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:

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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 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

During this once-a-month, low-cost, casual evening, writers will be able to bring up to four pages of writing for critique. The focus will be on…

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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 7pm: 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 11am: Read & Critique with T. Greenwood

Brand new group: Begins Thursdays from 11-1 starting Oct 30 (this session plus 3 in November with a break for Thanksgiving equals the first month).…

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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

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

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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

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 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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