Manuscript Surgery

Thursday 13 November 2014 @ Heene Gallery, Worthing

We first tried this during the 2012/13 season, it proved very successful and we received requests to run another, so here it is. Last month members were given the opportunity, through the newsletter, to submit a piece of prose or a couple of poems, these will be read and then appraised by other members in small groups.
As writers it can be hard for us to share our work, because it’s so personal to us. And it takes practice to take – as well as give – constructive criticism. You can also learn a lot about your own writing from someone else’s - looking at what elements of their writing works or doesn’t work for you, and listening to the opinions of other readers.
To ensure everyone’s comfortable with the evening, as with the last session we’ll begin with some critiquing guidelines for writers and readers.