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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 11:30am 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.

1st Thurs Screenwriting Group with Carlos de los Rios

This monthly read and critique group allows participants to have pages of their material read aloud in a classic R&C format. But the group also…

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1st Tuesdays Kidlit Read & Critique with Marcie Colleen

This is a NEW read & critique group with limited registration. Pay monthly for your ongoing participation.  There is a discount for signing up…

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Master Workshop with T. Greenwood

A unique opportunity to work in a small and focused group of novelists, lead by award-winning and international best-selling novelist, T. Greenwood…

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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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Tracy Jones

Saturday Memoir Read & Critique with Tracy Jones

Are you ready to take your memoir writing to the next level? Whether you’re working on your final draft or starting your first page, this inclusive…

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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. To JOIN:  please…

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

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

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Weekly Thurs 6:30pm: 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 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 Tues 10am: Read & Critique with T. Greenwood

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

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Weekly Tuesdays: Stories That Want to be Told Read-and-Critique for Memoirists with Judy Reeves

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 what is…

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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 discussion…

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

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

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Weekly Wed 7pm: 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…

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1st Tuesdays Kidlit Read & Critique with Marcie Colleen

This is a NEW read & critique group with limited registration. Pay monthly for your ongoing participation.  There is a discount for signing up…

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Weekly Mon 12pm Fiction/Non-Fiction Read and Critique with Sandra Millers Younger

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

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Weekly Speak, Memory: A Writing and Support Group for Memoirists with Judy Reeves

Contact Judy to be considered for this class (see info below). This small, ongoing group invites memoirists to come together for writing and…

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