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ONLINE ONLY: Writers Working - Critique Group Workshop

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 1/9/2022
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Description:
 Bring two pages or two poems to share with a group for critique.

This is a live, interactive meeting. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link prior to the event.

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 donít understand or where communication with the reader breaks down.
* Identify craft-related areas of concern (point of view, verb tense, clarity, filtering, redundancy, clichť, 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 isnít 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, itís certainly worth taking note.



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Library: Downtown Bend Public Library    Find the Downtown Bend Public Library
Contact: Paige M. Ferro
Contact Number: 541-312-1063
Presenter: Deschutes Public Library
Status: Openings
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  • Attendee MUST give 24 hour cancellation notice to allow others on the waiting list to attend.

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