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The Premier Writing Organization On
California's Central Coast
Welcome to SLO NightWriters


 

   SLO NIGHTWRITER CRITIQUE GROUPS  




NW Critique Groups are a wonderful benefit of NW Membership.  


Some groups are full right now, but  many welcome visitors.  Always contact the group leader listed for specific information regarding group availability and visiting options. SLO NW cannot guarantee critique group formation or availability, but we do strive to facilitate connections between writers so they can initiate and develop their own writing affiliations.While we cannot be, and are not, responsible for any outcomes from these associations, we hope they lead to great creative magic and magnificent literary works!


Critique Group Coordinator: 



Contact Patricia Gimer to list your critique group and critique needs in the NW Newsletter and on the SLONightWriters Web site. 

 

email:  patgimer@gmail.com


Phone: 805-235-8313







Critique Groups:



New Group.


There's  a new Critique Group forming, first meeting next week.  Interested parties please contact Pat Gimer @ patgimer@gmail.com.

We will meet to discuss our focus, meeting times/locations and get more info out as things progress.

  




Kick Start


My name is David Schwab and I'd like to start a writer's critique group in SLO. I write motorcycle action adventure fiction with some true stories and life's milestones. I have a Bachelors in Fine Art and an MBA. 


I've illustrated several book covers and a children's story for a book a friend wrote. I would like to have at least three other people interested before we have a meeting. The beginning of April would be good for me. Let me know if you're interested.


My e-mail is daveschwab@sbcglobal.net.






Thursday Writers 

Usually meet every other Thursday at the Coffee Bean in Pismo Beach, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Next month our schedule has changed to accommodate one of our writers, and we will meet on Fridays,  September 11 and 25, same times.

Open to new members.

Contact: Mark A Ruszczycky  zsur@aol.com




NORTH COUNTY CRITIQUE GROUP

Meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Atascadero Library. The group includes intermediate and advanced level writers of fiction and non-fiction, both published and unpublished. Our critique process is upbeat and constructive. We send around pieces in advance, and read aloud at sessions. 

CURRENTLY NOT OPEN TO NEW MEMBERS

Contact:  Group moderator:  Jeanie Hundertmark 

805-878-2158

                                        



HI HOPES


This group was created to fill a need for a Los Osos/San Luis Obispo group

that incorporates writers who generate stories, essays, novels, poetry–you get the picture

writers of any description.

Whether or not you wish to publish, we’ll help you with ideas to improve your writing.

Led by Sharon Sutliff, we meet on the second and fourth Mondays at 9 AM and usually

wrap up in time for lunch. 

We meet in various locations. Call one of the moderators to arrange a visit, or get more

 information.


CURRENTLY OPEN TO NEW MEMBERS

Contact Sharon Sutliff, 544-4034  or  Audrey Yanes 534-1919



WHAT IF? WRITING GROUP II

Meets every Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Los Osos. Work is produced

 in each session, then analyzed according to the objective of the day’s goal. Based on

 writing exercises designed to jump- start the creative process (gleaned from a variety of

 published authors), these sessions take writers through the process of writing fiction from

 inception of idea to the final resolution. This group is for all writers who want to learn

 the process of crafting a well-told story while developing their own voice and style. We

 explore such topics as ideas, character, story arc, tone, voice, POV, tension, dialogue,

 resolution, writing mechanics, etc.

There is a Fee involved for this class. 

 (If enough interest is expressed, a night class in Los Osos may be started.)


CURRENTLY OPEN FOR ONE MORE MEMBER

Susan Tuttle 458-5234, or by email   aim2write@yahoo.com



LO PROSE



Meets in Los Osos on the first and third Wednesdays at 7pm till usually 10pm.

The first Wednesday's meeting is hosted at the home of Charlie Perryness, 800 Santa

Ysabel Street, Los Osos. 805-528-4090


The third Wednesday's meeting will be hosted by Anne Allen, 562 Henrietta Avenue, 

Los Osos CA 93402

annerallen.allen@gmail.com  (805) 528-1006


The group runs a tight ship so that everyone can read. No cross talk permitted. At the

 beginning and at our break we socialize. We’re all serious but fun-loving.

 Presently the writing covers several

 genres: YA novels; short stories; short stories woven into a novel; fantasy;

 humorous mystery novel; political

 satire novel; and personal essays. We write just about everything except poetry.  


CURRENTLY FULL – NOT OPEN TO NEW MEMBERS  - But Guests are always

 welcome.




FICTION/NONFICTION


Meets on 1st and 3rd Mondays from 9:00 am to noon in San Luis. Members bring original

 work to each session and read aloud to the group. The group provides constructive

 suggestions for improving the writing and the structure of the stories. Prose forms of

 literature–short stories, novels, memoirs, essays, newspaper and magazine articles,

 travel–are this group’s forte. It welcomes writers who are serious about producing work

 for publication. Those interested in attending or who need more information should

 telephone.


OPEN TO NEW MEMBERS

Contact Terry Sanville 541-0492   or   Gloria Pautz 543-2049





WHAT IF? WRITING GROUP 


For all writers.  Meets every Wednesday in Grover Beach from 10:30 am to12:30 pm. 

Not a traditional NightWriter critique group. Work is produced in each session, then

 analyzed according to the objective of the day’s goal. 

Based on writing exercises designed to jump- start the creative process (gleaned from a

 variety of published authors), these sessions take writers through the process of writing

 fiction from inception of idea to the final resolution. This group is for all writers who

 want to learn the process of crafting a well-told story while developing their own voice

 and style. We explore such topics as ideas, character, story arc, tone, voice, POV, tension,

 dialogue, resolution, writing mechanics, etc.


CURRENTLY FULL. NOT OPEN TO NEW MEMBERS

Susan Tuttle 458-5234 or by email   aim2write@yahoo.com




LO PROSE


Meets in Los Osos on the first and third Wednesdays at 7pm till usually 10pm. 

The first Wednesday's meeting is hosted at the home of Charlie Perryness,  800 Santa Ysabel Street, Los Osos.  805-528-4090

The third Wednesday's meeting will be hosted by Anne Allen, 562 Henrietta Street in Los Osos. 

anneallen@yahoo.com  528-1006-562.

 


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