Poetry Read & Critique

Group Information


Second Saturday of Each Month


10 AM – 12 PM






Group Description

Writing regularly and sharing that writing in a community offers us the chance to grow as writers and readers of poetry. Over time, we become familiar with one another’s gifts and turn of phrase. We also become trusted enough to give and receive feedback regarding our thresholds, our habits, and places in our work we could stand to challenge ourselves to explore. I invite you to join our heart-centered but unflinching group of writers. We meet on the second Saturday of each month from 10 am to noon.


We will write together briefly at the outset of class (the no-critique portion of our time together), give one another feedback on the poems you bring in for us, discuss potential publication targets for polished work, and gently hold one another accountable for accessing our bravest and truest writing potential. You’ll come away from class with worksheets to use during our time apart each month; worksheets provide you with a group of themed poems, a lesson on an aspect of the craft of writing, and a list of current potential submission targets.


Note: May’s Second Saturday group on Saturday, May 11 will be held from 11 AM – 1 PM. Thank you for your understanding!

How to Join



Please send us a message or email us at programs@sandiegowriters.org to register for September.


This group is held in person. While masks are not required indoors, they are encouraged.


Please be advised that it is best to register at least a week before the start of a group to help our instructors prepare and ensure that it does not get canceled or rescheduled. Policies regarding registration, refunds, cancellations, etc. can be found on our policies page. If you would like to provide feedback regarding this class, please feel free to complete an evaluation form.