

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Weekly Thurs 9am: Fiction / Non-fiction Read & Critique with Rich Farrell

Read and Critiques:  get your work read in an open and inviting group.  Get constructive feedback from writers under the guidance of Rich…

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Weekly Wed 10am DROP IN: (Not) Dead (Yet) Poet’s Society

  Join us on Wednesdays from 10-12pm for the (Not) Dead (Yet) Poet's Society, led by Anna DiMartino and Ron Salisbury. We will have a lively…

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Weekly Wed 7pm: La Jolla Fiction Read & Critique with T. Greenwood

THE GROUP IS CURRENTLY FULL.  There was 1 spot available in this group as of Dec 30, 2013 but it filled within 2 hours of the announcement.  You…

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Weekly Wed 7pm: Open Genre Read & Critique with Mark Clements

CURRENTLY FULL. Contact programs@sandiegowriters.org with questions. There may be room in the 2pm Wed. meetings. See that course page. This is an…

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One-on-One Consultations and Read & Critiques of Short and Full Manuscripts

 1-on-1 Consultations and Author Read & Critiques of Short and Full Manuscripts are available by arrangement.  Email Kristen at…

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1st and 3rd Sat 12pm: Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Comic Book Writers Club with Carlos de los Rios

Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comic Book Writers Club:This twice monthly group is a read and critique club of writers who want to work on their projects in a…

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Monthly 1st Sat 10am: Memoir Club with Marni Freedman

Come join The Memoir Club  – and learn structure for memoir!   What is it:  A fun, interactive read and critique group geared to helping…

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Monthly 4th Sat 2pm: Poetry Read & Critique with Seretta Martin

This is a series of on-going workshops that will meet starting on the 4th Saturday of the month from 2:00-5:00 pm, starting February 28. Seretta…

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