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Read & Critique Groups

Discouraged about your writing?  Wonder if you are ever going to get anything published?  How do you learn to write?  Any kind of writing requires work and effort, but joining a read and critique group can move you in the right direction.

A read and critique group is a small group of writers who encourage and provide regular help to each other.  Joining a group means making a commitment to write something each month, polish it and share it with the group.  Also, joining means making a commitment to carefully critique the other members’ manuscripts and come prepared to help others.  Whether you are working on a new piece already, want to start a new project, or need to revise an existing manuscript, the read and critique experience may be just for you.

Writing prompts will be given for participants to use if they desire.

These are ongoing read & critique groups with limited registration. Members pay monthly for their ongoing participation. In R&Cs with waitlists, participants must pay for missed months to keep their place.

To pay monthly by Paypal after initial registration, send your payment to register@sandiegowriters.org noting the instructor and R&C time with your payment.  Please include this information in the subject line of check payments as well.

If you want to join a group, we have a couple options to choose from:

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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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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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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