ONLINE ONLY: Writers Working - Critique Group Workshop

Sunday, January 09, 2022
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
This is a live, interactive meeting. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link prior to the event.

Bring two pages or two poems to share with a group for critique.

Participants will be divided into breakout rooms in Zoom to share and critique pieces. Please ensure your camera and microphone are working.

Guidelines for the Critique Group:

* Share what you liked and what you thought worked well in the piece.
* Identify areas that you don't understand or where communication with the reader breaks down.
* Identify craft-related areas of concern (point of view, verb tense, clarity, filtering, redundancy, cliché, sensory details, metaphor, dialogue, narration, pacing, drama, back story, action, intent, scene, structure, etc.).
* Identify craft-related areas of possibility (same list).
* Do not micromanage or try to rewrite for the author; focus on the piece in front of you, not what you would have written.
* Be nice. Be honest. Be of service.

For the Author During Workshop:

*Be quiet and listen actively.
*If you need to explain the piece during workshop, it means the information isn't on the page.
*Make notes of what you hear and want to say, so that you can include it in your revision.
*After feedback is offered, thank everyone for their time, and ask and answer questions.
*You may hear a lot of different opinions, but always remember this is your work and you get to decide how it is written.
*Bear in mind that if you get the same feedback from a lot of people, it's certainly worth taking note.

Event Type
Adult Program
Age Group(s)
Deschutes Public Library
Paige M. Ferro | | 541-312-1063