Memoir Read & Critique

Group Information


Every Tuesday


6 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. Response from the group can also help us regain perspective, which can so easily be lost when we write from our own lives.


This ongoing group will provide the opportunity for eight memoirists to have their work reviewed by group members and the instructor. Each two-and-a-half-hour session will allow time for thoughtful critique of four members’ work which has been submitted in advance of the session. The workshop is limited to eight writers; allowing each writer review of their work every other week. Participants should have experience in read and critique groups.


Note: This group begins on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. Space is limited to eight participants. Please read below for how to register. Thank you!


How to Join



Please send us a message or email us at if you would like to join this group.


Please note that it is best to register at least a week before the start of a class to help our instructors prepare and ensure that a class does not get canceled or rescheduled. Policies on registration, refunds, cancellations, etc. can be found on our class policies page.