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Writing & Reading Groups

Some of our ongoing groups are drop-in, such as our Brown Bag and Thursday Writers with no pre-registration required, others are read and critique groups where you can get feedback on your work-in-progress. All of them welcome you.

  • Room to Write – Tuesday & Friday mornings at The Ink Spot (Free, Members Only)
  • Brown Bag – Tuesdays at noon at the Ink Spot  ($5)
  • Fiction Cohort – Tuesdays at 7pm at the Ink Spot ($60$75 month)
  • (Not) Dead (Yet) Poet’s Society – Weds at 10am at the Ink Spot ($10/$15)
  • Thursday Writers – Thursdays at 5 pm at Lestat’s West ($5)
  • Pen to Paper - Thursdays at noon at the La Jolla Library (Free)
  • Writers by the Beach - Thursdays at 11am at the Encinitas 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)

 

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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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 2nd Sat 2:30pm: Poetry Read & Critique with Steve Kowit

BRAND NEW GROUP:  Sign up now as Kowit's other group is always fully booked! 2nd Sat of the month from 2:30-5:30:  Starts in January This is an…

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Monthly 4th Sat 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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Monthly 4th Sun 1pm: Poetry Read & Critique with Steve Kowit

THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY FULL.  You will be added to a WAIT LIST and notified when an opening occurs. This is an ongoing read & critique group…

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Monthly 4th Sun 5:30pm: “Not Your Family’s Sunday Night Dinner” Read & Critique with Janene Roberts

ON HIATUS UNTIL JANUARY!! During this once-a-month, low-cost, casual evening, writers will be able to bring up to four pages of writing for…

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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.  Writing prompts…

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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

Brand new group: Begins Thursdays from 11-1.  Register now (from Buy Now button above, for first month) and then pay monthly through Paypal or…

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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 Tues 7pm: Fiction Cohort with T.C. Porter (on hiatus)

ON HIATUS   T.C. Porter’s Fiction Cohort brings writers together for the long haul, amassing material for book-length fiction projects.…

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Weekly Wed 10am: (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 2pm: Open Genre Read & Critique with Mark Clements

NOTE:   Mark's Wed 2pm R&C will change to Fridays (same time) for the month of December.  This is an ongoing read & critique group…

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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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