Workshop, General Session
Critique groups are meetings—in-person, online, or both—where writers come together to offer comments about each other’s writing samples: what works, what doesn’t, and why. These groups are an effective way to get feedback on your manuscript and give you an opportunity to help others on their writing journey. In our panel discussion, we’ll discuss topics such as how to form a group, ways that groups might operate, the importance of having writers with similar skill levels, how to give and receive critiques, and ways to deal with challenging group members. Kim Conrey, Kathy Nichols, and George Weinstein have, cumulatively, more than four decades of experience participating in and/or running critique groups. They have seen it all and want to share their advice for successfully starting or participating in a critique group that will help you improve your manuscript and writing skills.