Wordcraft & Critique

Saturdays, April 8 – June 10 at 1:30 p.m.
Hosted at Joyce Colisimo’s Sand Creek Studio in Grants Pass and available remotely, via Zoom
Led by Juliet Lockwood of Crafted Creative

Over the course of 10 weeks, participants will build a firm foundation in giving and receiving peer critique on their written works of fiction and/or non-fiction writing. With guidance from the workshop leader, participants will explore various aspects of writing and techniques for offering literary criticism while honing their skills and expanding their overall fluency as writers.

In this paperless workshop, participants will post their writing in our workshop group on Scribophile.com. Through the week prior to each live Saturday session, participants will use Scribophile to critique as many of their fellow participants’ posted works as possible. Beginning week two, two to three participants will have their posted writing reviewed during each live Saturday session. This will consist of moving through the work, compiling and comparing the various feedback posted on Scribophile and asking/answering any questions. This will also give participants a chance receive feedback on the critiques they’ve given; thus, building their confidence and skill offering critique.

A typical workshop session will include a mini-lesson focusing on writing/critique techniques followed by determination of which participants’ works will be reviewed the following week, and the live review session of the posted works from the two to three participants chosen the week prior. Live sessions may last anywhere from 1.5 to 3 hours, depending on the number of works being reviewed.

Prospective participants must have access to an Internet-connected computer throughout the week and will be expected to bring a wireless-Internet-enabled device, preferably a laptop or tablet computer, to each live Saturday session. They should have (or be working on) at least one piece of fiction or non-fiction writing for which they would like to receive feedback and should also expect to spend anywhere from two to six hours through each week between sessions critiquing their fellow participants’ works.

A $350-value offered for just $10/week
OR an additional 25% off with a single $75 payment prior to April 8th.