Next Meeting


Dec 14- Potluck-Style Christmas Party (Miami Ave Wine Bar, Indian Rocks Beach)
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Jan 11th, 2018- Your Mission Starts Today (speaker Andrew Bustamante)
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Feb 8th- Time Management For Writers (speaker Cheryl Hollon)
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March 8th- Topic Pending (speaker Patzi Gil)
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April 12th- Topic Pending (speaker John Hope)
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May 10th- Free Marketing Tools for Book Marketing (speaker Shannon Bell)
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June 14th- The Writing Life: Hacks, Tips, and Solutions (speaker Elle Andrews Patt)
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July 12th- From Novel to Cocoon to Screenwriting (speaker Barbara Harrington)
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August 9th- Topic Pending (speaker Sylvia Weiss Sinclair)
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September 13th- The Evolution of Genres (speaker Ken Pelham)



Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Meeting July 14th with Live Readings

For our July 14th Meeting, anyone who would like to do a reading of their First Page is welcome to participate in a live critique session. As usual, we'll meet at the Main Branch St. Pete Library at 6 PM. Networking/mingling begins at 5:30 PM. This meeting is open to the public.

July 14th~ First Page Critique

What to bring: First Page of your novel, short story, or other writing (double-spaced, up to 250 words)
Who can participate: First-come first-serve, members and non-members


What will the critique look like:

  • After the author reads their first page, the critique will open up to the audience
  • Audience will be encouraged to provide positive feedback and constructive criticism in combination
  • Author will not be allowed to talk during the critique (a buzzer will be on hand--if the author talks, they will get buzzed)
  • The critique will be timed for each author. At four minutes, the timer will announce that the critique is over and the next author will be allowed to read their First Page
Does everyone have to read?
  • No. But the audience will be encouraged to provide feedback, even those who choose not to read their work to the group.