8×8 Read & Critique

Group Information


Tuesdays – 10/24, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12 & 12/19


6:30 PM – 8:30 PM






Group Description

Read and critique is a way—possibly the only way—for writers to hear how their writing sounds to others. This is how we discover whether the piece we so painstakingly and painfully created and re-created, actually works. Nothing serves writers better than a supportive and trusted group to ask the questions we didn’t know to ask and help us see problems we may sense, but can’t identify. Because we can never hear our stories for the first time, we rely on the response of others to tell us where we’ve found our groove, and where we’ve lost our way, and sometimes, what to do next.


In this limited eight-session workshop participants will bring five- to eight-pages of general fiction, creative nonfiction, or memoir, which they will read aloud for review. Each two-hour session will allow time for thoughtful critique of four members’ work. Workshop limited to eight writers. Participants should have some experience in read and critique.


Note: This group will meet on the following dates: October 24; November 7, 14, 21, 28 & December 5, 12, 19.


How to Join



Please send us a message or email us at programs@sandiegowriters.org if you would like to be added to the waitlist.


Policies regarding registration, refunds, cancellations, etc. can be found on our policies page. If you would like to provide feedback regarding this group, please feel free to complete an evaluation form.